A few weeks back, I posted that I was going to try the Haylie Pomroy Fast Metabolism Diet (that post is HERE).
So here’s what happened. The first week I didn’t lose any weight/body fat, but I started to feel a lot better. If you didn’t read that post, you eat different food in three Phases during a week (Monday & Tuesday, then Wednesday & Thursday, then Friday, Saturday & Sunday) to address metabolic issues.
By the 10th day though, things had really started to change. My energy was way better and my “stress handling capabilities” (meaning, not crying at the drop of a hat) were also way better. I also have rosacea, and my husband even noticed that the redness around my cheeks was about half what it usually is.
Then, of course, I went off the eating plan.
I didn’t go off because I was bored, or because I was stressed out, or because of any number of other things. I went off because my husband and I purchased a couple of condos out of state that had to be demolished and re-built, and so we went off to do that for a couple weeks.
I actually tried to stay on the eating plan while I was gone, but it’s so tough when you’re not home. Especially not only “not home” but not even close to home. You know how it is – we were working 8-10 hours a day on these condos, running to Home Depot, Lowe’s, back to Home Depot…(you get the idea), gutting, replacing electrical, blah blah blah. It’s not the ideal situation to not, say, have a cocktail and something soothing at the end of the day.
The interesting part, though, was that I actually did stay on the plan in a half-assed way, because it’s quite easy to do that. But the no coffee, no alcohol, no fat on 4 of the 7 days went out the window. Also it’s super hard to do things like make a green smoothie or purchase specific veggies when you’re not on your home turf.
This is just a quick blog post to say that I will be re-starting on Monday. If you’re reading this and looking for an eating plan – I’d really recommend it. As you probably have seen, I’ve worked my way through a number of eating plans in the past few years, but this is the one I’m the most optimistic about. Not only is it pretty easy to do, but I think it will be easy to stick with even after the 4 weeks are up. After that time, you can add back in the things that were disallowed if you want (e.g., soy, corn, dairy, alcohol), and/or go off the “phase eating” all together. But as I saw these past two weeks, I actually think that staying on the eating regime even afterwards will not be that difficult.
So that’s my update – sorry, no photos, but I have about 10,000 emails to answer and I really just wanted to post a quick update, and also give ya’ll notice that if you’re looking for an eating plan, why not join me on Monday??? HERE is a link to the book in case you need it.