Popular Diet Review: Fast Metabolism Plan

This is the second in a series of popular diet analyses.  Disclaimer:  These are MY opinions, which I happen to think are rather good opinions based on my research and clinical backgrounds.  You may disagree with my opinions, and that’s okay, but you’re wrong.  JUST KIDDING!

Fast Metabolism Plan

What Is It?

Wow – this is a really complex program with multiple components.  It is all the brainchild of Haylie Pomroy, who states she is a “registered wellness consultant,” “dietary trainer,” “nourishment expert,” “food coach,” and “clinical nutritionist.”  NONE of these titles are actual, regulated credentials, by the way.

For the purposes of this review, I’ll describe (1) the 3 Phases Plan, (2) 10 day cleanse, (3) 3 Burn Programs.  Haylie also has a book that outlines a 28-day food rotation program.  (which seems incredibly complicated & without merit….) There’s not enough room for everything here….

The Fast Metabolism Plan has 3 phases:

  1. Phase 1 – 7 day intensive program that “Calm Adrenals” and “Unwind Stress with Plenty of Carbs and Fruits”
  2. Phase 2 – 7 day intensive program that “Build Muscle” and “Unlock Fat with Lots of Protein and Vegetables”
  3. Phase 3 – 7 day intensive program for “Hormones, Heart and Fat” to “Unleash Your Metabolism with Addition of Healthy Fats and Oils”

Cost for the products for all 3 phases:  $436 (on sale for $369!)

Now, to complicate matters…. there is also a 10-day Fast Metabolism Cleanse.  Claims are to lose 10 pounds in 10 days, stimulate metabolism, stabilize serum lipids, regulate hormones, increase energy, decrease metabolism and burn fat.  Wowza!  Cost is $445 for the shakes (on sale for $195!).  The 10 days of the cleanse include a variety mixture of shakes and meals – some days have a certain number of meals and shakes, while other days have a different schedule.  One shake contains 210 calories, 8g fat, 11g carb and 21g protein.  Ingredients include: pea protein isolate, gycine, taurine, rice protein, glutamine, sunflower oil, natural flavors, medium chain triglycerides, cellulose gum and stevia.

The Burn Programs are quite interesting.  There are 3 and each focus on different issues: I-Burn for Inflammation, D-Burn for Digestion, and H-Burn for Hormone Imbalance.

I-Burn ($113) is a 3-day plan with shakes & supplements.  I tried to view the nutrient composition and ingredients for the shakes online, but I couldn’t read it because it was too small.  The multi-vitamin/mineral supplement contains a wide variety of each.

D-Burn ($68) is also a 3-day plan with shakes & supplements.  Same multi-vitamin/mineral supplement as the other burn programs.  The shake contains 240 calories, 9g fat, 15g carb and 26g protein, as well as a large amount of vitamins and minerals.

H-Burn ($178) is again, a 3-day shake & supplement plan.  Same multi-vitamin/mineral supplement.  Shake contains 170 calories, 4.5g fat, 13g carb, and 21g protein.

By the way, there are other cleanses available for purchase: Candida cleanse, heavy metal cleanse, parasite cleanse and red-carpet-ready cleanse….

The Claims…. honestly…. TOO MANY TO MENTION

The Pros

I am not seeing many, truthfully.  If I had to come up with something, I would say that on the website there are many recipes for customers to use during the program.  You’re not just left to try and figure out what to eat when you’re not drinking the shakes.  Another good point – the program includes all macronutrients (fat, protein, carbohydrate).  It does not appear to be a very-low-carb diet, or exclude important food groups or nutrients.

The Cons

  1. Megadoses of micronutrients.  For example, the multi-vitamin/mineral supplement used in the Burn Programs contains 4167% Daily Value (DV) for vitamin B12.  Absolutely unnecessary.  When that is added to the D-Burn shake, which contains 833% DV for vitamin B12, you are approaching ridiculous levels.  While B12 toxicity is rare, because it is water-soluble and excreted via the kidneys, so these clients have pretty pricey pee.
  2. I’ve said it before & I’ll say it again.  I can’t fully support a program so heavily reliant on expensive shakes and supplements.  I will always promote real, whole foods over these types of temporary diets.
  3. Expense.  This is a costly program.  For those who complain that eating healthy is expensive, I would submit to you that this type of program costs significantly more than fresh, healthy, whole food.
  4. Scientific evidence is lacking.  Credentials for the founder are lacking. I don’t care if you’re the “nutritionist to the stars.”

Bottom Line

  • This is way too complicated for my taste.
  • The megadoses of vitamins are out of line.
  • Expensive.
  • Lack of scientific evidence.
  • Lack of credentials for the founder.

Sorry, folks, can’t recommend this program in good faith.

Until next time!!  –Jenn

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Author: drjennbowersnutrition

Dr. Bowers is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, education and health promotion. Her down-to-earth philosophy is "All foods can fit!"

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