There ARE two types of obesity: Obesity due to uncontrolled Met A (eat too much, exercise too little)…the other caused by uncontrolled Met B (insulin). There ARE two different solutions!

(Reuters) – Carrying extra weight doesn’t necessarily mean your heart is ailing, according to a Greek study that adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that overweight people aren’t always unhealthy. CLICK HERE to read article

“The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, found that fewer than 10 percent of healthy obese people in their 50s and 60s without risk factors for heart disease went on to develop heart failure over six years”.

Take a moment to reread the above statement.  “obese people without risk factors for heart disease.”  THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF OBESITY!

There are two very different types of metabolism.  The minority of obese people have what Metabolism A.  They are overweight based on consuming excess calories and not exercising enought.  Simply put,their body obeys the “calories in/calories out” rule and they have become obese from overeating and under moving.  These are the obese people who don’t develope heart failure in this study.

The majority of obese people have a very different type of metabolism, Metabolism B.  Their metabolism includes the genes for metabolic syndrome.  Their obesity is precipitated by aberrations in insulin (over-release and eventual resistance) and they will have hypertension, elevated LDL cholesterol, low HDL, elevated triglycerides, and pre diabetes or type 2 diabetes.  Follow these obese persons and, sure enough, they will have a much higher risk of heart failure.

It’s time to recognize two types of obesity.  One due to “calories in/calories out.” The other due to “hormonal imbalance of the fat gain hormone insulin.”  These two obesity types require two opposite approaches to diet. 

The treatment for Met A:  eat less, exercise more.

The treatment for Met B: The Metabolism Miracle


About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Email:
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4 Responses to There ARE two types of obesity: Obesity due to uncontrolled Met A (eat too much, exercise too little)…the other caused by uncontrolled Met B (insulin). There ARE two different solutions!

  1. Which skills do you propose to eat less? And for the B what can we do to help them?

    • dianekress says:

      When a person has Met B…and over 50% of people who have weight issues do, The Metabolism Miracle clearly spells out the steps to take that end cravings and help you to eat normally for your body.

  2. Rose says:

    I would like to start your programme but I need a gluten free diet. I am looking for a recipe for a bread I can make in the oven (not a bread machine). I thought if it was made from a protein flour plus fibre and seeds it should fit in with Step 1. I have bought your cook book but could not find any suitable recipe there. Can you please recommend some gluten free recipes. I live in Australia and some ingredients are not available here that are common place in America Thank you.

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