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Haylie Pomroy has helped countless clients lose up to 20 pounds in just 4 weeks –all through the fat-burning power of food.

Hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s the rehab needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism and turn your body into a fat-burning furnace.
On this plan you’re going to eat a lot. You’re going to eat three full meals and at least two snacks a day – and you’re still going to lose weight. What you’re not going to do is count a single calorie or fat gram. You’re going not to ban entire food groups. You’re not going to go carb-free or vegan or go cold turkey on the foods you love. Instead, you’re going to rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a simple and proven plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will set your metabolism on fire.
Phase I (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
Phase II (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
Phase III (Friday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils
By keeping your metabolism guessing in this specific and deliberate way, you’ll get it working faster. This isn’t just a theory, it’s the results-based product of Haylie Pomroy’s successful programs.  It’s worked for celebrities, for athletes, and for people with chronic illnesses who need to lose weight, doctor’s orders.  Now it’s going to work for you.
In 4 weeks not only will you see the weight fall off, you’ll also see your cholesterol drop, your blood sugar stabilize, your energy increase, your sleep improve, and your stress dramatically reduce. All thanks to the miraculous power of real, delicious, satisfying food!
Complete with 4 weeks of meal plans and over 50 recipes – including vegetarian, organic, and gluten-free options – this is the silver bullet for the chronic dieter who has tried every fad diet and failed, the first time dieter attempting to kick her metabolism into gear, and anyone who wants to naturally and safely eat her way to a skinner, healthier self.

April 9
Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Fm diet ,

Fast Metabolism Diet

The book and diet plan are detailed well. The Author is funny and has a nice light style I very much enjoyed!

Cconley777 ,

Can't read the daily charts

I am very pleased with the book so far and can't wait to start the diet. My problem is that the Daily Charts include in the book are not readable on my iPad. There is no way to increase the font size and they do not 'launch' into readable documents. I hope this can be addressed.

xstitcher11 ,

Hypoglycemics beware, do not operate heavy machinery

I loved the concept of this book. I have Hashimoto's (hypothyroid), celiac disease, and reactive hypoglycemia and have been trying to lose those last 10 pounds from around my middle. I do heavy impact cardio 6 days a week, follow Weight Watchers, and have been unable to lose any weight in the last 4 months. Obviously my metabolism is stalled.

The book is celiac friendly which is my biggest challenge with most diets. I do not use caffeine, drink alcohol, or use artifical sweeteners. So with most of the major eliminatons already taken care of I thought this would be not too difficult to implement. OK, maybe chocolate was going to be the hardest part.

I am a high impact Jazzercise addict (it is not your mother's 1980s leg warmer Jazzercise anymore) so losing the 500+ calories burned each day and the exercise endorphines would be a challenge. I was willing to give that up for Phases 2 and 3.

The biggest problem is that the book says it is OK for hypoglycemics. The best way for hypoglycemics (especially the ones with reactive hypoglycemia -- over production of insulin) to maintain relatively stable blood glucose levels is to combine carbs with protein. This part of the plan concerned me.

In Phase 1 you are consuming a great deal of fruit with little to no protein. In Phase 1 my blood glucose levels were on a rollercoaster. Just what my endocrinologist does not want to have happen. I ate vegetables and drank water until I could not stand it anymore. I was always hungry shortly after a meal or snack. I felt like I was always eating. I was sluggish and felt like I was in a fog doing mundane things like running errands. Not fun, but I made it through the first two days.

Today was my first day of Phase 2. I was a bit worried by the lack of carbs (low glycemic or otherwise) but I hoped if I started the day off with a nice omelet and lots of veggies I could make it work. I went and did a body sculpting class with weights and kept my heart rate relatively low to stay within the no cardio rules. By the time I got home I was feeling awful, my blood glucose was low, so I had my snack. I felt a bit better and took a shower. By the time I got dressed my blood glucose was crashing again.

I bailed on the diet. I ate a normal balance of food groups and within an hour my blood glucose had stabilized and my brain fog had lifted (I did not remember signing my son's form for school the evening before, but my husband reminded me that I had).

Bottom line: Hypoglycemics beware! This is not a feasible eating regimen for maintaining a stable blood glucose level. You will crash and you need to be careful. I purposely did not lie down when my glucose was crashing because that would have been dangerous.

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