If you haven’t tried the Metabolism Miracle Diet for weight loss yet, you might want to consider giving it a shot. Registered dietitian Diane Kress says she created the eating plan after she struggled with her own weight-loss journey.
Like many American dieters, Kress explains in her best-selling book, The Metabolism Miracle (Buy on Amazon, $17.99), that she struggled for a while with an issue called “Metabolism B.” Unlike Metabolism A, Metabolism B involves a hormonal imbalance that causes your body to over-process carbs, which can lead to extra body fat.
Folks who have Metabolism B often have excess flab around their middles that won’t move and have difficulty losing weight on past diets, among other symptoms discussed in Kress’s book. If you suspect that you might have Metabolism B, this eating plan just might be the right fit for you. Remember: Talk to your doctor before trying any new diet.
What is the Metabolism Miracle Diet?
As you might imagine, the Metabolism Miracle Diet is specifically tailored to help people with Metabolism B. So, after you figure out whether the diet is appropriate for you, the first thing you should know is that the plan involves a process of three distinct steps. The first step involves a “carb rehab” that lasts for a period of eight weeks. The second step is a transitional period of a healthy path to eating carbs again. And then, the final step is the maintenance — keeping that extra unwanted weight off for the rest of your life.
Although these three steps might sound a bit intimidating at first glance, it’s comforting to know that you have specific guidelines in the book to help you out all along the way. While you will be required to briefly bid farewell to most bread products and pasta during the first step, there is a detailed list that tells you which yummy foods you can have at the start of your diet — and all throughout the rest of your lifetime. Some delicious foods given the green light all throughout the diet include lean meats, avocados, spaghetti squash, and natural peanut butter.
How to Do the Metabolism Miracle Diet Right
As with any diet, the most important part is that you follow the rules very closely with each step. It may be tempting to get off track, especially during the most restrictive phase of the diet at the beginning. But the last thing you want to do is start all over again, right?
Luckily, Kress has also put together The Metabolism Miracle Diet Cookbook (Buy on Amazon, $16.91), which includes 175 delicious recipes that you can eat while on the plan. A meal during your first step might include her Tex-Mex eggs recipe or a hot-and-sour soup with chicken. In the third step, you may indulge in some pumpkin bread pudding or roasted sweet potato fries. Yum! Is it just us, or are our mouths watering already?
Psst: If you’re looking for healthy holiday recipes this year, you might be interested in checking out The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Book (Buy on Amazon, $9.99). Nothing wrong with getting off to a great start before the New Year!
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