Thursday, July 14, 2016

The Fast Metabolism Diet and the Weekly Menu

My daughter, Amy, came over for dinner last Sunday.  I hadn't seen her for 8 days.  She walked in and my jaw dropped.  "Wow, you are getting skinny" I said.  My son in law responded "She sure is, tell your mom about the skirt".  Amy replied that she had bought this skirt 3 weeks ago and it was waaaay too small, on this day she put it on and it was even a little loose.  I knew she had been following The Fast Metabolism Diet and she informed me that she was on the last day of the 28 day program and had lost 13 lbs. during that time period.

The Fast Metabolism Diet Cookbook: Eat Even More Food and Lose Even More Weight; NOOK Book; Author - Haylie Pomroy

I downloaded the book to my nook that evening and decided that I was going to give myself a week to read it and get ready.  The book is an easy read and it makes sense, especially in light of how well it worked for Amy.  The premise of the book is that we use diets that starve our bodies, making it impossible for them to function properly so they shut down.  They stop burning fat and start hoarding the fat.  The liver, adrenal glands and hormones are stressed to the max and don't work any better than we do when we are under stress.  Haylie Pomroy has developed an eating plan that has you follow 3 phases of eating a lot of food in each week for a total of 4 weeks.  She claims the plan, by limiting the types of foods you eat, allows your body to heal and function properly.  

A couple of things have me nervous about starting this plan.  
  1. I have a house full of company
  2. I am not allowed any coffee
  3. I am not allowed any alcohol
  4. I must eat every 3-4 hrs.
Here is why I figured now is as good a time as any.
  1. My company is my family who are very health conscious and will help me in this endeavour. 
  2.  I find that I only drink more than 1 cup of coffee if I am sitting around in the morning being lazy.  As soon as I get moving, my coffee gets forgotten.  I will just get up and at em immediately upon awakening.  This will work out better anyway since my first meal must be within a half hour of arising.
  3. I drink way too much alcohol anyway and it is not going to be easy for me regardless when I start this plan
  4. I will just have to plan, plan and plan some more.
So, that being said, I am posting my Weekly Menu today since I already have it completed. In fact, I have an app on my phone that has all 3 meals and 2 snacks each day planned out but I will only be sharing my dinner menu with you as I normally do.  Should you be interested in seeing my full menu for each day just let me know and I will send it to you.

On Saturday we are having my parents cremains interred into the ground at our church cemetery.  All of the family will be coming over following the ceremony.

The rest of the week will be played by ear.  Mary, Natasha and I want to get in a day of shopping.  We would all like to go to Frankenmuth for the day.  We want to meet up with Tingting and Melody at the zoo one day and we hope to hit the beach and play area with the kids at least once this week.

Saturday-Family get together
Pulled Pork 
Assorted Salads

Sunday
Out for dinner on the water

Monday
Chicken Broccoli Bowl

Tuesday
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Grilled Broccoli
Grilled Pineapple
Quinoa Salad

Wednesday
Grilled Steaks
Grilled Asparagus
Baked Potatoes

Thursday
Grilled Chicken Breast
Spinach with Mushrooms and Onions
Roasted Red Skin Potatoes (for others to enjoy)

Fish Friday
Baked Salmon
Sweet Potatoes




6 comments:

  1. I want to go with you girls...let me know

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  2. I want to come to your house for dinner this week. All sounds good. I will be interested in seeing how the diet goes for you. I don't do well when things are severely limited. Especially coffee!!

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  3. I commented about this over on your other blog. Excited to see how this diet works for you. I'm checking it out now, to see about trying it after my surgery on the 4th. Good luck!

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  4. The book makes sense to me April and I think it is doable....so far so good.

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