The MOST Thoughtful and Healthful Holiday gift for you or those you care about!


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CAPRESE BRUSCHETTA becomes very- low- carb using Hoagie Rolls from the GREAT LOW CARB BREAD COMPANY

The following recipe is NEUTRAL on all Steps of Diane Kress’ THE METABOLISM MIRACLE. Amazing, easy, and very low carb!


Toast a sliced GLCBC hoagie roll and cover it with delicious tomatoes creamy fresh mozz

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8 ounces of balsamic vinegar
8 ounces of fresh mozzarella
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
2-3 GLCBC buttery bread-sticks


Pour the balsamic vinegar into a small saucepan, and heat over low to medium heat until it comes to a slow boil. Allow to simmer for about 8-10 minutes. The vinegar will thicken while it cooks. Once the amount that is in the pan reduces by about half, turn the heat off. Pour the vinegar into a bowl to allow to cool. As the vinegar cools it will thicken more and become a glaze.

Chop the fresh mozzarella and cut the cherry tomatoes in halves

Cut the tomatoes in half or thirds to desired size.

Roll the basil and chop into fine strips.

In a medium bowl, combine the mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil together and gently stir to mix.

Cut the Great Low Carb Bread Company hoagie roll into slices.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Use cooking oil spray to lightly cover a cookie sheet. Spread each slice with softened butter or olive oil and place on treated baking sheet.

Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown.

Serve with the bruschetta mix spread on top of each slice and top with a balsamic glaze drizzled on top.

Check out all the very low carb breads, bagels, bread products, low carb pasta, desserts, sweet treats, too! The email address for The Great Low Carb Bread Company is:

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‘Tis the Season to bake Metabolism Miracle SNICKERDOODLES! Neutral, very low carb, gluten free, and DELISH!


The holiday season brings with it visions of sugarplums, traditions, sites, smells….and COOKIES! Cookies are usually high in carbohydrate grams ( from the sugar and flour) and gluten (wheat flour).

Don’t worry about carbs or gluten with these Snickerdoodles! By replacing wheat and sugar with almond flour and the sugar substitutes Truvia or Splenda, these cookies are gluten- free and less than 2 grams carbohydrate per cookie.

Better still, for those following The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle, these cookies are NEUTRAL!!!! Keep to a maximum of 3 cookies/day and enjoy!


1/2 c softened butter

1 1/2 c almond flour

1 c Splenda or Truvia

1 Large Egg

1 tsp Vanilla

1/4 tsp Baking Soda

1/4 tsp Cream of tartar

4 tbsp Splenda or Truvia

2 tsp Ground Cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 F

In a medium mixing bowl, beat butter for 1 minute until fluffy

Add half the almond flour, half the sweetener, large egg, vanilla, baking soda, and cream of tartar and beat until well blended.

Beat in remaining almond flour and sweetener and mix well

Cover mixing bowl, place in the refrigerator, and chill for at least two hours (even overnight; just make sure it is well covered.

On a saucer, mix 4 tablespoons of sweetener and 2 tsp ground cinnamon and set aside

Shape chilled dough into walnut sized balls and roll in Splenda/Truvia and cinnamon mixture until all sides are coated.

Place coated cookie balls on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart

Using the bottom of a drinking glass, slightly flatten the cookie ball.

Bake for 12-14 minutes until bottoms are golden in color

These cookies store best in the freezer.

Servings: 18 cookies

This simple recipe will bring a smile to those who are decreasing their carbohydrate intake or avoiding gluten, wheat flour, or added sugar. Good enough to serve to all your guests and only YOU will know the secret ingredients!

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Flourless Thumbprint Peanut Butter and Jelly Cookies! Low Carb/Gluten Free!

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Yield: 18 cookies.

Serving size: 3 cookies = 5 grams net carb, the MM way;

2-3 cookies count as  a 5 gram Carb Dam on Metabolism Miracle and Diabetes Miracle


  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg (or ¼ cup Egg Beaters or 2 egg whites)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup erythritol (Swerve sweetener)
  • 1 tsp Stevia powder
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter (no sugar in the list of ingredients)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • Polaner or Smuckers sugar -free jelly (your flavor of choice)



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

3. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the salt, baking soda, vanilla extract, and egg together

4. Add in the Swerve sweetener and powdered Stevia and mix well.

5. Stir in the natural peanut butter and natural applesauce. Mix together until all combined.

6. Cookie dough will be crumbly.  Roll into teaspoon sized balls and make a small indentation in the center of the dough ball with your pointer finger. Fill the depression of each cookie with about ¼ tsp sugar free jelly.

7. Bake for about 11 minutes, until lightly browned.

8. Cool on a baking sheet for two minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.



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Control Holiday Food Binges…and Binge-eating…Forever


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Here is a link to an article on Binge Eating Disorder from WebMD; a very credible source of health related information. I believe they should update their information on binge eating in a way that will actually help the majority of people who suffer from these conditions.

I’ve been a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with a practice in medical nutrition therapy for over 35 years. For as long as I can remember, binge eating and bulimia have been presented as psychological disorders.

Eating patterns that include chronic binge-ing are different from occasionally going overboard at a meal or having an occasional splurge on ice cream, dessert, pizza, etc. ; Binge eaters feel compelled to start and finish a cake, a party sized bag of chips, plus a half gallon of ice cream in one evening and feel totally out of control and unable to stop.

When the binge is over, the person crashes while experiencing fatigue and guilt for what has transpired. In short order they may feel a headache, sweats, slight shaking, dizziness, anxiety, and depression. In the case of binge-ing with bulimia, the person feels compelled to purge their over- consumption by making themselves throw up, take laxatives, over-exercese…they are compelled to “rid” themselves of the food before it has the chance to turn to fat.

I would like to present a very different way of looking at binge-ing.

The Binge Provoker:

Take notice that the foods people binge on are mainly carbohydrate- based: pasta, bread, chips, cookies, cakes, pies, ice cream, pudding, pizza, fast food, etc are primarily composed of carbohydrate.

Carbohydrate is the fuel for the human body and serves as the main source of energy. When carbohydrates are consumed, your blood glucose naturally rises and the pancreas should release the exact correct amount of insulin to return blood glucose to the normal range as it helps usher excess blood glucose into the liver and muscle cells (to replenish glycogen stores). After the liver is replenished with glycogen and the glucose in the blood is returned to the normal range, any leftover blood glucose is stored in the fat cells. So…excess carbohydrate intakes leads to excess fat stored on and in the body.

I am willing to state that about 40% of binge-ers and bulimics have normal insulin release. When they go on a carb bender, their insulin is released normally, they end up with normal blood glucose and excess glucose is replaced in the liver, muscles and stored as fat. Binge-ers will become appropriately fat and bulimics will use purging, laxatives, or exercise in an effort to burn off the excess fat.

What about the other 60% of bingers? The majority of bingers?

Missing from all articles on binge eating and bulimia is the fact that about 60% of teens and adults who suffer from these conditions do NOT have normal insulin release. Here’s the sharp contrast between what happens in the body of a person with normal insulin release and then inside the body of person who makes excess insulin in response to carbohydrate intake.

(For ease, I will call those with normal insulin people with Metabolism A or Met A. Those who naturally produce excess insulin have Metabolism B or Met B).

The Met A Binge-er:

A person with normal insulin eats a few Christmas cookies. Their blood glucose rises, insulin releases in the appropriate amount, blood glucose returns to the normal range, and any excess blood glucose is stored in the liver, muscles, and fat tissue. Prompting the binge may be boredom, anxiety, anger, fatigue, stress. Without much thought, they reach for more cookies. They might do this over and over again until all the cookies are gone. They are ashamed and angry with themselves. “How could I eat an entire tray of cookies?” Although they did not control their eating… their body will process the cookies normally. Perhaps there is a psychological backdrop to compulsive eating in the face of normal insulin. When Met A’s binge, there may be a psychological trigger that prompts the binge.

The Met B Binge-er:

If a person is genetically predisposed to produce excess insulin in response to a rise in blood glucose, the scenario is MUCH different.

The person with uncontrolled Met B eats a few cookies and promises him/herself that will be it.

Blood glucose rises normally

But…their pancreas over-releases insulin

Excess insulin “opens” liver and muscle cells and helps refill them with glycogen. But excess insulin will then go on to open EXCESS fat cells. “Normal” blood glucose leaves the circulation and fills those extra opened fat cells. This leaves the person “fatter” with LOW circulating blood glucose.

Low blood glucose sets off an alarm in the brain; after all, the brain runs on glucose. The brain signals the person to get more cookies…QUICKLY…to normalize the blood sugar. The person feels compelled to have more cookies.

Sure enough, the next bunch of cookies causes their blood glucose to rise and the binger momentarily feels better as the hypoglycemia has subsided. But, just as quickly, excess insulin is once again released. Excess fat cells are opened and blood glucose is once again rendered LOW.

This is a real compulsion driven by the brain demanding more carbohydrate to normalize blood glucose.

After the cookies are gone, the binge-er with uncontrolled Met B may open a bag of chips, finish it, and move onto ice cream.

Inside the body, blood glucose is on a wild roller coaster…up/down/down- too- low…and then up/down/down- too- low.

When the binge is over, the Met B person is exhausted, light headed, dizzy, perhaps nauseated, cranky and usually falls into a self-proclaimed “carb coma.” This is not a real coma…but it is a way to describe nearly passing out after eating in a binge due to excess insulin and resultant blood sugar swings.

How do I know if my binge-ing is due to excess insulin?

If you have are a person with bulimia or binge eating disorder or if you have patients with these eating disorders, please have fasting lab work drawn. The following FASTING labs will show if they have uncontrolled Metabolism B…a hormonal imbalance of insulin that CAN be corrected with the proper lifestyle.:

Fasting glucose….If it’s over 85, consider Met B

Total cholesterol…over 200?, consider Met B

LDL cholesterol…over 99?, consider Met B

Triglycerides….over 99 OR under 50? , consider Met B

Hemoglobin A1C….under 5.2 OR over 5.6? consider Met B

Fasting insulin…over 7?, consider Met B

Vitamin D level…under 40?, consider Met B

You will find that 60% of those with bulimia and binge eating disorder have labs that look like the uncontrolled Met B labs. For these people, the “help” will need to be both physical AND psychological.

The dietary treatment and lifestyle for uncontrolled insulin, insulin resistance, uncontrolled Met B is found in the book The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition by Diane Kress, RD CDE.

Ask your patients to give this easy to follow program an 8 week try. (It is a lifetime program, but they will feel remarkably better and in control after fewer than 8 weeks). If they like how they feel (and their labs and energy will all improve, too), this is the help they have been seeking. Once labs are normalized, if psychological treatment is warranted, the therapist will be working with a clean slate and normal physiology.

If your patients have normal fasting lab work (as it pertains to Met B), it is very probable that their condition has a psychological root cause.

Sometimes it is appropriate to look outside of the box that has been created by past medical research. Outside of the box on the eating disorders of binge eating and bulimia may lie a hormonal imbalance. When the hormone insulin is normalized, it may be MUCH easier to work on and help control the psychological aspect of these conditions.

During the first week of January, 2017…right after the holidays…. the BIG 2017 Start/Restart of The Metabolism Miracle and The Diabetes Miracle program begins on; the official online support site for the program. To join in, get a copy of the book (see below), read up to and including Step 1, and come join us on the site. Diane Kress checks all posts and information for accuracy and she makes herself available to answer your private diet -related questions. Come join us for the best support, recipes, tips, laughs, and personal attention.

For less than $20.00, you can be part of the BIG 2017 Start up/Restart and change your weight, health, and wellness forever! Hope to see you there and have wonderful holidays!


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On November 9, 2016, Diane Kress published the latest book in the Metabolism Miracle series.

THE METABOLISM MIRACLE HOLIDAY BOOK is being sold on at the link below. It’s $9.99 and a “growing” e-book. It can be read on your phone, PC, Kindle, or tablet.

THE METABOLISM MIRACLE HOLIDAY BOOK contains Diane Kress’ brand new Holiday Plan, options for what to do if you are not following the MM Holiday Plan but want to continue on your Step of MM while having the opportunity to enjoy the holiday meal. Tips for the Holidays is another helpful section. The book lists recipes for Mocktails, the wine rule, and the best beer choices.

The best part? Over 60 holiday recipes were developed or adapted for Miracle-Ville Members! The name of the recipe’s developer is listed with the title of the recipe! Very cool tribute to Miracle-Ville.

All recipes fit seamlessly into the MM/DM program and include cocktails, appetizers, side dishes, sweets, treats, and desserts!

What makes THE METABOLISM MIRACLE HOLIDAY BOOK a “Growing Book.” Diane Kress can add recipes to the e-book at any time. Added recipes will increase in numbers over the years and your own e-book will be updated at that time! Your holiday collection will get better through the years!

You can “See Inside” the new e-book by clicking the link to Amazon’s offering of THE METABOLISM MIRACLE HOLIDAY BOOK!

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The Metabolism Miracle program has a two-in-one book? The entire program and 175 recipes! YES


Diabetes Miracle Cookbook from Amazon
In July, Perseus Books released the newest version of the Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. The newest in the Miracle series is the totally updated book and also contains recipes. It is usually ordered with THE METABOLISM MIRACLE COOKBOOK:

News Flash: THE METABOLISM MIRACLE COOKBOOK contains the entire program PLUS 175 recipes that seamlessly fit The Metabolism Miracle program! The program AND the cookbook in one source.

Available now on Amazon….link below….you can have a simplified MM program and 175 fantastic recipes.

If you have the new book, The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition….consider adding THE METABOLISM MIRACLE COOKBOOK to your program. You’ll be thrilled with it. Each recipe indicates the Step(s) the recipe accommodates. In my opinion, THE METABOLISM MIRACLE COOKBOOK is an essential component of the MM program.

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