Top 3 Questions About The Fast Metabolism Diet

The Fast Metabolism Diet is a lifestyle change. For 28-days, it’s all about eating the right foods, coaxing your body to burn fat, build muscle, balance hormones, and lay the foundation for a healthier you! Follow the plan. Eat nourishing food. Lose weight. It’s that simple! However, it works differently for everyone. Some get through the FMD quickly, some stall momentarily. Here are the top three questions I get about the Fast Metabolism Diet.

Q: What should I do if I meet my goal weight a week or two into the plan?

A: Congratulations! If you have reached your goal weight before the 28-days is over, I recommend finishing the 28-days as planned. Remember, the metabolism isn’t just about weight; it’s a chemical process that affects every aspect of the body’s health.

I suggest cooking with olive oil and grape seed oil in Phase 1, instead of waiting for Phase 3. We know that typically, the fats in oil cause a dramatic increase in fat oxidation, aka, fat burning, in the body in Phase 3, but when weight loss isn’t the goal, bringing them in for Phase 1 would be really effective.

I also recommend adding fruit to Phase 2, aside from just lemons or limes, with breakfast, lunch and dinner. This is going to work especially well if the individual, say an older child, is really active. This will allow the body the opportunity to convert and build up muscle.

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Q: I hear members of the community talk about their weight stalling in weeks 2 and 3? What would cause this?

A: Weight plateaus are normal and natural in the cycle of weight loss and metabolism repair, so they aren’t necessarily a bad thing. But we don’t want a plateau to be where your body sets up permanent residence. Your body is going through lots of changes. You are detoxing, rebuilding, repairing, excreting, digesting and eliminating – and at times it is important for the body in repair to pause and take a breather.

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Q: How important is it to stick to the plan? Can I switch my breakfast and snack? My dinner and afternoon snack?

A: It is very important that you stick to the plan as written. The meal requirements and their timing is very deliberate. The one exception — if you work out in the a.m. or your schedule requires you to get up early, you can have your morning snack when you first wake, then have your breakfast at a normal time.

Remember, you must eat every two to four hours (except when you are sleeping). This helps stabilize blood sugar and keep cortisol balanced, digestion moving, fat converting to fuel, and your body converting food into life.