The Fast Metabolism diet is a weight loss and healthy eating diet based on the details in the book by the same name, The Fast Metabolism Diet (2013) by Haylie Pomroy.
The diet avoids foods that cause irritation or inflammation in the GI tract and can slow your bowels and create insulin resistance. So there is no wheat, corn, dairy, soy, sugar, caffeine, alcohol, dried fruit or fruit juices, artificial sweeteners, fat-free "diet" foods allowed.
Counter intuitively, the more weight you aim to lose, the bigger the portion sizes - you need to kick start your metabolism! Apparently low-calorie diets make your body move to starvation mode which result in you stubbornly holding on to weight.
There are 3 phases:
- Phase 1 – high-glycemic, moderate-protein, low-fat (days 1-2)
- Phase 2 – high-protein, high-vegetable, low-carbohydrate, low-fat (days 3-4)
- Phase 3 – high healthy-fat, moderate-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, low-glycemic fruit (days 5-7)