Day 25 of the Fast Metabolism Diet: Transition

Well, I wound up transitioning sooner than I thought I would, in part because, without getting too graphic, I was in a fair amount of intestinal distress last night after a day of faithful phase 2 eating. The meat phase, as I have come to think of it, has never been my favorite. I refused to eat meat at all as a kid, and although I’ll eat just about anything now, too much animal protein still makes me feel a little barfy. (Note to my vegetarian and vegan friends: this does not mean I’m joining your team. Do not leave me lil love notes promising me I’ll feel better when I start eating nothing but nuts and berries.)

This is actually good, because it gives me a chance to do something I wanted to do, which is transition out gracefully. I’m going to avoid wheat and dairy for a few more days, and continue eating five times a day, and smaller meals when I do. Hopefully, this will keep me from feeling sick and gaining a ton of weight back.

As for weight loss, Ma Smash showed me how to fool their scale into giving me a good reading, and it looks like I lost about 14 or 15 pounds. That means I have about 10 to go to get back to where I wanted to be. This is perfectly in line with what I was hoping for. Haylie says to keep going til you hit your goal, but I need a break from the intense level of planning.

It’s been a great experience, and I’m in danger of becoming a cultist. Apologies to anyone who mentions that they’re desperate to lose weight in my hearing. I promise I won’t start mailing you copies of the book, unsolicited. But I’m definitely going to keep this one in my quiver for future tune-ups. (And, if the rest of those pounds don’t come off over the summer, I might do another round later on.)

I’m going to keep blogging about this through the weekend, so we can all compare our transitions/finishing up/starting another round. I hope all my diet buddies are feeling good this morning.

We are the champions! By which, I do not mean spark plugs!
We are the champions! By which, I do not mean spark plugs!

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Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

6 thoughts on “Day 25 of the Fast Metabolism Diet: Transition

  1. I was also on day 24 yesterday and felt horrible…constipated, headache. I take coumadin for a blood clotting disorder, and had an appointment to check my blood “thickness” yesterday. I was much thicker than usual…which is dangerous for me. They questioned my diet, and I told them all about it…long story short…I am also transitioning. I lost 10 lbs total, but am 58 years old, so think that was good! I’ve gone from a size 10 to an 8 and my back fat is almost gone!! I really notice the inches…This was such a difficult diet to keep track of…but may do it a week or so at a time in the future, since the bulk of my weight loss was that first week.

  2. I am on day 25 also. I am going to take a break until June 3rd and start another 28 day cycle. I need to give my brain a rest from all this planning. I feel like my life the last month revolved around food more than ever. I lost 13 pounds so far and need to loose about 30 more. I am going to continue eating every 3 hours and watch what I am putting into my body!

    1. Me too! The eating every three hours part has been a factor in every successful diet I’ve ever done. I also think that it shows that we were never meant to work straight through the day without rest, exercise, and snacks.

  3. Hi again! On Monday I decided to start a second round of the 28 days as well… but due to a strange series of events (aka my life) I have fallen off the wagon… I think it ran me over as it went by!

    So now I have decided to take a week break… this upcoming long holiday weekend (us Canadians treat summer like a full contact sport… hit it hard and early!) would not have been conducive anyway!

    But an interesting thing seems to be happening… I am still losing weight. I was down a whole pound today! I don’t want to celebrate too soon, but have I corrected my metabolism???? Better take this slowly!!!

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