Diane Kress named to “Today’s Dietitian” Magazine’s Top Ten List of Influential Registered Dietitians

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Diane Kress, RD, CDE
Award-Winning Author and Owner of The Nutrition Center of Morristown, New Jersey
It’s not unusual for Diane Kress to receive letters—even gifts—from avid fans who have read her book The Metabolism Miracle and say it’s the only program that’s ever helped them lose weight and keep it off. Kress says she discovered the nontraditional approach when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol despite eating a healthful diet.
“I have to admit I was trained traditionally, and for the first portion of my career, I taught the weight-reduction program of calories in/calories out and eat less/exercise more,” she says. “As a dietitian, you’re taught that if patients aren’t succeeding, chances are they aren’t being honest. But on the so-called ‘perfect diet,’ I ended up with problems of my own, and I knew I wasn’t cheating.”
Kress began to do some research within her own patient base, taking a close look at who was succeeding and who wasn’t. What she found was that patients who weren’t losing weight despite a strict diet had started with a “different” metabolism. “I knew then I was on to something,” she says.
Kress discovered that people who had genes for what she calls Metabolism B would never be able to lose weight, keep it off, or get healthy on a traditional diet because of their “alternate metabolism.” The entire research process took years, but Kress ended up with a unique lifestyle program that’s “written to match alternate metabolism.”
Traditional weight-loss programs have been built on the assumption that everyone’s metabolism works the same. But Kress’ research suggests that people with Metabolism B (also known as insulin resistance) are overprocessing carbohydrate foods and turning them into excess fat despite diet and exercise. The Metabolism Miracle helps reprogram the body to handle carbohydrates. The first step does include eliminating most carbs, though they’re later reintroduced in a healthful way. In the book, Kress walks patients through the steps of the diet with a number of easy-to-follow rules, such as avoiding certain foods, drinking at least two liters of caffeine-free fluids per day, and avoiding gaps of more than five hours without a meal or snack.
Still, Kress says it hasn’t always been an easy road. With her program deviating from the norm, she says she felt she had to go “up against the traditional associations.” And even today, she says the book remains controversial.
“But I had to take a stand and say ‘I’m doing this,’” she says. “If I was still doing traditional teaching today, I would have had a frustrating career because only half of my patients would be succeeding. I’m at a place in my career where I love what I do because I know it works.”


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: www.Miracle-Ville.com. Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, www.themetabolismmiracle.com www.thediabetesmiracle.com www.miracle-ville.com Email: dietquestions@ymail.com
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