HP_coverRecently I had a chance to check out the new book by Haylie Pomroy, The Fast Metabolism Diet.  The book itself is quite interesting, and Haylie’s approach to losing weight seems to be unique in a sea of “eat this but not that” diets.

In fact, you can still eat most of the things you love using Haylie’s method, you just have to eat them in a certain way on certain days. There are a few “off-limits” foods, but not really all that many.

To try out some of the foods that are featured in the meal plan and recipe section of the book, I figured I would invite some friends and family over for dinner to sample with me.

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Our menu consisted of the following (the meals are listed in phases, which you can read all about in the book):

  • Sprouted grain turkey wrap (with turkey bacon, spinach, tomatoes, and mustard).
  • Pepperoncini Pork Roast
  • Brocolli
  • Coconut Curry Chicken served with Quinoa
  • Cucumbers paired with Hummus

I really enjoyed all of the food, and didn’t even get to eat any of the pork except what I sampled when I took it out of the crock pot.  :-)  The only thing I didn’t care for was the hummus, but I’ve never liked hummus so I’m not sure why I even decided to make it.

I really think this diet has some potential, although after reading the book (or skimming mostly) I don’t think this is a long term solution to weight loss.  You are supposed to use the program for 28 days to “fast-track” your metabolism, or basically give it a kickstart, but after that you go back to regular eating.

For any weight loss achieved during the program to be long-lasting, you will also need to learn how to eat correctly when you are not on the diet. You should learn portion control, and what types of foods to avoid.  If you can do that, then losing weight during the 28 days can be a great start to a healthier life!


If you are interested in finding out more about this book, diet, or just more about Haylie; check out her site here: Fast Metabolism Diet