If your regular starvation and gym exhaustion bring no effect, probably, your metabolism is calling for help. You can easily check it with your nutritionist, and if proved, try a metabolic diet. Should you experience metabolism problems, metabolic weight loss is the only way to get in shape.
What is a metabolic diet
When talking of a metabolic diet, you have to understand that it is not actually a diet but rather adequate nutrition, with no extreme restrictions and including the whole range of foods from breads and potatoes to meats, mushrooms and cheeses, along with confectionery and dry wine.
This is a life-long system, but before getting started your virtually unconditional eating, you have to normalize your metabolic rate and hormones, in order not to aggravate the consequences of the “all-inclusive” nourishment.
If escaping the medical details, this diet makes the inner fats dissolve permanently, with no possibility of their accumulation again. The diet is based on a calorie intake rather than forbidden or allowed nutrition ingredients. This is a good point, since your diet menu does not run the risks of hitting the lackluster records.
How it works
Your metabolic loss of weight will be split into 3 steps:
- Step 1: You will be rocking your body through dynamic burn of bad fats.
The products allowed during this step are as follows: fresh greenery and fresh veggies, mushrooms, garlic, onions, spices, grape and apple cider vinegar , lemon and lime, fish and seafood, skinless turkey and skinless chicken breast, eggs, low-fat dairies.
This 2-week process is harsh and sometimes given up by dieters early due to poor tolerance of absolute absence of fats and carbos. Dieters are allowed to supplement their nutrition with ¼ cup olive oil a day if they feel faint. If you start feeling bad, don`t wait until 2 weeks are over and move on to Step 2.
- Step 2: You will be stabilizing your weight loss.
This is achieved through regular 5-time nutrition with fixed up-to-3-hour intervals between the meals: breakfast – 8 a.m.-10 a.m.; brunch – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; lunch – 2 p.m.-3 p.m.; noon snack – 4 p.m.-6 p.m.; dinner – 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Fats and carbos are allowed already, but equally split between the meals. You will be permitted to take all the necessary nutrients from the following: oils, olives, avocadoes, greenery and vegetables, low-fat cheeses, veal and beef, fish and seafood, turkey and chicken (no skin only), fresh fruit and veg juices, garlic, mushrooms, spices, low-fat dairies, coarse breads, oatmeal, seeds and nuts.
This process has no fixed time limitations and is confined to the day when you see the target weight on the scale – this is the signal to move on to Step 3.
- Step 3: You will be maintaining your metabolic weight loss. Your task will be to withdraw from your metabolic diet smoothly.
The products allowed at this step are as follows: chicken and turkey, low-fat dairies, oils, rice, seeds, green vegetables and unsweet fruit, veal and beef, fish and seafood, grains, low-fat cheeses and yoghurt, potatoes and legumes, bread and confectionery, dark chocolate.
During the first week, you will be closely watching your pounds on the scale and fixing the slightest changes: if your weight keeps fading away, it means you do everything right. Should you see the weight loss stops, you will need to reconsider your diet and, probably, get back to some certain phase where it actually stopped decreasing. It can be that you will need professional counseling should you fail to find the dieting gap.
Metabolic diet recipes
A universal metabolic weight loss recipe qualifying for either of 3 steps is “Omelet with Tomatoes and Mushrooms”. For one serving, you will need 2 eggs, 3-5 small-size mushrooms, 1 red tomato, 1 small-size onion, ¼ cup olive oil and a handful of asparagus. Roast chopped mushrooms and onion, add a sliced tomato and pour it with ½ glass water. Boil the mixture with olive oil and add asparagus. Season it with spices. Then, add the eggs – both yolks and whites – and roast the mixture in the oven for about 15 minutes.
When at Step 2 or Step 3, you can treat yourself to a “Veg & Cheese Salad”. For one serving, take ½ cup grated low-fat cheese, 1 red tomato, 1 cucumber, garlic, ½ onion, 1 bell pepper, a handful of olives, ¼ cup olive oil and lime juice. Mix the oil, lime juice and spices. Grate the garlic and add it to the mixture. Toss the mixture well and add the cheese, chopped tomato, cucumber, onion, bell pepper and olives. Toss again and serve dressed with arugula.
Metabolic loss of weight works perfectly if following its simple rules and not going beyond the calorie limits. This can be easily achieved through making a special cookbook with the metabolic diet recipes scheduled for your every metabolic eating day.