Category: fast metabolism diet journey

Having a Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner While On A Fast Metabolism Diet.

Hello, everyone! First things first, I would like to greet everyone a Happy Thanksgiving Day! I know by the time I published this, the Thanksgiving was already over. But I just wanted to share the incredible and fulfilling experience I had today. I got to say, this was one of the most memorable Thanksgiving Dinner I ever had, and a  healthy one too!

THANKSGIVING DAY 3

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Indulging Myself with Powerful Phase 3!

Hi everyone! I know, I know. I am already outdated with my journal entries. I never expected that life will really get in my way to finish my journal everyday. Well anyway, I will make sure to catch up my journals (I already have several drafts here).

Indulging Myself with Powerful Phase 3

So let us see, just like in Phase 2, I will just have to summarize my entry for Phase 3. After my horrible and disgusting experience with phase 2, I finally entered Phase 3. For my breakfast I decided to have something powerful and wonderful.

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I want to make up from Phase 2 so I decided to eat Beef Tagine with Butternut Squash.  And just as expected, the food was so delicious! Aside from that, my caffeine withdrawal finally stopped and I am just so, so happy that I am not suffering from intense headache anymore (and I honestly think I will never drink coffee again. The pain was not worth it! I haven’t realized my addiction to it until now).

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For the first time I felt like my soul was being lifted up from the dread I experienced in Phase 2! I also did Yoga for an hour and it’s definitely refreshing and relaxing! I’ve never been felt energized! For my morning and afternoon snack, I had the delicious and refreshing Blueberry Zucchini SmoothieAs you can see, I LOVE almond butter and I made sure to have lots and lots of it on my smoothie!

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For my lunch I have another mouth-watering recipe the fast metabolism diet community recently posted. Baked Salmon Meatballs with Creamy Avocado. The moment I saw this posted on Facebook page, I was hooked! The recipe looks very yummy so I tried cooking it right away! And as expected, the recipe was very delicious! I love the creamy goodness of Avocado and coconut sour cream! It’s a perfect dip for the Salmon meatballs! I freaking love it! I swear this phase is heavenly! 

And since I started Phase 3 on Friday and I don’t have much to do (since it’s weekend), I just read my favorite book while taking occasional sip with water. Aside from writing, I also love reading. So I didn’t realize it’s dinner time already. And since I became lazy and I couldn’t get my hands off the awesome book, I just heated my leftover from the Salmon meatballs in the oven.

For Saturday and Sunday, my routine was pretty much the same. Nothing much changed. As you see, I am an introvert person and I prefer to be in my silent sanctuary. I rarely go out, though I spend time with my friends everyday through chatting. I also tried more delicious phase 3 recipes and they’re just as heavenly as everyone claimed! I had two massage this weekend and I finished the series up to City of Glass.

Summary:

Phase 3 is an awesome and powerful phase! I am loving Phase 3! I love all the mouthwatering recipes as well as the healthy fats! I love indulging myself with the tender bits of avocado, almond milk, almond butter, chia and flax seeds! I dare say this is my most favorite phase! And I seriously hope that throughout the 28 day diet program we only need to do phase 3. I am dreading another round of Phase 2!

How about you? Do you also love Phase 3? I sure did!

Overcoming Weight Loss Challenges in Phase 2, Week 1

Hi! I apologize for the lack of update last week. Life has been busy so I wasn’t able to finish my drafts last week. But here I am catching up to write my journal for the first week of fast metabolism diet plan.

So, I was on Phase 2, week one of the fast metabolism diet(I will just have to summarize my Phase 2 experience instead of writing the 2 day journal individually). I have to say,  I agree with the sentiments and rants of other fast metabolism dieters in this Phase.

Overcoming Weight Loss Challenges in Phase 2, Week 1

Phase 2 for me was horrible! I felt like my energy was sapped out from my system. I felt really weak! I experienced some crams, aches and pain on various part of my body, not to mention my symptoms from caffeine withdrawal is still kicking in. It was unbearable.

I also don’t like the dishes for this phase. There’s simply too much meat without any grains or fruits! Although some of the recipes were delicious, I was struggling with finishing them all. I am already full halfway through the meal (you can view here for fast metabolism diet phase 2 recipe ideas )

Aside from intense headache, my sugar craving started kicking in. I think this was triggered because of the sugar or glucose deficiency in this phase. On Phase 1, my sugar craving was sated because I can indulge myself with eating fruits. But since fruits are not allowed in this phase, I think my body began to crave for sugar. And I tell you, it was horrible! It was so hard to deal with intense sugar cravings!

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That’s when I decided that I needed help. I need someone to tell me how to overcome this struggle. I visited the fast metabolism diet community Page to share my experience in Phase 2 and they answered me to just hang on in this Phase. Also, they provided me an article link to help me in dealing with Phase 2.

I’ve read the article. It says that we’re feeling like this because our body is undergoing some detoxification and was starting to flush the toxins out of our body. I really hope so! I am hoping that even though I am feeling horrible in this Phase, it will be all worth it!

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So, I tried the tips provided in the article. I ate a lot of alkaline veggies in my snacks with the aid of milk thistle tea. I also drank a lot more water to ease the craving I am experiencing. So far,  the craving subdued and thankfully I became a bit better in the afternoon. Nevertheless, I wasn’t feeling at my best.

Summary: 

So overall, I struggled in Phase 2. I dreaded Phase 2, it was unbearable. But I am determined to continue this. I am super excited to make a comeback in Phase 3. They say Phase 3 is a the most wonderful phase out of the three. and I am hoping that after my struggle in Phase 2, I will have a wonderful time in Phase 3. Let me ask you, though, how did you manage to overcome Phase 2? Any other tips you can share to me? It will be greatly appreciated! 
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Day 2, Week 1 of My Weight Loss Journey

Hi! How was your sleep last night? Was it good? Are you ready to start your day 2 of  fast metabolism diet plan?

Day 2, Week 1 of My Weight Loss Journey

If you’re asking me, I can say that I dreaded this day. The moment I woke up I felt weak, and I had a horrible headache! I felt like it will combust from the pain throbbing in my head. I decided to skip my supposed to be early workout cardio this morning, I’ll just do it later this afternoon.

Then I asked the fast metabolism diet community about why this is happening, since the pain was really unbearable. What’s the reason behind it?  Their response was, I was probably experiencing the horrible effects of caffeine withdrawal. It turns out I am starting to feel the symptoms of not drinking coffee from day 1. They gave me an article to read on tips on how to deal with caffeine withdrawal. 

I started reading it and applied the tips they gave. I started adding cinnamon to my morning smoothie, after I had my breakfast. I really hoped my headache will disappear as I go through the day. I couldn’t afford to get a headache while doing my online job. I had an oatmeal smoothie for my breakfast, by the way.

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For my snacks, I usually take same snacks for the morning and afternoon. I made another smoothie but this time, I added cinnamon to ease my headache.

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Credits: Image source from thefastmetabolismdiet.blogspot.com

For lunch,  I had another simple meal. A sprouted grain turkey wrap. I also made sure to eat veggies every now and then so that I won’t feel hungry, paired with drinking lots of water. It’s really hard to deal when you are having a headache and you’re hungry!

Thankfully, after I took another smoothie as my afternoon snack, the headache subsides. I was able to have my afternoon workout(this time I only did a brisk walk around the village) at around 4:30pm. On 6pm, I had another round of Easy, Healthy, Baked Chicken Breast and quinoa. I found that I liked quinoa more than brown rice after my first day.

Summary

This day was not that great for me. I had a major headache because of caffeine withdrawal. It’s really killing me! The fast metabolism diet book says the caffeine withdrawal will lasts for 2-3 days. I really hope I can bear this intense headache. But in terms of foods and meal map, so far I am doing good on Phase 1. I love the fast metabolism diet recipes for Phase 1, it’s delicious. Tomorrow, I will move to Phase 2. I’ve read reviews from other dieters that this is the hardest phase among the three phases. And I am about to find that out. Hopefully Phase 2 will be good to me!