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
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phase 2 #FastMetabolismDiet
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phase 3 #FastMetabolismDiet
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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! 


  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.

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

  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!

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

  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!

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

  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!

  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 :)

  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 @

  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.

  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.


  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!

  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!

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

    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.

  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.

  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!

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



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