MM/DM is the abbreviation for The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle .
(The following is part of a private answer on Miracle-Ville.com. I answered a detailed question from a person following MM/DM. I wanted to share this part with readers as many might not realize this phenomenon.)
Metabolism Miracle Scale Phenomenon
This question was sent from a young woman in her early 20’s who is 5’10” and weighs 165 pounds at the end of her Step 1. She lost within her expected fat/inch loss. She is not really happy with that number on the scale and yearns to weigh 140 pounds. Here’s my reply.
“At 5″10″ and 165 pounds, you are currently within your “ideal body weight” range on the weight charts. According to a traditional weight chart, your ideal body weight would be in the 145-165 pounds range.
I would prefer to ask you your desired body weight.. the weight you that makes you fit in your clothes, look great, feel great. And most women at your height would reply that their desired weight is, say, 140-145 pounds because they remember what the traditional ideal weight charts say, what the magazines say, and at one time they remember looking great at that weight.
In the past, your body may have looked phenomenal at 140 pounds, because you were 140 pounds that looked like 140 pounds. At that time your body had more fat tissue than it has now.
News flash: Reaching 140 pounds (scale weight) for a young woman of your height (5’10”) while living MM/DM is way too thin. MM/DM burns fat and retains muscle. At 140 pounds, reached by following MM/DM, you would appear to weigh about 120 pounds…VERY thin for a 5’10” woman.
A true life example: My daughter was 23 years old when, at 5’5″ she reached a great- looking size while weighing 140-143 pounds on the scale. Even though she looked amazing and wore the same size clothes she used to wear when she weighed about 120-123 pounds, she strove to weigh 125 pounds on that darn scale (what the traditional weight tables said.
Even though she looked and felt great wearing her favorite jeans (size 5/6) with glowing skin, long lustrous hair, and a great figure; she was determined to get back to a scale weight of 125 pounds….”That’s what the chart says, and at 125 pounds I used to look great.” Ironically, at 143# reached by MM/DM, with all fat loss and no muscle loss…..everyone guessed her weight at 125 pounds max!
143 pounds retained after a traditional diet that burns FATAND MUSCLE looks very different from 143 pounds reached by MM/DM ((BURNS FAT AND RETAINS MUSCLE) The muscle tissue is toned, shapely, and tight. 143 pounds reached by a traditional diets’ fat and muscle loss looks bigger, more jiggly, and much BIGGER than 143 pounds attained by following MM/DM. Even though both women weigh the same….a body with 143 pounds and much less fat looks to be about 123-125 pounds.
If you were to ask anyone how much they think you weigh now, you will hear about 145 pounds. Yep, 145 pounds and not the 165 pounds the scale shows you. So, you look to be a very desirable weight and fit in the clothes of a lighter woman…a young woman who weighs 145 pounds…even though the dang scale shows 165 pounds.
So, based on your scale weight, you are only 5 pounds off your desired weight at this time. If you reached 160 on your scale from MM/DM, you will look 140 pounds. Interesting, right?