The FMD and The Burn: A How-To Guide
So, you’re looking to ignite the burn, but you’ve got tons of questions. You’re wondering what to do when to do it, and most importantly, how does the Fast Metabolism Diet fit in?
Integrating the FMD with The Burn is easy. Here are five strategies to help you understand how The Burn plans work with the FMD to set your metabolism on fire and help you reach your health goals this year:
1. You’re on the FMD and you have H-Burn symptoms.
If your weight loss has stalled on the FMD and you have several of the H-Burn symptoms, there may be a hormonal imbalance in the body. In 10 days on the H-Burn plan, you can lose up to 10 lbs. You’ll eat foods that stabilize the natural hormone regulatory system so the body can release and incinerate fat. Your targeted nutrition will include vegetables like spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, and fennel; fruits like mangos, peaches, plums, oranges, nectarines; protein like eggs, hummus, chicken, fish; and healthy fats like coconut oil, avocado, and raw nuts.
The FMD –> The H-Burn
Do Phases 1 and 2 of the FMD. Instead of Phase 3, start the H-Burn on that Friday. Continue the H-Burn for 10 days. The H-Burn will end on a Sunday. Begin the FMD again the following day (Monday).
2. You’re on the FMD and you have I-Burn symptoms.
If you’ve hit a plateau and you’re experiencing inflammation in the body, the I-Burn plan enables you to lose up to 3 lbs in three days by focusing on the healing of the kidneys, lymphatic system, and bladder function. You’ll eat anti-inflammatory foods like lemon, celery, parsley, Asian pears, pomegranates, wild-caught fish, legumes as well as healthy fats like avocado, walnuts and pine nuts. These foods will flush out, detoxify and hydrate the body.
The FMD –> The I-Burn
Do FMD Phases 1 and 2. Begin the I-Burn on a Friday that you would normally start FMD Phase 3. The I-Burn will take you through the weekend. You will restart the FMD the following day or Monday.
3. You’re on the FMD and you have D-Burn symptoms.
When you have digestive trouble, your gastrointestinal system isn’t working properly and is getting backed up. The body’s natural elimination systems are also slowed down which causes the accumulation of thick, heavy, resistant yellow fat.
With the D-Burn plan you can lose up to 5 lbs in five days. You’ll eat foods that will de-bloat the tummy, clear out the lungs and sinuses and flood the body with a lot of energy. You’ll be feeding the body good gut flora with the vegetables, fermented foods and healthy fats that are on the menu like coconut, grapeseed, and extra-virgin olive oil. You’ll also enjoy plenty of herbs and spices like basil, cilantro, cumin, ginger, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
The FMD –> The D-Burn
Do Phase 1 of the FMD. Begin the first day of the 5-day D-Burn plan on Wednesday or the day you would begin FMD Phase 2. The D-Burn will end on a Sunday and you should restart the FMD the next day or Monday.
4. You’re new to the FMD and The Burn.
If you’ve never done the FMD but you’re in need of a high–speed body makeover, go to page 21 of The Burn and read the section “What Are Your Physical Issues?” to determine which burn plan your body is telling you it needs. Once you’ve chosen and completed your Burn plan, re-take the questionnaire. It is not uncommon for people to do another Burn plan or repeat their Burn up to three times to get the maximum benefit of micro-repair. Once you’ve finished your Burn plans, jump right into the Fast Metabolism Diet (ideally on a Monday).
5. Because Life Happens.
You’ve done one or more cycles of the FMD, but you’re off the program and need something to kick-start your metabolism fast. Immediately go to page 21 of The Burn and read the section “What Are Your Physical Issues?” Select the Burn plan that most appeals to your issues. Schedule your Burn plan so it ends on a Sunday. Begin FMD Phase 1 the next day or Monday.
Remember: food is medicine so you can use the FMD and The Burn plans preventatively and therapeutically. The key is to listen and honor what your body is telling you it needs. Also, you can never eat enough veggies on any of the plans. The FMD and The Burn plans were strategically designed so you can achieve the clinical results that my clients see every day while nourishing your body with lots of micro-nutrients.