Leida, did you start this? If so, how's it going?
I started carb cycling instead-eating higher carb twice/wk on my heavy workout days. I also put the scale away as it was getting very discouraging!!
No, not really. Just tried to keep to high carb-lower fat (particularly on my 4 lifting days), with some exceptions & fast more. I dunno, I have read the book, but the fitness regimen is blah & I have hard time picturing how eating normally while doing yoga for 3 days in a row without gaining 3-4 pounds in the process. I have hard time picturing the diet working for me.
I also have hard time trying to fit the days in. I have aikido mon and wed (say slow motion = yoga), and hapkido on Sunday (say, intense cardio), so I can't fit the succession of 2x HC/LF with intense cardio, 2xLC/LF with weights, and 3 days of no macros/yoga into my week. And if I modify, what's the difference with what I do now?
Maybe I can try in September when I drop aikido and stick to hapkido, and consider one of hap ki do as a yoga session....
Last edited by Leida; 08-12-2013 at 06:27 AM.
Scratch it... I hurt my back yesterday, so I am thinking gonna freeze my kefir grains (again) today, finish as much of quark as I can, and give a shot to it:
Wed, Th - cardio days (HC/LF)
Fri, Sat - lifting days (HP/LC/LF)
Sun, Mon, Tue - Low impact, pool, steam room days - and hapkido... (normal)
I will need to write down the meal plans because she wants all those combinations (and this, and that...) type of thing.
Or maybe not. Browsed the fora, and it looks like the rules are trickier and trickier when one digs deeper and food restrictions are hilarious (like no cauliflower during LC phase... or beans being protein). I just don't know...
Last edited by Leida; 08-13-2013 at 10:10 AM.
I am 65 female with over 40 lbs to lose - I take synthroid =T4 (thyroidectomy), micardis (blood pressure), alendronate (bone loss), ibuprofen (aches) and supplement with MSM and Biotin for skin, hair, and nails.
Before the Fast Metabolism Diet I worked out with weights and performed cardio on alternating days at a gym.
During FMD I followed the instructions - P1 one day of cardio, P2 one day of weights, P3 never got to here - read on -
P1 lst day - I am stuffed to the gills
2nd day - couldn't finish the Dinner - 3/4 more bites (felt like choking)
P2 Meat, meat, meat, beans, yuck after two days - and I usually eat lowcarbing - I should be loving this
P3 1st day - In the evening my stomach felt upset - took a long time to settle (if it ever really did)
2nd day - Couldn't eat all required Breakfast (oatmeal, nuts, berries, coconut oil, cucumber slices) - felt sick to my stomach (would I vomit?) YUCK! Well, I did - TWICE! Don't remember the last time in my life. Spent the morning either trying to nap or in the bathroom. Finally settled enough to take Pepto-Bismol equivalent(generic store brand). My esophagus felt like acid. It took until noon to feel well enough to move around - felt lightheaded and weak all day. Needless to say, I didn't eat on schedule.
END OF DIET
So, currently I am eating carefully, planning to follow the prescribed routine 2 days carbs, 2 days protein, low carb, 3 days fats and I will pick the Phase appropriate foods from the lists. (Might make some additions like Whey low carb protein powder with fruit, oil, grain as appropriate for the phase).
I understand the concept of filling up on certain nutrients at specific times and in the sequence of the Phases. I think the quantities are just too much as prescribed. The book does not account for your overall size. Would someone who is 5'2" 50lbs overweight eat the same quantity as someone who is 6'2" 50lbs overweight? Would male be the same as female? I don't know the answer.
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I think gopintos has been doing the fast metabolism diet with success. She'll probably comment when she sees this thread. I'd be interested in your progress as well.