The Fast Metabolism Diet: Should You Try It?
When people want to lose weight, they are often tempted by diets that promise quick results. For this reason, if you stick the word “fast” in the name of the diet, it’s bound to get the attention of folks. This brings us to the so-called Fast Metabolism Diet.
Although it’s actually been around for almost a decade, the Fast Metabolism Diet gained widespread attention in the summer of 2018 when actress Angela Bassett praised it for helping her slim down. The diet was first published in 2013 by celebrity wellness guru Haylie Pomroy.
It’s yet another one of those diets that makes you go through various eating phases. In this particular case, you work on a 28-day plan in which you rotate through three multi-day phases — one that is high-protein, another that is high complex carbs, and the third that is high-fat.
Throughout the 28-day diet, there are certain things that are never on the table, namely: caffeine, alcohol, soy, corn, fruit juice, refined sugar, dairy, nitrates (like the ones found in processed meats), wheat, and dried fruit.
The diet calls for eating five mini meals per day — the first within 30 minutes of waking up and then the rest every 3 to 4 hours. You also need to drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water per day, thus if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink around 75 ounces, or slightly more than 9 cups. Of course, you can also buy these “metabolism boosting” supplements because they are going to want to make as much money off of you as possible.