Who is Haylie Pomroy? Author of the #1 New York Times Best Seller, The Fast Metabolism Diet

I am the body whisperer.

I know why you can’t do it—why your body doesn’t respond anymore to the relentless dieting, the mind-numbing exercise, the low-carb or low-fat or high-protein diets.  I know why you aren’t losing weight…and I know how to fix you.

I am a body mechanic, a personal trainer for your metabolism, an innovator, not a duplicator.  I’ve even been accused of adding illegal drugs to my products and black magic to my diet plan because the way it works seems so ridiculously easy and the results defy past experience with other diets.  I can assure you that there are no illegal drugs in my products.  You can lose 20 pounds in four weeks, and never gain it back.  There is no magic.  There is no con.  In meetings, doctors ask my advice and listen.  People copy my programs and products, and clients walk out of my office, as my tactful sister sometimes puts it, “ready to drink the Kool-Aid.” 

But this Kool-Aid is the kind that really will make you slim and healthy and fabulous and finally free of excess weight.  My clients are not people who will be satisfied with a diet that doesn’t work, that is too hard to follow, that saps their energy, or deprives them of pleasure.  Those clients include people like Jennifer Lopez, Robert Downey Jr., Reese Witherspoon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tobey Maguire, Ashley Hamilton, Jonathan Dane, Raquel Welch, George Hamilton, Rocket Ishmail, Edyta Sliwnska, and Cher.  They include NFL athletes and their wives, TV and movie stars.  The Sultan of Dubai flew in to see me, upon the advice of his physician at Johns Hopkins Dubai.

I’ve also counseled a lot of people who aren’t particularly famous but need to lose weight and lose it now, doctor’s orders.

I am frequently paid $10,000 per day or more to consult with intensive weight loss centers, weight loss doctors, or to consult behind the scenes developing weight loss programs for major television shows about losing weight.  PR firms and advertising agencies have flown me out to review their products, from sports drinks for children to healthy lunch campaigns.  I’ve consulted with Safeway, advised Warner Brothers for their Looney Tunes Back to School campaign, and I was on the social action campaign for the movie Food, Inc.  I’m out there, making weight loss happen. 

I don’t ask for these opportunities. I have never advertised my services.  My clients come to me by word of mouth.  If I don’t provoke results, I’m out of a job, and so far, my clinics are booked to capacity and I currently have a waiting list that has gone as long as 9 months out. 

Now you are first on my list.

I have spent years focusing on face-to-face, one-to-one client care.  With this book, I take my program to you.  I want everyone who wants to lose weight to be able to do it, fast, effectively, and permanently.  I want you to stop losing those same 20 pounds.  Now, you have my full attention.

People come to me because they have heard that I know the secret to breaking through the plateaus and barriers, to shape your body exactly the way you want it.  I know how to effect significant, meaningful, gasp-inducing weight loss.  I know how to make you look better than you’ve ever looked before. Years of study and clinical work have taught me how to how to get the metabolism to stand up and pay attention, how to push it to get busy and start burning away the fat that has plagued you for years.

In this book, I’ll show you exactly how to make it happen for you.

This is not a book for first-time dieters.  It is a book for people whose old tricks don’t work anymore, for people who love food, for people who are tired of fighting their cravings and fatigue and protruding stomachs, and for chronic dieters who just don’t think they can do it anymore.  If you are about to give up on ever reaching your ideal weight, if you think you must be destined to be fatter than you want to be, then this is your book. Your battle is over.

And it is a battle. Chronic dieting burns out your metabolism, but the Optimal Diet works on a simple premise: You have to confuse it to lose it.  When you change what you are doing every few days in the exact order specified in this plan, your body will become a fat-burning wildfire and the weight will finally drop off the way you always dreamed it could.

I want you to understand how the body works and why it responds to your actions the way it does, so you can finally achieve that number on the scale that you know really does belong to you.  Through a systematic eating plan that alternates between low glycemic and high glycemic, low protein and high protein, low carb and extreme carb, and that actually includes real, delicious food, you will keep your metabolism guessing and your body chemistry on its toes.  You will never go on a fast.  You will never starve.  But you will lose weight.

This is not an empty promise.  I’ve seen it happen time and time again, for women, for men, for people in their 20s to their 70s.  With clear, precise meal plans adapted for use with or without my Optimal shakes and Optimal bars, and with vegetarian options at every step, the plan is easy to follow and hard to resist.  Is it really this easy?

Yes it is.  You can do this.  Many of my clients jokingly tell me I’m cocky or overconfident when I meet with them and they share their diet horror stories and I tell them they will be easy to fix.  Then they try the diet and all the food and they say it’s like we lit a match inside them on the way out of my office because their metabolism is on fire and the fat is the fuel and it’s burning off, baby. 

This can be you.  Your life is waiting for you, and I’m going to help you reach out and grab it.  Welcome to the world of high metabolism. The Optimal Diet is the door to your new reality—a reality in which you no longer have to carry around the weight that has been dragging you down.  Drop it and live.  I’ll be with you every step of the way.

Here’s to the new you!