Thursday, February 6, 2014

Healing My Metabolism

It's official....I am finally breaking through the plateau that has plagued me for months. I was pretty sure it was happening last week, but I was afraid it was some kind of fluke. I can finally confirm I am still losing weight steadily! 

I have this renewed sense of motivation and accomplishment now. It feels amazing! I know there's going to be a point that I have to choose to stop. Or possibly my body will choose for me. But today is not that day. 

I gave you my weekly meal plan last week and promised to explain what was going on. I stumbled across The Fast Metabolism Diet
I started reading the book and it just made sense to me. I know without a doubt that I wrecked my metabolism. No matter how hard I was working out and how clean I was eating, I could not get that scale to move in the right direction. 

I began reading articles about caffeine slowing down your metabolism. Combine that with my low calorie diet and it just completely destroys the way my metabolism functions. 

After reading the book, I knew that it was worth giving a try. I cut out all coffee from my diet. I was drinking over a pot of coffee a day. Then I started following the eating plan in the book. It's super simple, unprocessed foods. The part that makes it work is the combination of foods and frequency. I ate as much as I wanted and didn't feel deprived at all. That's a huge difference! 

After a week, I started feeling more energetic and a lot lighter. Right before I began the plan, my weight had crept up slowly. I was doing everything I knew to take it back off and nothing was working. In two weeks of eating according to the plan (and maybe a couple of cheats), I have lost 16.2 pounds. That's just unheard of for my body! 

I have literally eaten like a pig, y'all! I've discovered through this that I do in fact have a dairy sensitivity. I can tell 20 minutes after eating something dairy. My stomach just feels awful! I had no idea this was going on until I tried healing my metabolism. 

Here's how to get started:

The Fast Metabolism Diet - Phase 1, #eatclean #weightloss #fitmom #budget #recipe
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There are recipes in the book and I think there's a cookbook out now too to give you some ideas! I'll be sharing some of my creations in the following weeks as well.

Why I like this: 

  • It WORKS!
  • Everything is clean, unprocessed, real foods!
  • No starvation! 
  • You can actually heal your damaged metabolism. 
  • This is something you can easily do for the rest of your life. 
  • You can easily do this on a budget! 
  • You can have a treat now and then and still lose weight! 

29 comments:

  1. Hey Wendy I've seen that book in the library now I'm gonna go get it! I have been on a plateau since maybe October, I keep losing and gaining the same 3 pounds.

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  2. Uggh!! I have been on the worst plateau, getting this tomorrow!!

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  3. Thanks for sharing Wendy! I've been in a slump for so long now and want to eat more unprocessed foods. I've ordered my book today so wish me luck!

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  4. Congrats on the weight loss!! I will have to try this for sure!

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  5. Hmmm.... I'm a huge coffee drinker. I had no idea about caffeine. Enlightening. I'm getting serious about my weight loss... I've been distracted, but its time to get back into focus. Hope you're having a great week!

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  6. Congrats on the loss. I'm such a HUGE coffee drinker! Ugh! Time for reform!!

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  7. Thanks so much for sharing this!!! I'm trying to cut out caffeine. I no longer have diet coke in the afternoon, but I do still have 1-2 cups of coffee in the mornings ---- I have cut it out before, but I just really love it so much!

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  8. I had no idea coffee was so bad...just finished my third cup :( I am going try this sounds very interesting..thanks for sharing :)

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  9. Uh oh, I'm in trouble with the coffee! I drink 1 to 2 cups a day but I don't want to part with my coffee :s Congrats on your weight loss or, more importantly, just feeling good!

    Amy @ http://livinglifetruth.blogspot.com/

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  10. My supplements definitely helped me get towards a more healthy lifestyle. And a few sites out there really have the best prices and quality products.

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  11. Honestly I never had idea there's metabolic damage term. I want to heal my metabolism completely and then focus on weight loss. Glad you shared this.

    http:/herweightlossdiary.blogspot.com

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  12. Good for you, Wendy! It's great to "meet" fellow weight loss success stories out there. Good for you by taking on your metabolism now. It's not easy to give up the cuppa joe!

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  13. Good for you, Wendy! It's always great to "meet" fellow weight loss success stories out there. You're especially intrepid for taking on coffee- it's not easy giving up the cuppa joe!

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  14. I just read the reviews on this book on Amazon. Are you following the recommended portion sizes on the foods?

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    1. What are you reading about the recommended portion sizes?

      I am simply eating until I am comfortable. I am not binging nor starving myself. I am not counting calories with it.

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  15. Would replacing regular coffee with decaf still have the same effect? I'm all with cutting it out and trying this. I'm three pounds from my prepregnancy weight thanks to breastfeeding and this last three won't seem to budge.

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    1. I'm not sure. It wouldn't hurt to try it.

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    2. The thing is, coffee is a stimulant and can trigger temporary physiological reactions. It can make you feel jittery, alert, or relaxed. Our body releases extra amount of adrenaline, and other hormones that is responsible of our physiological reactions. In response to this hormonal imbalance our body releases extra hormones to balance it out. This artificial cycle of stimulant and hormonal response pushes our body into stressful state. As our body is doing unnecessary activity other than focusing on healing our metabolism. Thus, drinking coffee is doing a great way to screw up our metabolism. Drinking coffee defeats the purpose of the program, as caffeine hinders our efforts in metabolic repair. In addition, drinking decaffeinated coffee will not let you escape from caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee usually contains 13 to 37 percent of caffeine. For those who can't certainly give up coffee and insists on drinking one, your best bet would be the organic decaffeinated coffee, just remember that you're still getting a dose of adrenal-stressing coffee. If you are drinking one, please drink it after you eat your breakfast. But it would be the best if you could stop and give up drinking coffee or anything that has caffeine (e.g. black tea, green tea, white tea) as these are the best metabolism killer . Here are some tips to help you in dealing with caffeine withdrawal: 1. Add cinnamon to your morning smoothie. 2. Feverfew, an herb that can help with withdrawal headaches 3. Gingko biloba, which is vaso-dilating and can also help with those headaches - See more at: http://thefastmetabolismdiet.blogspot.com/2014/09/why-coffee-isnt-recommended-in-fast.html#sthash.e7h6f7v9.dpuf This was taken from http://thefastmetabolismdietcommunity.com

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  16. I've been considering cutting out coffee as a "daily" drink - it's the only caffeine I have at this point. I'll have to take a closer look at the rest of your plan!

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  17. This sounds great Wendy! Glad it is working so well for you!

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  18. I want my diet to be better, certainly, but some days that just isn't achievable. The supplements helps pick up the slack. Note that it's not a replacement for a good diet though. Supplements helps, but diet is a must.

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  19. This cookbook is very helpful to boost up metabolism.

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  20. Wendy,
    Where can I find these handy charts as printables? I'd love to have them on hand. Incidentally, when I click the "via" link at the bottom of page 1, it takes me to another website...
    thanks!
    Vicki

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    1. If your right click, and then hit print this page, it prints out fine.

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  21. I have been on Fast Metabolism for two weeks. The first week I lost 4 lbs and the second week 2 lbs. I know I should be satisfied with some weight loss, but I am quite discouraged when I read about 10+ losses within the same time frame. I will stay on it and follow the prepared food plan by Miss Pomroy, but if I do not lose more weight than this in the next two weeks, I am very tempted to try something else. This diet may not be for me.

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  22. Thanks so much for the useful charts/lists. This is my first week and I was getting tired of chasing my book around the house. I am going to print these out Food Lists on one side and meal guide on the reverse and laminate them so I can have a handy reference. Happy!!!!

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  23. can any one give me recipe for a week for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner?

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  24. I am so glad I found you. Fthe past 8 years, I have been maintaining my weight. I am physically very active, but whatever I did I could barely maintain the weight.Even if it goes up and would come down easily. However for the past 4 months, I hit a new high and it wouldnt budge at all.

    After going thru your post, I picked up this book from my library last week and Started this diet this week. I am on 4th day and 4 pounds less. couldnt be happier. Looking forward for the next 24 days. Coincidently it ends on 13th feb :)

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