The Biggest Loser; The Boulevard of Broken Dreams. Ali Vincent, this one’s for you!

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Just this week, a former Biggest Loser success story told the world she has regained almost all the weight she lost on the television show.(almost half of her weight and over 100 pounds). The following was found on Today’s website:

‘Biggest Loser’ winner reveals weight gain, says ‘I feel like a failure’
Apr. 22, 2016 at 3:35 Meghan Holohan

“Eight years ago, Ali Vincent became the first female Biggest Loser when she lost 47.86 percent of her body weight, slimming down to 122 pounds. A few days ago, she shared a Facebook post admitting that she gained back much of the weight she lost.

“I swore I would never be there again, be here again. I couldn’t imagine a day again that I would weigh over 200 pounds. I feel ashamed. I feel embarrassed. I feel overwhelmed. I feel like failure,” she writes in a post that has received thousands of likes.

Vincent’s story sounds all too familiar to those who have wrestled with their weight.

“When I struggle I shut down, I feel alone, I push people away, I hide, I sleep all day, I eat, I try to feel satisfied and comforted but do nothing to allow true satisfaction or comfort,” she wrote.

New body, same self?

After winning in 2008, Vincent told Lester Holt on TODAY:

“I am a whole new woman … There are no limits. There are absolutely no limits and I started to dream big again.”

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In a program such as the “Biggest Loser”, participants receive support from each other and the coaches. People know they’re sharing an experience. But afterward, they’re alone, says Bonci.

They can feel isolated and many turn to food to comfort themselves.

And that relates to another problem with extreme weight loss: when people face problems they often relapse into bad behaviors.

Well…..from Diane Kress:
The Biggest Loser is a thorn in my side. I’ve often had to spend valuable teaching time explaining to my patients that what they are seeing on this “reality” television show is not reality. They become discouraged even though they, themselves, are losing fat, improving their health, look great, feel great, have had medications decreased or eliminated. They want to lose 20#-30#/week like they see on the show!

For those of you who are not familiar with the program, the Biggest Loser is aired over a 12 week period. The premise is that what you are seeing is taking place over 12 weeks. Many contestants begin the program weighing over 400 pounds and have not exercised in years prior to the program. They are assigned a “trainer” who gives them a diet and exercise regimen. The winner is the person who loses the greatest percentage of weight at the end of the series. The trainer of the winning contestant also wins money. The winner: $250,000, the trainer: $100,000.

What do I question?

1. All contestants are obese individuals who are not physically conditioned. The program supposedly has them exercising over 6 hours/day. This is more exercise than an Olympic athlete maintains…and these contestants are 350+ pounds and not conditioned. Some are carrying over 200# of excess weight. But, we are to believe that they are intensely exercising for over 6 hours/day.

2. The contestants are put on a starvation- grade low calorie diet. Please realize that there is a level of calories under which your body will begin to systematically slow body processes down. If you are not taking in enough calories to maintain your heartbeat, respiration, digestion, brain activity, and if you continually consume less than this basal energy requirement, your body will slow your metabolic burn, decrease your energy level and ability to exercise, and slow all your bodily functions in an effort to preserve life. We are to believe that these contestants can maintain starvation levels of calories AND exercise over 6 hours/day.

3. Patients who lose over 100 pounds are usually left with excess skin and a less than toned body. Many people who lose over 100# submit to plastic surgery to removed the excess folds of skin and tighten their body after years of maintaining a much larger body mass. Note the greatest amount of weight lost by a man on the Biggest Loser was over 260# and a woman lost over 180#! All contestants are shown at the end of the series with little to no excess skin, the men have “six packs”, the men and women are nicely toned. We are to believe that this is the result of exercise and a low calorie diet, over a 50% loss of weight….the excess skin disappeared and their body ended up beautifully and miraculously toned. All this in 12 weeks!

4. Even with a gastric bypass….in which a person has their stomach surgically decreased to the size of a golf ball and rewired to malabsorb calories and nutrients, it takes almost a year for most people to lose 100#. Afterward, many gastric bypass patients have excess skin removed after their enormous weight loss. We are to believe that in 12-18 weeks (18 weeks was the longest time frame)….a mere 3-4.5 months…people are losing 50% of their body weight with no sagging, no excess skin…and end the process fully toned, gorgeous, and on the cover of People magazine. Would you believe that a man lost 100# in just 7 weeks and woman in just 9 weeks? I wouldn’t believe it, either.

What do I know?

At the end of every telecast, the following disclaimer is shown; I’ve highlighted in RED some things I want to point out.

“Our contestants were supervised by doctors while participating in the show, and their diet and exercise regimen was tailored to their medical status and their specific needs. Consult with your own doctor before embarking on any diet or exercise program.”

The weight-loss regimen used in the show—severe caloric restriction combined with up to six hours a day of strenuous exercise—involves risks including a weakening of the heart muscle, irregular heartbeat and dangerous reductions in potassium and electrolytes. Contestants are required to sign a release that say ““no warranty, representation or guarantee has been made as to the qualifications or credentials of the medical professionals who examine me or perform any procedures on me in connection with my participation in the series, or their ability to diagnose medical conditions that may affect my fitness to participate in the series.” Contestants, regardless of their weight, are required to certify that they believe they are “in excellent physical, emotional, psychological and mental health.”

Contestants admit that the 20-30# you “see” lost from one week to the next takes place over more than a week…and won’t say how much time actually passed. Some admit that no one loses over 8# in any given week! Ryan C. Benson, the winner of the program’s first season, publicly admitted that “he dropped some of the weight by fasting and dehydrating himself to the point that he was urinating blood.” In 2009, Kai Hibbard (runner-up from the third season) told the New York Times that “she and other contestants would drink as little water as possible in the 24 hours before a weigh-in” and would “work out in as much clothing as possible” when the cameras were off. She further stated that two weeks after the show ended, she had regained about 31 pounds, mostly from staying hydrated. In a June 2010 interview, Hibbard said, “I do still struggle [with an eating disorder]. I do. My husband says I’m still afraid of food… I’m still pretty messed up from the show.” Kai Hibbard has gained back 70 of the 118 pounds she lost on the show, and readily tells how the pressures of the show forced her into a mentality where a cup of coffee was considered a full meal.

So, there you have it. I contend that the program takes place over much longer than 12-18 weeks and involves much more than diet/exercise. I contend that there are procedures performed and not shown to the public (as stated in the release).

I contend that it is a shame that the public is exposed to such a fallacy and is fooled into thinking that this kind of weight loss is a possibility in the “real world.” Why not show real people losing weight and getting healthy in the real world with a real program that really works? But that wouldn’t sell air time, would it? Diane

I am sure that over 60% of Biggest Loser contestants have uncontrolled Metabolism B. A low calorie program will NOT work for them in the long term. They have a hormonal imbalance of the fat gain hormone; insulin. Having excess insulin means a person will experience carb cravings, belly/back fat, infertility issues, mood swings, depression, anxiety, and increases in their glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, hemoglobin A1C, insulin levels and decreases in Vitamin D.

I sincerely hope that Ali does not feel like a failure. A low calorie diet would never accomplish long term weight loss for her if she has Metabolism B. Weight Watchers will not work for her.

Ali: Please read The Metabolism Miracle and join me and thousands on for daily support. I’m here for you, sincerely here for you. And I promise that you will look your best, feel your best, have energy and focus, and get healthy. I guarantee it! Come to the truth: Diane Kress’ Metabolism Miracle ! and </strong>

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Diane Kress, author of The Metabolism Miracle, is SICKENED by this bogus article advocating a low fat diet to prevent breast cancer. The Low fat/high carbohydrate diet actually increases the risk of breast cancer. BEWARE!


Diane Kress, author of The Metabolism Miracle, is SICKENED by this bogus article advocating a low fat diet to prevent breast cancer. The Low fat/high carbohydrate diet actually increases the risk of breast cancer. BEWARE!

This article, focusing on promotion of a low fat diet to prevent deadly breast cancer for post-menopausal women is 100% FALSE.
In reality, a low fat diet is a high carbohydrate diet. A high carbohydrate diet forces excess release of the hormone, insulin. Over 60% of adult women already over-produce insulin. Recommend a high carb diet to a woman who is already over producing insulin and you are setting her up for an INCREASED risk for breast cancer! Why? There is a direct link between breast cancer and excess insulin.



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The Completely Revised edition of The Metabolism Miracle will be released on June 15, 2016. Pre- Order now for only 10.99 on and you will receive your copy May 31, 2016!!!!

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Diabetes Daily publishes an inaccurate article about putting type 2 diabetes into “remission” with a very low calorie diet. BOGUS says Diane Kress

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On April 13, 2016, Diabetes Daily published a bogus research study suggesting that type 2 diabetes can “go into remission” with a very low calorie diet. Diane Kress calls the site out in comments she posted after the article.

Comments after the article from Diane Kress:

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Want to see control of previously uncontrolled type 2 diabetes within 1 week? Want to see medication for type 2 diabetes very much decreased or eliminated? Want to stop the progression of metabolic syndrome to pre diabetes or pre diabetes to type 2 diabetes? There is a clear cut, easy to follow, progressive lifestyle plan that achieves all of these major medical concerns or conditions. It is never publicized by the medical community…. even though 85% of followers decrease glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting insulin levels, hemoglobin A1C, and increase Vitamin D. The program is based on normalizing insulin release; insulin being a fat gain hormone. The plan is based in science; not smoke and mirrors. It works every time…. Once a person has type 2 diabetes, it never “goes away.” But, diabetes can be controlled on little to no medication with improvements in all the aforementioned labs. A brand new edition of the program will be published on May 31.

The original Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress is a NY Times Bestseller, has a worldwide following, is published in 8 languages, was serialized by the Daily Mail and given “as a gift” to the people of the UK. It was 15 years in the making and was not released until it was proven effective with over 3000 followers. The program is The Metabolism Miracle by Diane Kress and the new edition (I call it the Silver Edition) is available by pre-order from . It can be preordered for only 10.99 at

Get the book, live the program, and change your life, weight, health forever. Please take this seriously……. and don’t expect the medical community to jump on board. You will need much less medication, fewer MD visits, fewer endocrinologist appoints and much more energy, focus, wellness. The medical community stands to gain nothing ($$$$) when patients need fewer MD appointments, test, medications. But the patient (YOU) stand to gain everything.

Diane Kress continues:

Also…please realize that a VLCD (very low calorie diet) of 600-800 calories/day is a starvation diet. It will decrease your metabolic rate as your body tries to “stay alive” with very low calorie (fuel) intake. Inadequate calories….not enough calories to fuel your body’s basic needs like thinking, breathing, digesting, processing food, etc., will cause all of your organs to work at a slower rate. You will be exhausted, you will have no desire to exercise, you will be unable to focus/concentrate, and the bed will be your best friend. The biggest crime? The day you increase your calories to a normal intake, you will regain every ounce you lost and more. Please don’t be fooled.

Drinking shakes three times/day is not a reality. In the real world, we eat real food. I wish they would be honest….the VLCD (Very low calorie diet) didn’t work 40 years ago and it doesn’t work today.

Spewing false research to people who suffer from a debilitating condition such as type 2 diabetes is despicable. With a proven, scientifically accurate lifestyle program, anyone with type 2 diabetes can quickly gain control of the disease and get slimmer and healthier at the same time.

I care about you,
Diane Kress Type 2 diabetes 19 years.

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It’s another Metabolism Miracle….Miracle! Make these beautiful, delicious, and filling breakfast toasts NEUTRAL using any bread from The Great Low Carb Bread Company.

Use any bread from The Great Low Carb Company ( ) and make the following breakfast toast recipes NEUTRAL! Yes, NEUTRAL.

These terrific toast recipes make for a filling and sustained energy breakfast, between meal snack, bedtime snack. NEUTRAL….Wow!

The original pictures and recipes are from: Made neutral by using Great Low Carb Company breads.

pic 1Use Great Low Carb Company toast, sliced avocado, and feta cheese with 3 Tbls pomegranate anils. 5 gram Carb Counter. Replace the pomegranate with sliced tomato and the toast is neutral.

pic 2With any bread from, this yummy breakfast toast is a 5 gram Counter Carb. Use ¼ cup of sliced berries

pic 3 Use any Great Low Carb Company bread
with cottage cheese, cashews, and 1 very thin slice of pineapple (for taste). Neutral.

pic 4-Heat oil in a frying pan until pretty hot and saute chopped kale (center ribs removed) for 2 minutes with a little salt. Set aside kale and wipe out pan.

-In a bowl, beat one egg and season to taste. Add oil to frying pan. Pour beaten egg into pan and let it spread thinly. Lower the heat. Once the omelet is cooked, use a rubber spatula to gently fold the omelet into quarters.

-Stack kale and egg on “Great Low Carb Company” toast ( . Grate cheese on top. Place toast back into warm pan and cover for 30 seconds to melt cheese. (GLCB recommendation in this recipe from Diane Kress)

pic 5 Use any bread from . Use marinara sauce with tomatoes and herbs/seasonings only…no added sugar.

pic 6For a neutral breakfast, use any bread from and this delcious toast is NEUTRAL.

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EVERYTHING you need to know about Omega 3’s and Fish Oil

fish oilOMEGA-3’s and Fish Oil….Everything you need to know about this ESSENTIAL fat source.

There is so much written about Omega-3, Omega-6, Fish Oil, EPA, DHA, ALA….it becomes very confusing and the information is enough to make your head spin. The following article will help set the record straight on this important topic and make you more confident in your selection of fish, decision on taking fish oil or flax seed oil supplements, etc.

Some Background on Omega 3’s (DHA, EPA, ALA)

A little background info: Omega-3 fatty acids are considered to be essential fatty acids as they are necessary for human health but the body cannot produce Omega -3’s. These polyunsaturated fatty acids must be ingested from food sources.

There are several types of omega-3 fatty acids including EPA, DHA, and ALA.

The two most talked about and researched omega 3’s, EPA and DHA, are found in fish particularly wild salmon, halibut ,mackerel, lake trout, herring, sardines, albacore tuna, anchovies, bluefish, sturgeon, shrimp, cod. Other omega-3 sources include algae and krill.

Many experts recommend eating these omega-3 containing fish two times a week.

Choose the right fish.
While eating more fatty fish is a good idea, some are more likely to have higher levels of mercury, PCBs, or other toxins. These include wild swordfish, tilefish, and shark. Farm-raised fish of any type may also have higher levels of contaminants. Children and pregnant women should avoid these fish entirely. Everyone else should eat no more than 7 ounces of these fish a week.

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Another omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (or alpha linolenic acid), must be converted into DHA and EPA in the body. As a result, ALA is considered a precursor to DHA and EPA. Good food sources of ALA include walnuts, flax and flaxseed oil, olive oil, rapeseed (canola oil) , soybean oil, tofu, kale, collard greens, and winter squash. Whole flaxseeds must be ground within 24 hours of use, so the ingredients stay active. Flaxseeds are also available in ground form in a special mylar package so the components in the flaxseeds stay active.

Experts say that DHA and EPA — from fish and fish oil — have better established health benefits than ALA.

American Heart Association Supports Benefits of Omega-3’s

Omega-3’s have made the news as the American Heart Association recommends eating fish (especially the varieties listed above) at least twice a week to increase consumption of Omega-3’s. Research supports the findings that ingestion of Omega-3’s may help reduce the risk of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, depression, inflammation, cancer, and arthritis.

Omega-3 fatty acids are highly concentrated in the brain. They appear to be an important factor in cognition, memory, and behavioral functioning. Symptoms of Omega-3 deficiency include fatigue, poor memory, heart problems, depression, dry skin, nails, membranes, constipation, poor concentration, lack of physical endurance, joint pain and decreased circulation

Omega 6, too?

There is another type of essential fatty acid called Omega-6. Omega-6 fatty acids are also polyunsaturated fats but they may actually promote inflammation. (The jury’s still out on this). They are said to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. It seems to be important to have the proper ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 in the diet and the typical American diet tends to contain approximately 20 times more omega-6 fatty acids than omega-3 fatty acids. (omega-6 is present in corn oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil.)

A diet rich in omega-3’s emphasizes whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, healthy oil, garlic. It has a healthy balance of omega 3’s and omega 6’s

How do cooking, storage, or processing affect omega-3 fatty acids?

Polyunsaturated oils, including the omega-3 fats, are extremely susceptible to damage from heat, light, and oxygen. When exposed to these elements for too long, the fatty acids in the oil become oxidized, a scientific term that simply means that the oil becomes rancid.

Vitamin E, the primary fat-soluble antioxidant, protects omega-3 fats from oxidation. Oxidation is a chemical process that produces free radicals.

Rancidity not only alters the flavor and smell of the oil, but it also diminishes the nutritional value. More importantly, the oxidation of fatty acids produces free radicals, which are believed to play a role in the development of cancer and other degenerative diseases.

Under most circumstances, the problem of rancidity only arises when the oils are removed from their “natural food package”. For example, the hard shell of the flaxseed protects the oil inside the seed from heat, light, and oxygen. Flaxseeds also contain antioxidant compounds, like vitamin E, that provide additional protection against oxidation. But, when the seed is pressed to isolate the oil, the oil becomes vulnerable to the elements.

As a result, oils rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids should be stored in dark glass, tightly closed containers in the refrigerator. In addition, these oils should not be heated on the stove. So, instead of sauteeing your vegetables in flaxseed or walnut oil, make a salad dressing using these oils.

Health Attributes of Omega 3’s…especially for those with Met B!

High cholesterol and triglycerides

Several studies have shown that fish oil supplements help reduce triglyceride levels. Those with uncontrolled Met B often have elevated triglycerides due to blood sugar fluctuations. Met B is also known for low HDL and high LDL.

Eskimos who get high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids from diets high in fatty fish tend to have increased HDL cholesterol and decreased triglycerides. Walnuts have been reported to lower total cholesterol and triglycerides in people with high cholesterol levels.

EPA, DHA, and even ALA seem to have a role in lowering blood lipids.

High blood pressure

Several clinical studies suggest that diets rich in omega-3 fatty acids lower blood pressure in people with hypertension. High blood pressure is linked to uncontrolled Met B.

Heart disease

There is a well established link between omega 3 fatty acids and cardiovascular health. Fish oil and a diet low in saturated fats (high in mono and polyunsaturates) helps reduce risk factors of heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heart rhythms as it lowers cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure. Fish oil also appears to help prevent and treat atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) by slowing the development of plaque and blood clots, which can clog arteries. It also works as a blood thinner.

Eating at least 2 servings of fish per week can reduce the risk of stroke by as much as 50%. However, high doses of fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding. People who eat or supplement with more than 3000mg of omega-3 fatty acids per day may have higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke. Consult with your MD regarding the appropriate dosage for your health condition.


As you know, those with uncontrolled Metabolism B, pre diabetes, or type 2 diabetes generally have high LDL cholesterol, high triglycerides, and low HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol).

Another type of omega-3 fatty acid, ALA (from flaxseed, for example) may not have the same benefit as fish oil as some people with pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes cannot convert the ALA to a form of omega-3 fatty acids that the body can use.

It should also be noted that some people with type 2 diabetes may have slight increases in fasting blood sugar when taking fish oil, so talk to your doctor to see if fish oil is right for you. In most instances, the slight rise in blood sugar is far less problematic than the benefits from using omega-3’s.

Cognitive decline

A number of studies show that reduced intake of omega-3 fatty acids is associated with increased risk of age related cognitive decline or dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Scientists believe the omega-3 fatty acid DHA is protective against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. There is a link between uncontrolled Met B, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease…so if omega-3’s can help reduce the risk of dementia, it’s a bonus for those with diabetes.

Colon cancer

Eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids seems to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. For example, Eskimos, who tend to have a high fat diet, but eat significant amounts of fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, have a low rate of colorectal cancer. Animal studies and laboratory studies have found that omega-3 fatty acids prevent worsening of colon cancer. Preliminary studies suggest that taking fish oil daily may help slow the progression of colon cancer in people with early stages of the disease. If you have colorectal cancer, ask your doctor before taking any supplements.

How to Take It:

Dosing for fish oil supplements should be based on the amount of EPA and DHA, not on the total amount of fish oil. Supplements vary in the amounts and ratios of EPA and DHA. Experts usually recommend 1 gram (1,000 milligrams) of DHA and EPA combined from fish oil daily for those with heart disease.

Do not take more than 3 grams daily of combined EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids from capsules without the supervision of a health care provider, due to an increased risk of bleeding.

For healthy adults with no history of heart disease: The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends eating fish at least 2 times per week.

For adults with coronary heart disease: The AHA recommends an omega-3 fatty acid supplement (as fish oils), 1 gram daily of EPA and DHA. It may take 2 – 3 weeks for benefits of fish oil supplements to be seen. Supplements should be taken under the direction of a physician.

For adults with high cholesterol levels: The AHA recommends an omega-3 fatty acid supplement (as fish oils), 2 – 4 grams daily of EPA and DHA. It may take 2 – 3 weeks for benefits of fish oil supplements to be seen. Supplements should be taken under the direction of a physician.

For adults with high blood pressure, scientists generally recommend 3 – 4 grams per day, but you should only take under the supervision of a health care provider.


Because of the potential for side effects and interactions with medications, you should only take dietary supplements only under the supervision of a knowledgeable health care provider.

Omega-3 fatty acids should be used cautiously by people who bruise easily, have a bleeding disorder, or take blood thinning medications including warfarin (Coumadin), clopidogrel (Plavix), or aspirin. High doses of omega-3 fatty acids may increase the risk of bleeding, even in people without a history of bleeding disorders — and even in those who are not taking other medications.

Fish oil can cause gas, bloating, belching, and diarrhea. Time release preparations or enteric coated varieties may reduce these side effects.

Some fish may contain potentially harmful contaminants, such as heavy metals (including mercury), dioxins, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). For farm raised, imported, or marine fish, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommends that pregnant or nursing women and young children avoid eating types with higher levels of mercury (such as mackerel, shark, swordfish, or tilefish), and eat up no more than 12 ounces per week of other fish types…. and young children less than 2 ounces per week.

Possible Drug/Medication Interactions:

If you are currently being treated with any of the following medications, you should not use omega-3 fatty acid supplements, including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), without consulting your health care provider.

Blood thinning medications — Omega-3 fatty acids may increase the effects of blood thinning medications, including aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin), and clopedigrel (Plavix). Taking aspirin and omega-3 fatty acids may be helpful in some circumstances (such as in heart disease), but they should only be taken together under the supervision of a health care provider.

Diabetes medications — Taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements may increase fasting blood sugar levels. If you take medication to lower blood sugar such as glipizide (Glucotrol and Glucotrol XL), glyburide (Micronase or Diabeta), glucophage (Metformin), glimiperide (Amaryl), Januvia, Janumet, or insulin your doctor may need to increase your medication dose. These drugs include:

Cyclosporine — Cyclosporine is a medication given to people with organ transplants. Taking omega-3 fatty acids during cyclosporine (Sandimmune) therapy may reduce toxic side effects, such as high blood pressure and kidney damage, associated with this medication.

Etretinate and topical steroids — Adding omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA) to the drug therapy etretinate (Tegison) and topical corticosteroids may improve symptoms of psoriasis.

Cholesterol-lowering medications — Following dietary guidelines, including increasing the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in your diet and reducing the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio, may help a group of cholesterol lowering medications known as statins to work more effectively.

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The NEW Metabolism Miracle is available for PRE-ORDER (special price, 10.99). Release Date: May 31, 2016

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Preorder The NEW Metabolism Miracle: New and Revised Edition, today. Special preorder price: 10.99!

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New York Times bestselling author, Diane Kress, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with more than thirty-five years’ experience specializing in weight reduction, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes. She owns and directs her private practice; The Nutrition Center of Morristown and currently works out of Naples, Florida. She is the author of the New York Times best seller: The Metabolism Miracle and its companion book: The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook. On January 10, 2012, Kress released her breakthrough, all-inclusive hardcover book on preventing and controlling type 2 diabetes, The Diabetes Miracle….”the book of her career that promises to change the way pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes is managed now and in the future”. On May 31, 2016, Perseus Books/DaCapo Lifelong will release the latest version of The Metabolism Miracle, 2nd Edition that is completely updated!

Diane practiced for over 17 years as a traditional nutritionist and headed the nutrition programs of several hospitals in the NYC metropolitan area. After years of collecting, relating, and interpreting data, she concluded that over 60% of patients who struggled with their weight were on the road to metabolic syndrome and, if untreated, could eventually develop a plethora of medical conditions including irreversible type 2 diabetes.

After she fine-tuned her innovative lifestyle program, she had amassed enough data (from over 3000 patients) to rewrite the book on weight loss to match the special metabolic needs of over 150 million dieters in the US alone.

The book, The Metabolism Miracle, was published in hardcover with world-wide distribution in April, 2009. It reached the New York Times Bestseller List in July, 2009. It was featured in cover stories in Women’s World Magazine, First for Women, US News and World Report, Better Homes and Gardens, YES magazine, and serialized by The Daily Mail (England).

The Metabolism Miracle was featured on the main page of America Online with several in-depth articles and is a permanent addition to AOL’s That’s Fit. In January 2010, the UK’s Daily Mail serialized the program and gave it front page coverage over a four-day period. The book is now licensed in 7 languages and is a world-wide phenomenon. The website: features media coverage, in-depth information about the program, and more information on Diane Kress. The online subscription website for followers of her books is Diane Kress personally answers questions on Miracle-Ville, videos, forums, chat, and amazing recipes, too.

As of January, 2011, Kress has personally taught The Metabolism Miracle program to over 6000 patients and is now in communication with a world-wide base of successful followers on her highly effective subscription support group at

On December 28, 2010, the companion book, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook and the paperback version of The Metabolism Miracle were simultaneously released.

On January 10, 2012, the breakthrough “must read” book for everyone with prediabetes/ type 2 diabetes, The Diabetes Miracle, was released. It contains everything a person needs to know to self-manage this disease, including the Miracle Core diet program that begins to regulate blood sugar and improve energy within days.

On May 31, 2016, Kress’ newest version of The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle, 2nd edition will be released. You’ll recognize it by its silver cover!

Diane Kress is now considered the premiere authority on lifestyle treatment of metabolic syndrome, Metabolism B, pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. She has been the Diabetes Expert for She was named to the 2013 Top 10 List of RD’s Making a Difference and was named to’s Top Ten Diabetes Makers for 2013. Her website: was named the top site for diet information by Experian Marketing for 2012 and 2013.

Her program is proven to provide permanent weight loss, decrease blood pressure, blood pressure, lipids (LDL cholesterol and triglycerides) and blood sugar. It also works to increase Vitamin D levels and HDL (good cholesterol).

April 2011 marked the launch of Diane Kress’ subscription website: gives members exclusive access to live chat, forums, blogs, music sharing, and videos all pertaining to The Metabolism Miracle/Diabetes Miracle Lifestyle. Members create their own profiles, can private message other members or comment on one another’s “walls”. Diane Kress is online throughout the day, to get involved in forums and respond to readers’ personal questions. The site is monitored for accuracy and is the only sanctioned online support site for the Miracle programs.

Diane also partnered with J&J’s Lifescan One Touch as the Diabetes Educator featured in their diabetes self-management program: “DTime”.

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Your scale = An Instrument of Torture

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*”I’m 3 weeks in and am frustrated with my weight”
*”I’ve lost 19 pounds in 8 weeks”!!!!
*”It’s been 5 days now…when can I expect to notice the big changes in my weight?”

Weighing twice a day, Weighing once a day, Weighing once a week, Never getting on the scale. Fearing the scale, Basing your mood for the day on the number you see on the scale, Feeling defeated by the scale.

We have been taught to use the scale to assess our progress and success on a weight loss program. We are told how many pounds we should lose per week. If we don’t meet the number of pounds/week…we are “failing”on the program.

What if the idea of regularly measuring weight loss progress on a scale is wrong? What if we were setting ourselves up for failure by regularly weighing in?

The Metabolism Miracle / The Diabetes Miracle are breakthrough weight loss and “health gain” programs that work very differently from traditional calorie-based programs. Over 150 million Americans have Metabolism B (the genes for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes). Met B is a hormonal imbalance of the “fat gain” hormone; insulin. Unfortunately, the majority of those with Met B are unaware of their hormonal imbalance and have been frustrated for years trying to lose weight by reducing calories and increasing activity. Those with Met B cannot succeed losing weight and keeping it off on traditional calorie based programs.

In fact, calorie based programs fail for more than 60% of dieters. The majority of those struggling with weight loss require an insulin balancing program.

Calorie based programs recommend regular weigh-ins to assess progress. If you are accustomed to daily or weekly weigh-ins on programs like Weight Watchers, you have come to realize that the scale is not your friend. Even though you adhere to your calorie allotment and exercise, you might actually gain weight on the program. You are told that “you are doing something wrong.” On these traditional programs your “weight loss” is composed of water weight, loss of muscle, and fat.

MM/DM is NOT a calorie based program and you must get accustomed to living MM/DM, doing the program, and letting the results happen; on their own time frame.

MM/DM IS a hormonal balancing program. It balances the “fat gain” hormone insulin. As you follow Steps 1 and/or 2 your insulin normalizes….instead of fat gain you will finally experience fat burn. When you live Step 1 or Step 2 correctly, you are in a fat burning mode. On MM/DM you are losing ALL FAT while maintaining water balance and maintaining muscle.

Fat tissue is very light and voluminous (BIG). When you burn all fat (instead of water, muscle, fat) you lose all light, voluminous tissue….you lose lots of inches but less scale weight. So…the scale can no longer define you. Get over the scale. It is not valid for tracking daily or weekly progress when we work with hormones.

If you are a MM/DM follower, you have to lose your attachment to a number on the scale as it is used only once every 8 weeks on this program. Every 8 weeks, the scale and body measurements will show you if insulin release are normal and you are burning the right amount of fat for YOU.

1. At the beginning of every 8 week period of MM/DM, get your weight and body measurements. You will repeat both weight and measurements at the END of 8 weeks.

2. Look for your present weight on the “Expected Fat Loss Chart” and note your target fat loss range for the end of the upcoming 8 weeks.

Target fat loss range is not something to “beat.” IF you are doing MM/DM correctly, you will end your 8 weeks within your targeted range. If you lose less than expected, there is an issue with your program AND if you lose more than expected, there is an issue with your program. Before you move on to the next 8 week period, you must find out what the issue is. The issue must be corrected so you can continue to lose fat at the right rate for you.



Means you are losing more than fat…you are losing muscle and/or are dehydrated. You must exercise regularly along with the diet portion of MM/DM so you will MAINTAIN all your muscle. You must drink recommended water/decaf so you will stay in fluid balance.


*You may be eating an inadequate amount of neutral foods. Under eating neutral foods can cause a slowing of metabolic rate and stunt fat burning.

*You may be stacking carb grams…You have the option of 5 gram Counter carbs at meals, bedtime, middle of the night, NOT at snacks, too.

*Your 5 gram choices might be bogus. The Nutrition Facts on the product may appear right, but check the “Foods to Avoid” list under Featured Discussions on MV to see if you are using a bread, pasta, bar, etc. that is “bogus” and probably contains more carb grams than the company is reporting.

*You might need to change up your activity

*You may have a thyroid issue (you may have hypothyroidism or your thyroid medication may need a tweaking)..

*You may be skipping meals and snacks, exercising first thing in the AM without having a snack, going to bed without a bedtime snack (this slows metabolism)


Every pound of fat lost on MM/DM looks like 2 pounds on a traditional diet. So, when you lose 10# on MM/DM, it looks as if you have lost 20#. This 10 pound loss equals 9-11 inches! ( A ten pound loss on a traditional diet looks like a 10# loss…with only 4-6 inches lost).

An interesting feature of MM/DM is that it enables you to cross reference that you have adequately decreased your insulin release and burned fat by comparing your total lost inches to your scale weight loss. If you lose 10# on MM/DM….you should lose 9-11 inches. If you lose 15# on MM/DM…you should lose 14-16#.
If you lose less inches than pounds, you may have lost muscle and/or are dehydrated.
If you lost more inches than pounds, you may have REALLY toned up with your exercise program! Not common but does happen. YAY.

I hope it’s becoming clear that this program is VERY different from a typical “diet.” We have a physiological issue (insulin imbalance) and our past “overweight” was due to carbohydrate intake and resultant insulin over-release. Getting a number on a scale on a daily basis means nothing. Assessing progress 5 weeks into an 8 week period means nothing. Get over it! (I’m smiling as I type that, but I mean it).

I have a beam scale in my office a few feet away from my desk. I NEVER get on it. Over the years on MM/DM, once I got to my desired weight….I use body measurements and clothes for physical measures of my program status. These body measurements with daily blood sugar readings, blood pressure, and lab work are my compass.
I am having you use a scale in Steps 1 and 2 to make certain you are losing the correct pounds and inches every 8 weeks until you get to your desired weight.


I do not believe in height/weight charts or BMI. Both rely on height and weight. They do not allow for differences in age, activity, frame size. For example, according to height/weight charts, a 5’5” woman should weigh about 125#. It doesn’t matter if she is 18 or 81 years old, an athlete or in a wheel chair, large frame or small frame. She’s a woman, 5’5” and should therefore weigh 125#. (See how silly this is?)

I do believe in this. YOU will know when you are at your “ideal weight”. It will be the weight at which you like the way you look, you fit in the size clothes you want to fit in, your lab work is normal on as little medication as possible, your blood pressure is normal, and you have energy. When you get THERE…check the weight on the scale…THIS is YOUR ideal weight. Period. You like yourself physically, you are in great health, and you have energy.

Okay….that’s that. Stay off the scale until after the 8th week. If you have concerns that you might not be doing things right, send me a food log and I will make sure you are!

Diane Kress, RD CDE, author of The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle is the director of

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