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Fast Metabolism Diet: How To Lose Weight Without Hunger Pangs

Fast Metabolism Diet: How To Lose Weight Without Hunger Pangs

If you’ve ever asked or been asked, “How can you eat so much and stay so lean?”, you’ll know the usual reply is, “I have high metabolism.”

But how much do we actually know about metabolism and how are we able to use the science behind it to our own advantage? Check out this extremely effective diet plan proposed by Haylie Pomroy and Eve Adamson[1] to get that high metabolism rate you’ve always envied in others.

Connection Between Metabolism And Weight Loss

Metabolism is the rate of your body converting your food intake into fuel, bone, blood, fat or muscle. The faster your metabolism, the faster the chemicals in your body can transform all of the nutrients into energy to develop your body. A slow metabolism however, tends to store nutrients in your body instead of burning them leading to a higher rate of fatty tissue buildup.

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If you want to know more about weight loss, you can’t miss the following article that provides all useful tips you need:

Weight Loss Plan And Program: Create Your Own One

How The Fast Metabolism Diet Works

What the diet does is increase your metabolism by making changes to your daily diet. By eating the right foods approved by the diet every day, it can help your body achieve the optimal rate of metabolism to lose weight fast.

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Think of your metabolism as a car engine. Unlike an engine, our body has to be constantly fed with fuel, hence our metabolism is slowed down when we sleep because our body senses that there is no fuel intake. That is why we always hear the saying that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Our engine revs up again when we eat breakfast after a night of fasting.

The idea behind the fast metabolism diet is to constantly feed your body with the right fuel so that your engine can burn the fuel fast and keep on going.

How To Include High Metabolism Diet Into Your Weight Loss Plan:

Phase One (Monday – Tuesday)

The weight loss process of the fast metabolism diet takes place in three detailed phases. Starting on Monday and lasting till Tuesday, the first phase of the diet involves having a lot of carbs and fruits. Fruits that are high in sugar are recommended, such as cantaloupe, pineapple and watermelons. Good carbohydrates are also essential such as brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato and brown rice pasta. Most health authorities recommend these foods filled with complex carbohydrates to people with the need of weight loss as they are effective appetite suppressants.[2]

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DO not neglect the proteins that are very important for every diet. We recommend egg whites, chicken, white fish, turkey and lean ground beef. And of course, vegetables are a must too.

Recommended dishes for Phase One: 

  • Breakfast – brown rice hot cereal with a big bowl of mixed fruit (watermelon, cantaloupe or kiwi)
  • Snack – fruit
  • Lunch – grilled chicken salad with all the veggies I had on hand, tomato, red pepper, carrots, with a little spike seasoning and Balsamic dressing only (non-fat)
  • Snack – fruit
  • Dinner – grilled filet mignon, sweet potatoes and boiled asparagus or broccoli

Phase Two (Wednesday – Thursday)

Phase Two strictly disallows any fruit or carbohydrate and this is the phase where weight loss is noticeable. This phase would only consist of lean proteins and vegetables. The beauty of this phase is that your body starts to unlock the fat stores due to the strict diet that absolutely consists of no fats. Also, lean protein foods help you feel full longer so you will eat less these two days.[3]

The foods that you should be taking during this phase are egg whites, chicken, turkey, beef and a lot of vegetables. This might seem like a gruelling two days but hang in there because it is very important for the diet to work.

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Recommended dishes for Phase Two:

  • Breakfast – egg white omelet with onions and red peppers
  • Snack – beef jerky with celery sticks
  • Lunch –sliced turkey, and a big serving of steamed broccoli or asparagus.
  • Snack – 2 boiled egg whites
  • Dinner – steamed white fish with red pepper toppings and all you can eat serving of salads

Phase Three (Friday – Sunday)

Phase Three is the part where most participants of this diet rejoice because for this phase, you can reincorporate healthy fats with good carbohydrates and fruits again. Good fats here means unsatured fats. In 2009, a study done by the British Journal Nutrition showed that subjects who consumed more unsaturated fats got less belly fat.[4] When eating fruits, please take note that you are not allowed to eat fruits that you took in phase one that are high in sugar.

Salads can now be doused with a good serving of virgin olive oil and with healthy fats, these would include avocados, whole eggs and nuts. Being in Phase Three is like unleashing all the power that your metabolism can release to burn fat and this is where participants burn the most.

Recommended dishes for Phase Three: 

  • Breakfast – slice of sprouted grain toast with almond butter and blueberries on top, 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg omelet with veggies
  • Snack – half an avocado or hummus and carrots
  • Lunch – tuna salad wrap made with celery, carrots, cilantro and safflower mayonnaise with side of strawberries
  • Snack – 12 almonds
  • Dinner – salmon with sweet potatoes and salads

Reference

[1] https://hayliepomroy.com/books/the-fast-metabolism-diet/
[2] http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/carbs/how-carbohydrate-metabolism-affects-weight.html
[3] https://www.verywell.com/how-to-lose-weight-with-lean-protein-3495933
[4] http://www.livestrong.com/article/557726-eat-fat-to-burn-fat/

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Last Updated on March 13, 2019

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

1. Work on the small tasks.

When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

2. Take a break from your work desk.

Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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3. Upgrade yourself

Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

4. Talk to a friend.

Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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6. Paint a vision to work towards.

If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

7. Read a book (or blog).

The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

8. Have a quick nap.

If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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9. Remember why you are doing this.

Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

10. Find some competition.

Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

11. Go exercise.

Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

12. Take a good break.

Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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