“The Fast Metabolism Diet”: Fad Crash Diet, or Long-term Lifestyle Change?

“The Fast Metabolism Diet”: Fad Crash Diet, or Long-term Lifestyle Change?

The Fast Metabolism Diet: Eat More Food and Lose More Weight is currently one of Amazon’s top five new bestsellers in the Health, Fitness, and Dieting category. With the promise that adherents can lose up to 20 pounds in 4 weeks if they follow the book’s program, The Fast Metabolism Diet, written by Hollywood wellness and nutrition expert Haylie Pomroy, has flown off the digital shelves. But while many readers have had success with the diet plan laid out in the book, others aren’t sold on it. Let’s take a closer look…

The Premise

Unlike other diets that focus on eating less, Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism Diet suggests that the best way to lose weight is to focus on improving the metabolism. For that reason, her diet is designed to encourage followers to actually eat more to jump start their metabolisms. Followers eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day, with the idea that high intake of nutritionally dense foods can “retrain” a metabolism that has been slowed by poor eating and crash diets.

Of course, Pomroy doesn’t suggest that adherents simply eat lots of whatever they want, willy-nilly! The Fast Metabolism Diet requires following a strict pattern of intake that repeats each week. Monday and Tuesday, dieters eat lots of carbs and fruits. Wednesday and Thursday is time for tons of protein and vegetables. And Friday, Saturday, and Sunday involve both of those groups, as well as healthy fats. The book includes meal plans that work within this scheme for four weeks of dieting.

The Reviews

The Fast Metabolism Diet certainly has its fair share of happy followers. The book has a slew of five-star ratings on Amazon, more than double the amount of 4-star reviews. Positive reviewers call The Fast Metabolism Diet “easy to follow,” “challenging but worth it,” and “a life program that really works.” Those who have tried the diet say that it works, with many losing nearly 10 pounds after just the first two weeks.

Because the book only hit the market at the beginning of this month, few have seen the program out to the end of the 28 days, but many reviewers are definitely seeing promising results.

The program is recommended by Dr. Oz, and professional reviewers said that they had incredible success with The Fast Metabolism Diet, which is “not a fad diet” but a “medically proven method of food as medicine to fight obesity.”

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