The Fast Metabolism Food Rx
by Haylie Pomroy
Hardcover: 288 pages
Released: Feb. 23, 2016
Source: Review copy from the publisher through Blogging for Books.
Book Description, Modified from Goodreads:
Feed Your Body Back to Health! Powerful food prescriptions for G.I. distress, fatigue, hormones, cholesterol and inflammation, mood and cognitive challenges, diabetes, and autoimmunity.
Haylie Pomroy, celebrated nutritionist, shares a food prescription for the 7 most common ways your metabolism misfires and leads to exhaustion, excess weight, and illness. With her targeted eating plans you can feed your body back to a vibrant, energetic, and thriving state. If you’re suffering from GI issues, fatigue, out of whack hormones, mood and cognition difficulties, elevated cholesterol, blood sugar control problems, or an autoimmune problem, Food Rx has help for you.
The Fast Metabolism Food Rx describes how you can use healthy foods to help your body to heal itself. The author's own health problems motivated her to study nutrition and come up with these plans, and now she does this professionally. The foundation of her program is a list of foods that will help your body to heal. You can buy almost all of these foods at a local grocery store. You'll need to make your own meals, but she suggests making extra and freezing it for when you don't have time to cook.
She recommends 3 meals and 2-3 snacks each day, eating every 3-4 hours, plus at least 8 hours of sleep. You eat from certain categories of food (complex carbs, vegetable, fruit, protein, etc.) at different times to help heal certain problems. You choose the foods that you like from the foundational food list under each of these categories. She included some recipes as examples, and she talked about appropriate exercise and relaxation options to compliment the food prescriptions.
I have no concerns about her food selection or overall eating plan. However, her every-three-hour prescriptions don't allow much wiggle room, and not everyone is going to have a work schedule that will allow it. Yet I still recommend this book, as I'm pretty confident that you'll improve if you just increase the amounts of these foundational foods in your meals. About 90% of my meals are already made up of these foods, and I've healed from a number of health problems.
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