This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/The Fast Metabolism Diet
So over the past few weeks I’ve been reading a very “interesting” book. Can I just pause here and ask if you have ever noticed that people use the word, “interesting” when they really mean something else altogether?
I suppose I do mean something different, although I did really and truly find The Fast Metabolism Diet to be interesting. I also found it to be ridiculous, amazing, confusing and exciting all at the same time. I talked out loud at the author, Haylie Pomroy, frequently as I read about her approach to weight-loss. Quite frankly, it was unlike anything I’ve ever read before. And as someone who has been overweight for a few decades, I can tell you that I’ve read quite a bit on the subject of weight loss!
Haylie has developed a 28 day regime of mostly diet, and a little bit of exercise, that she claims will revive a sluggish metabolism. She switches up the kind of food you are eating every few days, and has a list of foods from which you can choose for each segment of the week as well as sample menus if you want to keep things as easy as possible for yourself.
I have to tell you, I found the confidence of the author to be a bit jarring, and perhaps even borderline obnoxious. With that said, however, I think that her confidence comes from a track record of success. She has had countless celebrity clients and has helped thousands of people not only shed some weight quickly, but also set themselves up for future success by getting their metabolisms to speed up a bit.
I haven’t tried out the program, myself, but after looking over the foods on the list, I can say that I respect the food choices she suggests. She cuts out any and all “diet” products, and she also cuts out processed, refined foods, as well as caffeine. She keeps to what appears to me to be a “clean eating” menu, and that is something I have come to value.
I’ve actually come around to a place where I’m interested in giving this diet a try for a month. I’m glad I took issue with Haylie and really wrestled with some of her concepts. She gave me a lot to think about, and ultimately, I don’t think her diet suggestion sounds unhealthy, so I think it is worth trying out. I’m always skeptical of any plan that promises you can “eat your way to skinny” but I think in the end, that’s not what The Fast Metabolism Diet is offering. It is offering a way to set your metabolism on fire AND to change your eating habits for the better.
Has anyone else out there read the book? Or even tried the diet? I would REALLY love to hear from someone who has and can comment on the impact it had on how you feel, physically!