The Fast Metabolism Diet: After the Ball

Last night, I made chocolate chip cookies and only ate three. This is the first time this has ever happened. Usually, I eat them until they’re gone, shielding the plate with my arms like I’m guarding my dessert in a prison movie, and snapping at everyone’s hands as they try desperately to grab one or two.

I’m still not 100 percent sure how much I lost, but I think it’s around 15 pounds. Hopefully, it’ll stay off. I feel great, even after a day or so of not eating strictly on-plan. I’m a confirmed label-reader now, and I haven’t had fried food in so long, I don’t even crave it anymore. So maybe that’s more important than the actual weight loss. It’d be great if this diet made a healthier eater in the long-term. I still haven’t had any coffee or Diet Coke.

This morning, when I was making my breakfast, my dad said that it seemed to him that the best part of the diet was that it reined in my portion sizes.

“It’s easy to go from eating just a little bit of butter on your toast to eating ALL THE BUTTER on your toast,” he said. This is totally true.

Then, my mom got up and admitted, when I accused her of looking skinny, that she’d lost three pounds in the week I’ve been home. Which is great, except that she doesn’t need to lose weight and so we hate her, of course. (I mean, love … but hate, you know?)

Today, we’re all going on a day trip to the Cape and I’m still going to pack a million snacks. It’s good for my metabolism, but also, it keeps me from getting low blood sugar, which pretty much ruins my personality.

And now I will leave you with this amazing photo, courtesy of my friend Melissa and the site It is, according to the site, “an apparatus for measuring metabolism”:

I'm so glad they don't use this anymore.
I’m so glad they don’t use this anymore.

Published by Jen Hubley Luckwaldt

I'm a freelance writer and editor.

5 thoughts on “The Fast Metabolism Diet: After the Ball

  1. Cookies … yummmm side note here: I am in week 6 now (bender weekend after week 3) and I am now losing weight daily (like first week). I feel my metabolism has finally kicked in. My muffin top is getting way smaller, back fat is almost gone. Arms seem less flabby and I wore jeans all day yesterday that I could not breath in a few weeks ago. doing the happy dance. 😀

  2. Today is day 26 and I’ve also started eating some off plan foods today. I had a coconut yogurt so not awful but we are going to a French restaurant tomorrow and I have no plans of staying on plan. But I really haven’t been craving sweets and the yogurt seemed way too sweet. Usually I can never get enough sugar so I think at the very least i have adjusted my taste buds which is so awesome :). Not sure if I’ll do it again my husband suggested doing it the first week of the month.

  3. Today my daughter said that she is getting used to the foods on the diet. She also said she likes me being on it cause I don’t get low blood sugar and get cranky.. Cranky? Me? LOL too true!

  4. I just spent way more time than I have reading your FMD posts. I am currently on week 3 of the diet and I am curious to hear if you have been able to keep the weight off after you finished…
    Love reading your posts!

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