July 23, 2010…..I personally love this entry….What makes The Metabolism Miracle different from any other program or diet?
I work with patients every day at my private practice in Morristown, NJ. Based on their labwork, health history, and subclinical symptoms, over 50% of overweight people are taught the Metabolism Miracle. They return in 8 weeks for their first follow-up looking great, feeling great, with much improved labwork. They are full of energy, have lost inches/pounds, and are literally beaming with a healthy glow. You would think that these people would have scores of congratulatory stories from their family, friends, coworkers. Ironically, many people report that those closest to them are not as supportive of these amazing positive changes as you would assume. These are, after all, the same friends and family who never missed an opportunity to point out that my patient needed to lose weight, get healthy, start exercising, and take better care of themselves.
I’m going to give MM followers some quick answers to the naysayers who see you looking great, experience you feeling great, and witness your medications being decreased, and feel the need to drop a wet blanket of gloom and doom and rain on your well-deserved parade!
When you follow The Metabolism Miracle, you know that after day 3, you begin to feel much, much better. You begin to feel more energetic, sleep better, are more focused, less anxious and/or depressed, feel calmer, and are not fixated on food. With each passing day, you think to yourself, “is this really going to last?” Day after day, week after week, months and years after you begin the MM way of life, you benefit from the positive changes in your 24/7 quality of life. So, yes….this is going to last. In fact, it is your “new norm.”
When you follow The Metabolism Miracle, you know that it is a very livable way of life. From the very beginning in Step 1, you can eat with family and friends, dine at restaurants, even choose from a fast food menu if need be. You know what is neutral, what “counts”, you make your choices with ease, and the program proceeds.
When you follow The Metabolism Miracle, you know that your body begins to look better quite quickly. Over time, bloating disappears, your waistline starts to resurface, your “girls” return to normal size, men lose their “boobies” (pardon the slang, but I do live in NJ), you lose the “back fat” and “muffin top,” and if you have been working out, you finally see definition in your muscles.
When you follow The Metabolism Miracle, your physician sees major improvement in your labwork within 8 weeks! Your glucose, total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, Vitamin D, hemoglobin A1C, reproductive hormone levels, insulin level all respond dramatically.
When you follow the Metabolism Miracle, bystanders ‘get nervous.’ Call it human nature, call it a little bit of envy, call it Debbie or Dan Downer syndrome…but….instead of joining in your happiness, some people get irate.
Family, friends feel the need to say things like:
“Low Carb diets don’t work. As soon as you put carbohydrate back in, you will gain it all back, and then some.”
“You are just following Atkins or South Beach.”
“Low Carb diets ruin your kidneys, are unbalanced, unsafe, unhealthy….just go on (insert any other diet), it’s better.”
I just want to make your life easier with some short, sweet, but factual retorts to stop the “madness”.
1. The Metabolism Miracle is not a low carb diet. It is a lifestyle plan that has 3 steps. Every step is necessary and is there for a scientific, medically based reason. After 8 weeks of a low carb Step to rest the overwrought pancreas/liver combo and realign the metabolism, the program proceeds to 8+ weeks of a moderate carb program that programs metabolism by introducing carbs in a specified amount, of a certain type, with timing throughout the entire day. Step 3, maintenance, the Step in which you will spend your life, is an actual BALANCED diet! Unlike the food pyramid , with 50+% carb, 20% protein, 30% fat, maintenance on MM is truly a balance of healthy carb, lean protein, heart healthy fat, and liberal veggies. Tell your friends and family not to worry ….you are on the road to the Perfect Diet.
2. The Metabolism Miracle is night and day when compared to Atkins, South Beach, or any other low carb diet. Atkins and South Beach are very much the same diet….separated by years during which it was proven that there are different types of carbohydrate and different types of fat. If you take South Beach apart, it is an updated Atkins. It is true that as soon as carb is reintroduced after Induction on either of these programs, weight re gain is fast and furious. Neither program is written taking into account the liver glycogen/pancreas insulin connection, neither rests and then reprograms the metabolism based on insulin balance, and neither gives a concrete plan for a lifetime of permanent weight loss and health of mind/body.
3. No Step of the Metabolism Miracle is harmful to the body. It is a fact that most kidney damage is caused by long term damage to the kidney from fluctuating blood sugar. Nephropathy is a side effect of uncontrolled diabetes! This program actually takes the stress off the kidneys. It is not a high protein program, it is in fact a balanced diet created to promote normal blood sugar and preserve the kidneys, eyes, nerves, blood vessels, heart
4. If you have metabolic syndrome (Metabolism B), it is actually unhealthy for you to follow diet programs that are based on low calorie, low fat, low cholesterol principles as their carbohydrate content is necessarily high. It is this excess carbohydrate that will cause you to gain weight, have elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, blood pressure, blood glucose from insulin over-release.
So….Bask in the glow of your new- found health. Enjoy your energy. Love the way you look. Give yourself 100% credit for all that you’ve accomplished. Look in the mirror and tell yourself “Great job”…”I look great” ….”I love the way I feel”….”I am doing this for myself and no one but myself.” And don’t wait for someone else to praise or congratulate you for the amazing job you are doing. Your body, mind, and spirit are already doing that! Diane