In Fast Metabolism Food Rx, Haylie Pomroy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fast Metabolism Diet, shares her personal health journey as well as the powerful food programs she created based on the methods and philosophies that saved her life and helped her thrive.
So what are you struggling with? Is it low energy, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), or menopausal symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), indigestion, high cholesterol, or even a chronic disease like diabetes or an autoimmune disorder? No matter what it is, you probably already know you need to do something different. Maybe you have seen a doctor, or maybe you want to try achieving better health on your own, but either way you need a prescription. I’m not talking about a pharmaceutical prescription. I’m talking about a food prescription—one that can have a greater, more lasting, and more restorative effect than anything else you ever do for yourself.
The term for prescription so often used by doctors and pharmacists is Rx, but what “Rx” actually stands for is the Latin word recipere, which means “recipe.” A food prescription is a recipe for health. The foods you choose and when you eat them can change everything about your energy level, your mood fluctuations, your changing body shape, the numbers on your lab tests like blood pressure and cholesterol, and even the course of chronic diseases that may have already gotten a foothold in your system.
How can food be so powerful? Because food integrates with your body to create health in a powerful way. See the equation below.
E is what you Eat, how much you Exercise, and the Environment in which you live, breathe, move, and think. E is everything you put into your body, everything you do with your body, and everything with which you surround your body.
M is your Metabolism, or your rate of converting food into energy. It is also your Metabolic Pathways, which are the many possible roads down which micronutrients (that come from what you eat) travel. Finally, M is the “Me” in the equation—you as an individual, your genetic make-up, your belief systems, your life experiences. This is how your individual body works and what it is doing at any given moment.
H is Health. Health doesn’t always mean you are disease free. Instead, it means your body has created a Homeostasis, or internal balance. It means you are living in Harmony with a body that is naturally in a constant state of healthy adaptation or flux. Maximizing the H is what we all hope and strive for an what we will accomplish with the information in my book.
When you embrace the implications of E + M = H, you will understand that you have the power to change how your’s works—how it feels, how it looks, and how it functions. Because everyone has a different “M” no one “E” is right for everyone to create health.
In Fast Metabolism Food Rx, I give you targeted eating plans so you can feed your body back to a vibrant, energetic, and thriving state. Are you ready to eat your medicine?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
HAYLIE POMROY, nutritionist, #1 New York Times bestselling author, and owner of integrative health care clinics in Beverly Hills, Burbank, Irvine, and Fort Collins, is well known in Hollywood and in the medical community for her ability to use food as metabolic medicine. She has appeared on PBS, The Dr. Oz Show, Good Morning America, Katie, Extra, and Access Hollywood, and has been featured in First for Women, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, People, New Beauty, and more. Her celebrity clients include Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Robert Downey, Jr., and NFL athletes. Visit her at Haylie Pomroy.com.
Illustrator: Marie Guillard