Saturday, August 16, 2014

Food portions in the Fast Metabolism Diet

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Know the right portions of food you get to eat in The Fast Metabolism Diet!

The Fast Metabolism Diet gives us abundance of food than the traditional, chronic dieting. We get to eat a lot of food, eat at least 5 times a day and a very nutritional meal map is provided in every phase. But then we are anxious of the amount or portion of food we get to eat in each phase. Is it the right portion? Am I eating too much? Am I eating less than the recommended one?

Now we can’t certainly have that! Remember? Don’t work yourself up! Don’t increase your stress levels! Focus on loving food and enjoy your experience every phase! To ease your anxiety, here is the food portion guidelines as you take the fast metabolism diet program.

Food Portion Guidelines.

- If you want to lose 20 pounds, all you need to do is follow the standard portions provided in the book.
- If your goal is to lose additional 20 pounds, add ½ portions to the standard portions..
- If you want to lose more than 40 pounds:
            - Eat 1.5 portions of all the required meal and snack elements.
            - Go nuts with veggies. Remember that you should not ever feel hungry! So eat vegetables like you’ve never eaten them before.
To explain further on how the food portion guidelines work, let’s apply this in our daily map. Let’s take for example our Phase 1 breakfast meal map. In a standard meal map we get to eat one cup of oatmeal and one cup of fruit.
- If you want to lose additional 20 pounds, your food portion for Phase 1 breakfast will be:           
            - 1 ½ cup of oatmeal and 1 ½ cup of fruit.
Now you might be confused that the second and the last guidelines seemed to contradict each other. The second rule, states that in every additional 20 pounds that you want to lose, just add additional ½ portions in your meal map. But then if you want to lose more than 100 pounds that would mean you need to eat 3 cups of oatmeal and fruits. That’s too much for your normal stomach to process in one sitting! Instead, apply the last guideline and stick to the 1.5 portions of all required meal and snack elements and double up the veggies! This is because these veggies help stimulate your digestive enzymes and increases fat burn. It can increase your metabolic rate.
Frequently Asked Portion Questions:
Q: What’s the minimum amount of veggies you should eat?
A: Eat 2 cups of veggie with meals that requires a veggie and 1 cup with snacks. But never restrain yourself into eating more veggies! Eat as much as you want!
Q: Still hungry! Should I eat more?
A: You should not be hungry since the meal map setup was intended for you to be full and sated. But in any case you are hungry, as advice in the earlier inquiry, eat more veggies to be full.
Q:  I am confused about healthy fats and proteins on Phase 3. Do I need to eat both or just choose one?
A: For meals, you need to eat both. For snacks, you should eat healthy fat plus veggies.
Q: For fruits you say 1 cup or 1 piece. What about small fruits like kiwi? How do you measure that?
A: Eat two pieces or 2 cups for small fruits. Try to imagine cutting the fruit, will it fit one cup? If not, you can add another half of a piece or 1 piece.
Q: What about the portion sizes for packaged breads and tortillas?
A: - 1 slice of phase-appropriate bread
  - 1 8-inch phase-appropriate tortilla
  - ½ of a phase-appropriate bagel           

Now that the issue has been addressed, focus in your phase, eat the recommended meal map and do the exercises given. Most of all follow your defined portion of food to eat! Don’t let stress take you down! Enjoy food and enjoy your journey in the fast metabolism diet! Achieve a healthier, fit and sexy body with an incredible burning rate of metabolism!


  1. are the portion amounts per day or per meal, nothing tells you thisw

  2. Hi Judi!

    The portions are per meal (e.g. eat 1.5 portions on "all required meal and snack elements"). Hope this helps!

  3. How many eggs can I have for breakfast on phase 3. Also is seltzer water allowed on this diet

    1. Hi!

      You can have 3 egg whites in Phase 1 and 2, while one whole egg in Phase 3. You can have seltzer water but only after meeting your regular water requirement. You can have some lemon or lime in your water to make a fizzy lemonade! Hope this helps! :)

  4. I feel I am eating so much food. 5 oz can of tuna is a ton to eat for lunch. Is it important that I consume these large portions?

    1. Hi Anita! You can read this article to know more about reducing your food portions: . Hope this helps! :)