Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Books I've Read : The Fast Metabolism Diet

Wow! How can it already be the middle of February? So you see the day planner above? I bought it last July. Even though I have about a dozen peacock journals - which I will start writing in and then get disinterested - I justified this to myself because I could start using it right away! I didn't have to wait until January! And, I was going to write down and plan out what I was going to eat every. damn. day.

How many of you think that happened?

I know what I need to do. I just have to push myself to do it. My biggest problem is sugar. I have no willpower, especially when there is this awesome cupcake shop in town (their salted caramel cupcake is so amazing) and there is a Starbucks across the street from my office (hello salted caramel mocha).

Hey, there is still hope though, right? The reason behind the calendar was the book I had just read at the time, The Fast Metabolism Diet. Wanting to drop a few pounds, and just be overall healthier, I agreed with everything in this book. There are 3 phases within a week, and you repeat it for 4 weeks. Each phase has specific foods suited to repair your metabolism and get it working at it's best.

While I have not done the full out plan yet, I have already replaced some of the usual things in our pantry and am happy with the switches. For instance, I only buy brown rice pasta now (we can't even tell the difference) and sprouted grain bread. Most of the foods are pretty common sense, and the book gives several recipes in the back. However, an actual cookbook for the diet just came out at the end of December and I just got through reading it. Hence, the renewed spirit in this and the writing of this post. There are a few odd ingredients (for me at least) that I may or may not try. The last thing I want to do it have a kitchen full of things I won't use (yeah $12 bottle of tahini, I'm talking about you).

I am not being endorsed to review these books, but just thought it would be fun to start sharing some good books I've read lately. When I do try the full on diet, I will let you know how it goes. And who knows, maybe I'll even use that tahini!

1 comment:

GnomeLover said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't know how I missed this post! : (

Anyway, that book sounds great. I had to look up tahini, because I had never heard of it. It actually sounds really good and interesting. Please let me know if you try it. All diets are hard. If they were easy, they wouldn't have the word "die" in them. I, am, unfortunately in the thick of one now. And I want a cookie! : )