Fast Metabolism Diet Review

The Fast Metabolism Diet Review

The Fast Metabolism Diet
Review By Dr. Craig Morris



Halie Pomroy, The Fast Metabolism Diet

Summary by Dr. Craig Morris, Advanced Spine Care and Wellness:




Halie Pomroy, The Fast Metabolism Diet


Do’s                                                                                                   Don’ts           

Eat at least 5 times per day, 3 meals and 2 snacks.           No Wheat.

Eat every 3-4 hours except when sleeping.                           No Corn.

Eat within 30 minutes of waking up.                                       No Soy.

Follow this plan for at least 28 days.                                       No Dairy.

Stick to the foods allowed on your Phase religiously.     No Refined Sugar.

Follow the Phases in Order.                                                         No caffeine.

Drink water:  half your body weight in ounces, daily.     No alcohol.

Eat organic when possible.                                                           No dried fruit/ juices.

Eat meats that are nitrate free.                                                  No artificial sweeteners.

Exercise at least 3 times per week by Phase.                       No fat-free “diet foods”


Keep a Log/Diary when you eat with the following:

Time you ate.          What you ate.         Why you ate.          Feeling before/after

Pinterest has an enormous selection of recipes for each Phase of this Diet.

Strictly following the above “Do’s and Don’ts” will greatly increase the likelihood of this diet working for you.  Piecemeal following of the rules will give you less than optimal results. After 6 weeks of following the FMD I lost over 22 lbs.  I kept the weight off until I entered a “bulking phase” where I purposely tried gaining weight starting in January of 2016 to present.

I plan on blogging this diet day by day starting Monday 4-4-2016, including my workouts. The blogs from now until that date are in preparation for starting the diet in order to help as many people as possible to follow along with me :-)


Days 1 and 2 (Monday and Tuesday)

Low Fat; Diet Rich in gluten free whole grains and Fruits

WHY? :  Although consuming fat does not make you fat; adding fat to your diet while trying to reduce subcutaneous fat from your body is counter-productive.

The diet rich in gluten free whole grains and fruit will promote the body’s production of taurine which will improve renal (kidney) clearance and more importantly calm the cortisol secretions of the adrenal glands from a stressed Western lifestyle.


Aerobic exercises like biking, running, walking, elliptical machine, etc. are the exercises of choice. Weight training with light weights and high repetitions and little (1 minute) to no rest is also aerobic, in a “boot camp” or “HIIT- High Intensity Interval Training” are good examples of aerobic weight training.


Days 3 and 4 (Wednesday and Thursday)

Low Fat; Diet is Rich in protein and NON-STARCHY vegetables for these two days. No simple sugars or refined carbohydrates. No fruit.

WHY? :  Low fat consumption continues the burning of body fat.  No simple carbs or sugars also forces the body to consume body fat as a fuel source. Staying full on vegetables and protein will promote the body’s production of L-carnitine. L-Carnitine will help force your body’s use of fat and fatty acids as a fuel source in your cellular power houses called mitochondria instead of chewing up your body’s muscles and protein’s for fuel.


Weight training is ideal in Phase II as it will promote using the protein you’re consuming with each meal and snack to repair and build muscle instead of using the protein for fuel.

CAUTION:  Diabetics and hypoglycemic individuals may have to add simple starches and sugars on an ‘as needed basis’ to maintain optimal blood sugar levels, especially in Phase II.

Phase III Summary:

Days 5, 6 and 7 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday-not a coincidence!)

Full Fat! Recovery Days. Cheat days if you need ONE. Fattier cuts of meat; salmon and avocado and nuts are allowed on these days. Use mostly olive and coconut oils. Gluten free processed carbs are ok now.

Why? : The human body adapts. A constant carbohydrate restriction diet, like the Atkins Diet is unsustainable and unhealthy.  When you finally break down and have a piece of cake or breads your body will tend to hang on to those carbs as you never give your body any. Consequently, the fat will quickly return to your body. Showing your body that all food types are plentiful will help prevent unwanted fat from returning.


Either aerobic or weight training but not to extremes. Yoga and massage are preferred activities in Phase III to promote healing and regeneration from injuries.

End of The Fast Metabolism Diet Summary/Review by Craig R. Morris, D.C.

Be sure to buy Halie Pomroy’s book:  The Fast Metabolism Diet for all the details!


Dr. Craig’s notes:  Excellent sustainable diet! I lost 16 lbs in 5 weeks. IMO, the hardest part of this diet is Phase II, where I learned that I can eat a mountain of vegetables and protein before I’m full!  I also supplement with 1 gram Carnitine and 2.5 grams Taurine daily to promote muscle production and renal/adrenal function, respectively throughout this diet. I also only averaged 2 miles of cardio, usually on a Monday while on the first 5 weeks of this diet. Also, I take a post workout protein shake with very few carbs, like Muscle Milk after each workout within 30 minutes of finishing the workout.  I workout five days out of 7 usually taking Wednesdays and Sundays off.

I also discovered that you can bulk up everyday staples with vegetables. For example: Mashed potatoes mixed with a puree of cauliflower in a 50/50% mixture really decreases my sense of being bloated or tired after eating the mixture instead of just mashed potatoes (mashed potatoes are NOT part of the FMD Diet so they would be a phase III or cheat day). Adding a bunch of non-starchy vegetables to a lasagna does the same thing. There is a vegetable press you can purchase from for pressing zucchini into “pasta” and you can serve it as a delicious alternative to pasta in spaghetti. Spaghetti squash is also excellent as a pasta substitute when it is in season.

Halie Pomroy’s Fast Metabolism diet showed me that our American diet is restricted to processed foods and that NO AMOUNT of exercise will counteract or prevent the ill effects of the American diet.  Only eating REAL FOODS and EXERCISE will keep you healthy and this diet is just what I’ve been looking for. This is not just a diet.  It is a permanent lifestyle change for me and how I view food.




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