So, if you read this post about "The Fast Metabolism Diet" by Haylie Pomroy, you already know that I'm starting a new journey on Monday. I will attempt to repair my broken metabolism over the next 28 days.
Today I'm hosting some friends and we'll try out recipes from all 3 Phases of the diet.
(full report on that tomorrow)
I was pretty excited when the nice people from Crock Pot sent me this beauty in the mail as part of the package I received for hosting the party.
I can't wait to start some Turkey Chili in it!
I spent Friday & Saturday eating all of the things that I won't be enjoying on the FMD.
Friday morning required a carmel mocha latte.
Friday evening required pizza- made at home. We get the fixings from a local Italian bakery.
They are fresh & delicious. I may have also splurged on cannolis.
I'll be back after the 28 day metabolism boost is up.
The diet works in 3 Phases and each Phase happens once during a week. So Monday & Tuesday are Phase 1, Wednesday & Thursday are Phase 2 and Friday, Saturday & Sunday are Phase 3.
Each Phase is different and so are the food lists.
This is taking my meal planning and kicking it up a notch!
I have decided to just take this week one Phase at a time.
First up, Phase 1...
Phase 1 allows fruits & carbs- a welcome change from my current plan.
Tomorrow I'll have french toast made with an egg white & Ezekiel bread
with strawberries for breakfast. I'll have 2 snacks- an apple & an orange! Woo hoo!
Lunch will be leftover turkey chili from today's party & dinner will be some grilled chicken with veggies & another slice of Ezekiel bread.
I'm excited to make these healthy changes, but there are some challenges ahead.
First, I have to part with my diet pepsi.
I don't think I'm a caffeine addict as much as I'm a diet pop addict.
I like the flavor. But, I've known for awhile that this addiction wasn't doing me any favors.
I'm letting it go. I apologize in advice if it makes me grouchy tomorrow. Please be patient.
I also have to figure out how to schedule my meals & snacks so that I can eat every 3-4 hours. In my day job, I play the piano in ballet classes. It's not like I can just stop and eat. So, this will take some planning. But, I'm committed. I can do this.