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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony; 1 edition (April 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0307986276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307986276
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.4 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,133 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Q&A with Haylie Pomroy

Haylie Pomroy

Q. Why is metabolism so important?

A. First of all, metabolism isn’t a thing—it’s a process! It’s how your body converts food into either fuel or body substance (muscle, fat, bone, blood). If you have a fast metabolism, your body easily processes nutrients into heat and energy, or into creating a strong body. If you’ve got a slow metabolism, you’re storing—instead of burning—and more of your food ends up stuck to your thighs and belly as fat. The good news is that you can CHANGE your metabolism by eating the right foods.

Q. In the book you talk about the importance of switching up what you eat and how it can help you lose weight. Can you explain?

A. To start fixing your broken-down metabolism and lose weight, you’ve got to re-train it: You have to confuse it to lose it. And by eating the right nutrient-dense whole foods on the right days and at the right times, that’s exactly how you’ll get your metabolism burning fast and hot, like it should be.

It sounds like magic, but it’s really just good, solid science. The book is the product of 20 years of clinical experience, of helping people lose weight and keep it off. It’s worked for my clients—many of them athletes and celebrities—and it can work for you too. Each phase of the diet—and the specific foods within that phase—sets off precise reactions in your body, coaxing it to unlock and burn fat. It’s the constant switcheroo that forces your metabolism to get going again!

  • Phase One focuses on fruit and whole grains
  • Phase Two emphasizes alkalizing veggies and lean proteins
  • Phase Three balances proteins, veggies, fruit, and whole grains, plus healthy fats

Q. And I don’t have to count calories?

A. Nope! Your metabolism doesn't count calories and neither should you, as long as you follow the diet's guidelines for which foods to eat and when to eat them. A "calorie" has nothing to do with your weight or metabolism; it's actually a unit of measure—the amount of energy it takes to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius!

Q. Is this diet really for everybody?

A. The Fast Metabolism lifestyle is the way we SHOULD be eating all the time, not just for the 28-day course of the diet! With The Fast Metabolism Diet, you'll learn healthy eating habits that will improve your physical and mental well-being, no matter how much weight you need to lose. There's plenty of flexibility for working around food allergies or sensitivities, and any other restrictions imposed by medical conditions.

Q. So you're saying real food, not processed is the way to go?

A. We eat only real food on the Fast Metabolism Diet. Nothing fake, nothing with an ingredient list as long as your arm. Fat-free and sugar-free diet junk are off the table too. The diet lists healthy portion sizes too—you’ve got to fuel that metabolism. And you won’t go hungry. In fact, many of my clients are surprised how much food they get to eat.

So say bye-bye to frozen low-cal dinners and fat-free “diet” foods. That’s fake food—it’s just a load of chemicals that drag down your metabolism.

Luckily, real food is really pretty easy. The Fast Metabolism Diet book includes more than 50 super-simple recipes—including family favorites like my Slow-Cooker Chili and Pepperoncini Pork Roast—that you can tailor to your preferences and cooking style.

Q. So what happens after I've reached my goal?

A. Learn how to live the Fast Metabolism lifestyle! Once you create your fast metabolism, you get to use it! Enjoy barbecues, birthday parties, holiday feasts—and really enjoy them. With the Fast Metabolism Diet, you’ll learn how to keep that metabolic fire roaring so you can handle every diet curve life throws your way. By the time you hit your goal weight, you'll have built exactly the habits you need to live a balanced, food-loving life. You don't have to follow the phases anymore (although you can). Just follow the diet's rules for maintenance and remember the true meaning of "DIET": Did I Eat Today?

--This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Review

“This is not a fad diet.  It’s a medically proven method of food as medicine to fight obesity, cure chronic illness, and heal a broken metabolism.  Haylie’s years of experience and wisdom blends the perfectly delicious plan to create revolutionary results.”  Dr.  Jacqueline Fields M.D.
 
"Without question, Haylie is the biggest celebrity weight loss guru… period.  And here's the reason so many stars and athletes flock to her:  it works, and it's easy.  Unlike all of the "quick-fix" gimmicks and fad diets, the weight STAYS off.  I dropped 25 lbs. in the first month, and 10 more after, all with great food, and no counting calories.  I call her my witch (the good kind).  It's not magic, but it sure feels like it."  -David Swift, CEO Swift Entertainment
 
As I was reading The Fast Metabolism Diet I felt like the kid from Chorus Line who sang 'I can Do That.' So I'm doing the diet and watching the 2O ugly pounds drop…. Buy a case of books and watch your neighborhood shrink to right size. --Albert Clayton Gaulden, founding director, The Sedona Intensive and author of You're Not Who You Think You Are and Signs and Wonders.

More About the Author

HAYLIE POMROY has spent more than 20 years helping people lose weight, overcome health challenges and reach their ideal health while still enjoying real food and not going hungry. She's the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Fast Metabolism Diet.

With integrative health care clinics in Beverly Hills, Burbank, Irvine, and Fort Collins, Haylie is highly regarded in Hollywood and in the medical community. She provides collaborative care with physicians from institutions such as the Children's Hospital of Orange County, Children's Hospital Colorado, the UCLA Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Her impressive client list includes celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Reese Witherspoon, Cher, Raquel Welch and Robert Downey Jr.

She appears regularly on NBC's Extra and Access Hollywood, and in Marie Claire, People, Star, and more. Haylie is Vice President of Clinical Research and Development for East West Essentials, and a registered wellness consultant and holistic counselor.

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Customer Reviews

I do recommend this book to anyone trying to lose weight.
R. Phillips
This is really a lifestyle change which can be a healthy way of eating for the rest of your life.
Sweetpeach
The book is easy to read, easy to follow and is well written.
Jenny Davis

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742 of 777 people found the following review helpful By Bill Cashell TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 31, 2013
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The cover of this book makes a bold promise: "Lose up to 20 pounds in 28 days - Eat More Food & Lose More Weight". This idea combined with the suggestion of a faster metabolism sounds like a dream come true.

So, who is Haylie Pomroy and why should we listen to her? A quick Google search found a video segment on TV program "Access Hollywood" about how stars like Cher, Jennifer Lopez and Robert Downey Jr. go to this celebrity nutritionist to shape their great bodies. She looks fantastic and talks about avoiding unnatural foods such as fat-free, artificial sweeteners and chemical additives. She tells us to eat a healthy breakfast within 45 minutes of waking to rev up our metabolism (the book says 30 minutes). I can tell already that this is based on sound information and not another fad diet.

As the title suggests, this book is about creating a faster metabolism to burn more calories. The author exposes myths and truths about metabolism and how many people have created a slow metabolism. Some are real eye openers like "It's not about calorie counting" and "deserts do not make you fat". Okay, I really want to know more.

The program itself consists of a 28 day plan followed by guidelines for fast metabolism living. It is divided into different phases, each with a purpose.
Phase 1 - Unwind Stress. High glycemic, moderate protein, low fat phase.
Phase 2 - Unlock Fat Stores. High protein, high vegetable, low carb, low fat phase.
Phase 3 - Hormones, Heart & Heat. High healthy fat, moderate carb, moderate protein, low glycemic fruit.
Each phase has a list of foods to select from with recommended exercise type.

At first glance, I thought this might be too restrictive for many people to follow.
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107 of 116 people found the following review helpful By S. Calderone on May 2, 2013
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I was in top shape when I got pregnant at 40 years old. In the past 3 years I've been unable to lose 30 pounds - sadly - I gained weight after losing most of my baby weight. My metabolism died essentially - I worked from home and sat most of the day. I ate every left over carb snack my son left on his plate and at my largest meal at 9pm. I couldn't find the time to include exercise into our busy lives since my husband has a very challenging work schedule. It was a nightmare - each month I saw the scale go up, my energy go down, sleep issues, etc. I saw the author on Dr Oz and thought this made sense and i would try it for 28 days - what did I have to lose. The first week - I lost 3 pounds - and I followed the plan to the T except I wasn't used to eating as much food as I needed to. The second week I lost an additional 5 pounds but what I noticed the most was lost of inches. I'm in the middle of my third week and I'm down 2 pounds - and I will admit I cheated because I've had a very stressful week. What is stunning to me is how TERRIFIC I feel. Not only did I lose inches around my body - I went from size 14 to 12 already. I am having the hardest time eating enough food to be honest. Now unless you really have terrible eating habits - meaning you eat everything from a package that is processed and not considered REAL food - this isn't so challenging. I'm a foody - I LOVE exotic cheese and coffee has sustained me for the past 3 years. Oddly - I don't miss them - though as I get closer to my goal weight I know I can go back to eating them responsibly. So - I started Phase 1 on a Monday because I thought it would be more enjoyable to eat my good fats on the Friday/Sat/Sun. The hardest part is Phase 2 for me because I hate protein.Read more ›
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1,241 of 1,404 people found the following review helpful By V. Canfield TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 22, 2013
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Okay,so when the book arrived in the mail I read through to see what this diet was all about. It seemed to promise plenty.You will eat a lot (it says so on the back of the book). You will eat real, delicious, satisfying food (it says so on the the back of the book). This is the silver bullet (it says so on the back of the book). You are not going to count a single calorie or fat gram (it says so on the back of the book). Why do I keep mentioning what it says on the back of the book? BECAUSE THE INSIDE IS NOTHING LIKE THE BACK OF THE BOOK!!!! I won't go into all the phases and the lists of foods. Let's just say you pretty much give up wheat, corn, sugar, dairy products, any processed food and artificial sweeteners and most days it's seriously low in fat. That might not seem too bad since it's just for 28 days. And you get to eat 2 snacks along with 3 meals. But then on page 104 you find out about the limited serving sizes. This structure is carried further by telling you how many servings of each food you can have a day. Let me tell you, it's not much. I'm not saying it won't work. It probably will, but you need to be aware of what is expected of you and decide if you can stick with it.

After reading the book i decided the promises are not all they are cracked up to be. Let's look at the them.

You will eat a lot--sure, a lot of vegetables. Non starchy veggies are unlimited, just like on any other diet. Everything else is in small portions.

You will eat real, delicious, satisfying food--Um, the food is real, delicious might be stretching it since most of the days you have a very limited list to choose from. 4 of the days are fat free, seriously fat free. I don't know about you, but I can only cook with broth, lemon and vinegar for so long before I revolt.
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