Diet plans and books for years have told us that it's all about calories-in, calories-out. The traditional diet is all about what you can't have. For real, lasting weight loss, forget about deprivation. Instead, focus on real, whole, nourishing foods, not calories!
The right nutrient-dense whole foods, eaten at the right times, truly nourish the body, while most processed foods, sugar, dairy, corn, wheat and alcohol just stand in the way, wasting your body's resources – resources that you need to process and flush away toxins and stored fat.
Get the notion of "diet" foods right out of your head. Fast Metabolism foods are decadent, rich and tantalizing: Mangos, coconut, avocado, prime rib, lobster. These are all foods your body loves. They have the nutrients that can ignite your metabolism and fuel the burn. On the other hand, zero-calorie soda, frozen diet entrees and fat-free yogurt can actually slow your metabolism and can contribute to weight gain.
With the 3-Phase Fast Metabolism Diet, it's all about building a strong body that can support itself under stress and ignite the hormones that promote fat burn. It's a whole-body makeover, from the inside out.
Whole grains and natural sugar calm and nourish your adrenals
Your tiny adrenal glands play a huge role in how you respond to stress, pumping out combinations of hormones, including cortisol, aldosterone and epinephrine, levels of which can vary depending on whether you're experiencing stress or pleasure.
When you're eating a strategic diet designed to repair and enhance your metabolism, you feed your adrenals so they can do their job without slowing down your metabolism. Otherwise, they can pull nutrients from where you don't want to lose them, like your muscles. Your adrenals don't care about calories. They care about nutrients!
In Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet, we focus on supporting your adrenal glands with the natural sugars in pineapple, mangoes, strawberries and more, along with whole grains like brown rice, quinoa and oatmeal.