Struggling to shed those pounds? You could be suffering from Metabolism B, which prevents you controlling your appetite and weight. But there’s a solution – the revolutionary Metabolism Miracle diet, today you’ll find out what you can do to burn off fat and help you reach your weight loss goal as quickly as possible.
Rule 1: drink water, burn more fat
To get the very best results from a fat-burning regime like the Metabolism Miracle, it is absolutely critical that you drink plenty of fluids.
My diet is designed to help you burn fat, but as your body starts to do that, it will create waste products that must be cleared from the bloodstream. If you don’t drink enough fluids, your blood can become overly concentrated with these toxins.
When this happens, your brain will sense it and tell your body to borrow fluid from your tissues to dilute the blood and help flush them away.
The brain then intentionally slows down fat burning until the blood is properly diluted. Make sure you drink at least two litres of fluid daily so this doesn’t happen – it really will help you lose weight.
Still, bottled or tap water are your easiest options – though caffeine-free fruit or herbal teas and caffeine-free diet drinks are fine, too (avoid caffeinated drinks – their diuretic effect means they actually cause you to lose more fluid than you take in).
In any case, drink, drink and drink. It’s a great way to care for yourself and one of the easiest things you can do to protect your health.
Don’t judge your need to drink water by your thirst. After the age of 20, the body’s ability to sense dehydration gradually begins to diminish. To gauge whether you’re drinking enough, check the colour of your urine. It should be pale yellow. If it’s dark yellow you need to drink more.
Eat a lot: up to five meals a day
If you’re an inveterate dieter, this may sound scary – but you really do have to eat quite a lot of food if you want to lose weight on the Metabolism Miracle plan!
You need to eat small regular meals to keep your blood sugar levels steady if you are to control your appetite
Always eat something within one hour of waking up, don’t let more than five hours pass without a meal or snack during the day, and end your evening with a snack right before you go to bed. When more than five hours pass without eating, your body automatically lowers its metabolic rate.
By spreading meals and snacks throughout the day, your body is contantly working, constantly processing food, and burning calories at a consistently higher rate.
Think of eating all day as though you were putting kindling on a fire. If you dump it all on at once, the fire will burn brightly but burn out quickly. When, instead, you fuel the fire with small, regular bundles of kindling throughout the day and night, the fire will burn steadily.
See the beauty of having 5 meals a day is there are no rules around what’s classed as breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Rule 3: Supplements
The following food supplements will help to keep you in optimal health through the nutritional restrictions of Step One (where you have to cut out most carbs for eight weeks) and Step Two (where you gradually re-introduce them to your diet).
They have all been shown to work well with the Metabolism Miracle’s goals of long-term fat loss, higher energy, and improved health.
If you have an ongoing medical condition or are taking medicines of any sort, always consult your doctor before taking supplements.
MULTIVITAMIN WITH MINERALS
DOSAGE: Take one good quality multivitamin with minerals supplement every day to ensure you are getting the full recommended quotient of vitamins and minerals.
For best results, choose a product that is specifically formulated for your sex and/or age.
DOSAGE: 1,000-1,200 mg a day
Calcium is needed for the myriad functions that go far beyond bone strength – from heart regulation to hormone secretion.
Recent research also seems to suggest that dieters taking a daily calcium supplement may experience up to six times greater weight loss than those who don’t.
This is thought to be because low levels of calcium, such as those you might potentially experience on a diet because you’ve cut out certain foods, may stimulate hunger pangs – the body’s way of trying to get you to ingest more of this valuable mineral..
Because the human body can absorb only 600mg of calcium at one time, it is important to split your daily dose into two.
Choose a calcium citrate product that’s combined with vitamin D and magnesium for improved absorption.
FISH OIL (CAPSULES)
DOSAGE: 1,200-2,400mg per day
Fish oil or omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce the chance of coronary vascular disease by decreasing fats in the blood, helping to lower blood pressure, decreasing the growth of plaque on the walls of the arteries and helping to thin the blood.
A link between fish oils and weight loss has long been suspected – but has still to be confirmed by scientists. However, in one recent Australian study overweight people who carried on eating as normal but exercised regularly (as you are advised to do on this diet) and took a fish oil supplement lost as much as 4.5lb in three weeks. The weight loss experienced by those who had followed the same regime but had not taken a supplement was negligible.
I recommend 1,200mg per day for heart healthy people and 2,400mg per day for anyone with heart disease. It’s also a good idea to eat fatty fish, such as sardines, mackerel and salmon, twice a week.
DOSAGE: 400 IU (10mcg) a day
Known as an anti-ageing vitamin, thanks to its powerful antioxidant effect, vitamin E has been linked to a decrease in coronary vascular disease and helps to stop damage to cell membranes from free radicals.
Because vitamin E is fat soluble, you can’t excrete any excess through urine, so before taking a vitamin E supplement, always check the label for the amount already contained in your multivitamin/mineral. Together, they shouldn’t exceed the recommended 400IU (10mcg).
WHEN SHOULD YOU TAKE YOUR SUPPLEMENTS?
For maximum effect, take your supplements in two lots immediately after two different meals, as follows:
After Meal One 1 multivitamin with minerals; 500-600mg calcium; 600-1,200mg fish oil
After Meal Two 400IU vitamin E; 500-600mg calcium; 600-1,200mg fish oil
Rule 4: most important one – Think Positive
An important part of your job on this diet is to think positive and believe that it will work for you.
I know you’ve probably tried every diet going – and feel cynical – but please take a leap of faith with this new approach. It really does work. If you tell yourself ‘I can’t stick to this. I’m never going to lose weight – why bother?’ you will never make it through the first three days of Step One
The Science Bit
Cravings for carbohydrates, uncontrollable weight gain, and a string of failed diets are just three of the common symptoms of the recently discovered condition Metabolism B.
Other signs include a spongy roll of fat around your tummy, fatigue and depression.
Metabolism B means that your body can’t process carbohydrates normally. For example, when someone with a ‘normal’ metabolism eats carbs, their pancreas releases insulin to control blood sugar for optimal metabolism and energy.
But in someone with Metabolism B the body tends to release too much insulin, which leads to roller-coaster blood sugar levels, fatigue and an urgent craving for more carbs. It also helps to lay down extra fat stores.
Metabolism B is an inherited predisposition that can show itself at any time and can be triggered by stress, inactivity, illness or a hormonal change in the body.
The more often you allow yourself positive thoughts, however, the more you will start to believe your own words and feel the positive energy you’re generating change the way you see the world. Before you fall asleep and first thing in the morning, try telling yourself: ‘I am getting thinner and healthier every day.’
‘I am doing this very well.’ ‘I feel so much more alive and energetic.’ ‘I am a success.’ ‘The Miracle will work for me because it was written for me.’ ‘My clothes are getting looser every day.’
Avoid at all costs: ‘I don’t see anything happening.’ ‘I’m tired.’ ‘I have always failed.’ ‘I hope this works.’ ‘I have no energy.’ ‘I look fat in this.’
Your thoughts really will influence your efforts and the outcome of this programme. Believe in yourself and the Miracle will work!
You can enjoy dining out and STILL lose weight if you stick to the following tips.
On Step One: Be a bit of a purist. Order simple low-carb main courses such as grilled chicken, fish, pork, or lean steak, rather than complex recipes or a choice with which you are unfamiliar. Avoid carb-rich breaded foods, batter and sauces.
Because you don’t have to count calories, portion sizes of protein choices are not an issue. You can also indulge with salads, enjoying double portions of grilled veggies, lettuce and peppers, and adding shredded cheese, eggs, olives, sunflower seeds and broccoli as you like.
Just stay away from higher-carb choices such as chickpeas, croutons, beetroot, kidney beans, fruit salad, pasta and potato salad.
Ask for potato, rice or pasta to be replaced with extra vegetables.
On Step Two: It is even easier to eat out once you graduate to this stage. You’ll be able to include sauces, breadcrumb crusts, pasta – even small portions of wholemeal bread. Just count them as singlecarb servings.
Don’t be timid about making reasonable requests, such as sauce or dressing on the side, an extra order of broccoli to replace potatoes, or stir fry without sauce. To avoid temptation, ask the waiter to take away the bread basket, too.
Remember that many people have special dietary requirements these days and restaurants are used to special requests.
By Daily Mail UK