Your inability to keep the weight off may not have anything to do with exercise – it could be your metabolism.
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 dieters, Kress explains in her best-selling book, The Metabolism Miracle, 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 overprocess 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.
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?
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Diane Kress explains: “Research has confirmed what many frustrated dieters have suspected for a long time: one size really does not fit all.
“In fact, there is now concrete evidence that many of us struggle with weight gain and have difficulty losing excess kilos not because we are lazy or failed dieters, but because we have a metabolism that doesn’t quite match the textbook version.”
As you might imagine, the Metabolism Miracle Diet is specifically tailored to help people with Metabolism B.
Put simply, the diet supposedly helps you rebalance your metabolism and alters your body’s response to carbohydrates.
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.
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?
Phase One: Stabilizing Glucose
The first part of Metabolism Miracle takes eight weeks and is designed to stabilize blood glucose levels, detoxify your liver and initiate the shrinkage of your fat cells.
This phase called “Carb Rehab” involves a very low carbohydrate diet with an emphasis on lean proteins and non-starchy vegetables.
Dieters can expect to see an improvement in their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, increased energy and a reduction in body weight.
Phase Two: Adding Healthy Carbs
In the next phase you start to transition to a higher intake of carbohydrates by gradually adding “healthy carbs” back into your eating plan.
Low-glycemic carbohydrates are consumed in small amounts at regular intervals during the day. You will consume a food containing 11-20 grams of carbs before exercise, at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
It is also important not to go more than five hours without eating a carbohydrate-containing food.
Phase Three: Maintenance
The final phase is called “Lifetime Weight Maintenance” and provides the tools you need to keep the weight off for good.
You will learn the precise amount of carbohydrates that works for you, as well as how far apart to space your servings of carbohydrate foods.
The Metabolism Miracle also includes advice on how to eat in restaurants, guidelines for what you should do if you break the diet, a sample meal plan and a collection of simple
Egg whites, low fat cottage cheese, fish, lean beef, chicken breast, turkey,bacon, almonds, peanut butter, low-carb bread, wild rice, cauliflower, eggplant, spinach, tomato, lettuce, cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, apple, strawberries, dark chocolate, Splenda, green tea.
Sample Metabolism Miracle Meal Plan
Vanilla protein shake
Handful of almonds
Spoonful of natural peanut butter
Decaf coffee with half-and-half and Splenda
Egg drop soup
Steamed shrimp and vegetables
Handful of almonds
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad (no croutons)
Sugar-free gelatin with light whipped cream
16 oz flavored water
Chocolate Ricotta Pudding
30 Minutes of Exercise Daily
Exercise is regarded as a critical link for anyone on Metabolism Miracle because it helps to decrease blood sugar, regulate insulin release and stimulates your muscles so you can burn more fat.
You should do thirty minutes of exercise a day but you don’t have to do it all in once. It is perfectly fine to break it up into two or three segments of ten to fifteen minutes each.
The type of physical activity you choose is up to you but some possibilities include walking, swimming, gardening, biking, yoga, weight training, tennis and swimming.