Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Fast Metabolism Diet

I recently received a free copy of The Fast Metabolism Diet book by Haylie Pomroy from SheSpeaks to review. I must say, as soon as I started reading the book I was excited to try the diet and see what results I would get from it. Many of the author's clients have lost upwards of 20 pounds on the 28 day diet by keeping their metabolism guessing. The diet is broken down into 3 basic phases that are alternated every few days:

Phase 1 - Lots of carbs and fruit
Phase 2 - Lots of proteins and veggies
Phase 3 - All of the above plus healthy fats and oils

Pomroy claims that in addition to seeing pounds fall off, you will see your cholesterol drop, blood sugar stabilize, energy increase, sleep improve and stress melt away. That all sounds great to me! Now for the tricky part, sticking to a diet!

Phase 1 includes high-glycemic, moderate-protein, low-fat foods such as brown rice, oatmeal, fruits, turkey, lentils and more. Easy enough. Phase 2 includes high-protein, high-vegetable, low-carb and low-fat foods such as broccoli, leafy greens, lean beef, low-fat fish and kale but prohibits fruit and grains. Phase 3 has an emphasis on high healthy-fat, moderate-carb & protein, low-glycemic foods such as avocado, nuts & seeds, olive oil, hummus, salmon, berries, beans and my fave, lobster!

Now, I must say, the food lists aren't so bad. And each phase is only a couple of days, so it's all very doable. My problem? Giving up my vices! The "rules" of the diet strictly prohibit not only my beloved wine and coffee (caffeine in general), but also wheat, corn, dairy, soy, refined sugar, dried fruit, fruit juices, artificial sweeteners and fat-free "diet foods". I can live without most of those, but not my wine and coffee!

So, I may just have to add my own little tweak to this diet to allow for the occasional glass of wine. I'll be setting out on the venture soon and will keep you all updated on how it goes! Has anyone else tried this diet yet? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Anchorman 2 Filming at Sea World...I'm in!

I just got the e-mail confirming that my husband and I were both chosen as extras for the upcoming Anchorman 2 filming at Sea World here in San Diego! I'm so excited! Not only am I completely obsessed with all things Will Ferrell, but I just adored the first Anchorman film and find myself uttering quotes from the movie all too often. I'll find out more details on a call the day before filming, which is set for next Friday, May 24th. I'll keep you all posted! Until then, stay classy San Diego!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Best of P&G!

I was recently chosen by SheSpeaks to receive a fun box of some of P&G's most loved products. I received my box last week, here is what was in it:

Gillette Hydrator Body Wash
Swiffer Dusters 360
Covergirl Lashblast Volume Mascara
Febreze Car Vent Clips

I put the Swiffer Dusters to use right away by testing them out on my piano. Love them! It's a nice way to dust as the disposable duster picks up everything and doesn't send it flying around in the air. But once you've accumulated dust on it, you can toss it and put on a new one! My husband is excited to finally get a freebie for himself with the Gillette Body Wash. He likes the smell and says it's definitely something he would buy. I've used CoverGirl Lashblast before and am definitely a fan, it's one of few drugstore brands that I really like, so I look forward to using it again! Lastly, the Febreze Car Vent Clip is something we really look forward to putting into my husband's stinky SUV, at least I do! He mountain bikes and also tends to keep dirty gym clothes in the back of the truck, so it can get rather rancid (in my opinion at least)...I hope this helps, I'm sure it will!

**This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. Visit for more info!


I was lucky enough to receive the AVEENO® POSITIVELY RADIANT® Intensive Night Cream VoxBox from Influenster recently and am so excited to be trying this awesome Aveeno product! I've long been a fan of their skincare offerings and this night cream is no exception! Information from the Aveeno website states: "Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Total Soy Complex and vitamin B3, this advanced night cream leaves skin smooth and healthy looking. This oil-free night cream will help keep you looking fresh and luminous." I concur! You can tell it's oil-free as it feels luxurious and creamy but not greasy at all. It helps to brighten and even skin tone and feels great on my skin. Thanks Aveeno and Influenster! 

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