SUMMERTIME AND THE GRILLING’S FINE! Juicy, perfect cheeseburgers on a bun with ketchup and fixin’s; NEUTRAL on the Metabolism Miracle!

Following the Metabolism Miracle and crave a juicy grilled cheeseburger on a bun with ketchup (and other fixings like lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, mustard?. Well you can have it if you choose the right burger buns and ketchup. Read the tips and you will find the perfect 0 countable carb buns/hot dog rolls/ and ketchup that will make your perfectly grilled cheeseburger NEUTRAL!

Summertime and the grilling’s fine! Sure it’s easy to “throw some burgers on the grill.” But you have to admit that formed burger patties thrown on a grill do not taste the same as grilled burgers at the local bar and grille. Here are some tips on grilling PERFECT burgers. Give it a read and try the tips!

RECIPE for PERFECT CHEESEBURGERS on 0 Countable Carb burger buns!

1.Buy 80/20 ground sirloin or ground chuck. No low fat or lean burgers when you are using the grill! The fat gives the juicy grilled flavor! Using lean ground beef will give you dry, tasteless burgers.

2.Form your burgers from ground beef. Don’t buy pre-formed burgers.

3.Use high direct heat and keep the grill open during cooking

4.Form your ground burger into a tennis ball size….gently flatten into a burger-shape, but don’t make it “tight.” After your burgers are formed, put a thumb imprint indentation in the center of each. This indent prevents burgers from bloating up during the grilling process. Don’t overwork the meat! Make a ball, gently form into a loosely packed burger, and put a thumb imprint in the center.

5.Do not push the burger down with your flipper. Never squish your burger with a spatula or flipper while they are griller. If you push the burger down and flatten it out….you remove its juiciness and make the meat tough. The thumb indentation in the center of each burger will keep it from bloating up.

6.Seasoning? Recommended: kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, maybe a bit of garlic powder on both sides of the burger. Some pour a little Worcestershire sauce in the thumb imprint.

7.Cook on the hottest spot on the grill. After about 5-6 minutes on the grill, look on the top of the burger. Are juices forming? Good, give it a flip for another 3 minutes or so. ONLY FLIP ONCE!

8.Internal temperature: 160 degrees for ground meat.

9.Add cheese, remove from the grill and let the burgers sit for about 5 minutes. During the time, brush the inside of the buns with olive oil, place on the warmer rack of the grill (oiled sides down), and heat for 1-2 minutes.


10.Place burgers on zero countable carb burger buns!!! For those following The Metabolism Miracle Program….buy your delicious, healthy, and countable carb- free burger buns and rolls from The Great Low Carb Baking Company. Their buns and rolls are made with the finest ingredients and are literally 0 countable carbs or NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle. Delivered right to your door: Website:

10. Order the rolls or buns:

11.For ketchup? Heinz reduced sugar ketchup (2 Tbls are neutral)

12.Lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle are neutral on The Metabolism Miracle

Enjoy summertime grilling and your Perfect Burger or Cheeseburger ON A Carb- Free BUN!!!!!

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Wowee Wow Wow….Brie and Carmelized Onion Stuffed Burgers are Neutral on The Metabolism Miracle.


Serves 6 large burgers ADJUST SERVINGS




2 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp salt


2 lbs ground beef
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground pepper
4 oz Brie cheese, cut into small pieces

2 tbsp butter
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
Pinch salt


To caramelize the onions, heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium low heat. Once hot, add onions and sprinkle with salt.
Cook slowly, stirring frequently, until a caramel brown colour and soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Do not let them get crispy. Reduce heat if necessary to keep them from burning or crisping.
Keep saute pan for cooking mushrooms.
For the burgers, combine beef, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix by hand to combine well and divide into 6 even portions.
Take half of each portion and form into a thin patty. Top each thin patty with some of the brie and onions, then top with remaining half of each portion and form around cheese and onions, into one large patty.
Cook burgers on pre-heated grill about 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Cook slightly less for medium-rare and slightly more for medium-well. Meat should register at least 125°F (50°C) to 130°F (55°C) on an instant-read thermometer. Remove from grill and let sit 5 minutes.
Cook mushrooms while burgers are grilling. Add butter to saute pan and melt over medium heat. Add mushrooms and a little salt and saute until mushrooms are browned on both sides and tender.
Layer mushrooms over cooked burgers and serve.

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Low Carb BBQ Jerk Ribs are NEUTRAL on The Metabolism Miracle


Original Recipe from I Breathe I’m Hungry at­bbq­ribs­low­carb­and­gluten­free.html
(Modified for The Metabolism Miracle!

A sweet and spicy recipe for delicious low carb jerk BBQ ribs!


1 rack baby back pork ribs
1 cup Caribbean Jerk Seasonin (find in spice aisle)


¼ cup tamari soy sauce
¼ cup water
2 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
2 Tbsp orange zest
¼ cup orange juice (Use reduced sugar orange juice)
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
¼ cup white vinegar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
3 Tbsp Splenda, Truvia, or Swerve sweetener
1 tsp xanthan gum (for thickening of the BBQ sauce…it is needed!)


1. Coat the ribs generously with Jerk seasoning. Bake in the oven at 325 degrees (F) for 3 hours or until tender.


Combine the soy sauce , water, ginger, orange zest, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, white
vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and dijon mustard in a small saucepan.

Bring to a boil and simmer for about 8 minutes.

Strain the sauce to remove the ginger and orange zest.

Add the strained sauce back into the pan, and whisk in the sweetener and xanthan gum until smooth. Simmer for another 5 minutes until thickened.

Coat the cooked ribs generously with the sauce and bake at 375 degrees (F) for another 30 minutes. Let rest for
10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Serving size: Approximately 4 ribs

There is a whole list of great BBQ recipes on! Join us on Miracle-Ville for great Metabolism Miracle support, all accurate program information, hundreds of recipes that perfectly fit your MM Step, Diane Kress is there most days to answer your questions, 6 years Search Box with all topics MM! See you in the ‘Ville! Diane

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Diane Kress: “I BELIEVE YOU”

Looking back, when you wanted to lose weight, you probably counted calories and lost weight. Maybe you could simply cut out desserts, junk food, sweets, chips and the pounds would come in. You might stop snacking to drop a few pounds.

But at some point, your tried and true techniques and diets no longer worked like they used to. And you became very aware of a roll of belly fat, back fat, and love handles were part of your “new look”…your body’s image in the mirror began to surprise you. Your jeans would not zip, even when you laid on the floor and sucked in your tummy with all your might. You found yourself mad, frustrated, depressed, irritable.

Family members pointed out your weight gain. Friends gave you tips to lose those pounds. You knew that people thought you were closet eating, cheating, not exercising, being lazy. No one seemed to believe that you were really trying, but no longer succeeding.

I believe that you tried….I believe you couldn’t lose weight…and I believe it was NOT your fault. I believe you. I was you. This same thing happened to me….a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator!

You may be following Weight Watcher’s, following the protocol, but you do not lose weight (or worse yet, gain weight). You dread the weigh-ins.

You followed the darn diet and exercised and you GAINED weight! “You must not be following THE PLAN….try harder next week!”

You may be on a “delivered to your door” diet plan, but you are not losing adequate weight for the sacrifices you are making. You may be working-out but can’t lose your belly fat. You may be working out, but your jeans are actually tighter. You may follow your diet to the letter, but have a tremendous impulse to eat something off plan….and begin to binge. You might feel belittled, low on self esteem, high on guilt….your increasing weight and body fat inches are dragging you down; WAY DOWN.

Please listen to this. If you have one or all of the following conditions, the day will come when a standard diet (low calorie/low fat) will no longer work for you:

PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
metabolic syndrome
pre diabetes
gestational diabetes
type 2 diabetes
elevated cholesterol and/or triglycerides
mid line fat deposits (belly fat, back fat)
low Vitamin D
elevated blood glucose
NAFLD (non alcohol fatty liver disease)
visceral fat (fat between abdominal organs)
certain cancers: breast, prostate, colon, skin
hypothyroidism (Hashimoto’s disease)

IF you have any of the fore-mentioned medical conditions, you are feeling most of the following personal symptoms:

poor sleep
sleep apnea
less ability to focus and concentrate
less ability to finish what you start
feel the “need” for chocolate, carbs, or caffeine in the mid-morning, mid afternoon, and after dinner
caffeine gives less of a lift than it used to
more sensitive to alcohol
depression and anxiety
melancholy and listlessness
experience more aches and pain
feel older than your years
look older than your years
see “halos” around lights in the evening making night driving difficult
occasional blurred vision
cranky and irritable
occasional dizziness when standing
feeling an overwhelming “need” to eat….NOW

The medical conditions and personal symptoms are indicative of a hormonal imbalance of the fat gain hormone; INSULIN.

I have written the New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle. I have also written the bestsellers; The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, The Metabolism Miracle Holiday Cookbook, The Diabetes Miracle. Brand new: The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. The program is published in 8 languages and is followed around the world.

After 8 weeks on The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle program, you will lose a targeted amount of body fat (scale weight loss) and inch loss equal to your weight loss. You will see MAJOR improvements in the medical conditions and will need decreases in your medications for these illnesses. You will reverse all of the personal symptoms. You will look and feel great. This is a promise. No smoke and mirrors or gimmicks here…The Metabolism Miracle works.

No Hidden Anything. This is what you need to make the changes you NEED to lose fat, keep it off, and regain/retain your best health:

1. A copy of The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook or The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition
2. A pair of walking shoes
3. A membership to the support site for followers to the Metabolism Miracle: Memberships are as low as $7.50/month. Join on a monthly basis and leave whenever you want to without a long-term commitment. I’m there most days to personally answer your questions.

Total cost:
WALKING SHOES: you may already have them +
THE BOOK 10.00 +
SUPPORT GROUP: 7.50/month for annual membership .

You NEED this program. You DESERVE this program. You can reverse your down-trending health and wellness. I PROMISE you this. I WANT to help you. Miracles, Diane Kress

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Please know that this article is not about a smoke and mirrors and snake oil “diet”. The Metabolism Miracle is a medically based, scientifically proven, livable lifestyle program.

I promise that The Metabolism Miracle will “work”….for a lifetime. Give it a try. Miracles, Diane Kress

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It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere! Adult Beverages that work for The Metabolism Miracle


Adult beverages (AKA cocktails) for those living The Metabolism Miracle lifestyle.  Check to see if your choice is neutral or a 5 gram Counter Carb. 

*Please check with your MD to confirm if you can have one or two cocktails (maximum) in a day


Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving alcohol.

Ice cubes
1.5 ounces (1 shot) vodka
4 ounces tomato cocktail juice (like V8 or tomato juice)
Dash of Worcestershire sauce
A dash of Tabasco sauce
Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Preparation:Put the vodka and tomato juice in a shaker with a few ice cubes. Add the Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco sauce. Shake well and strain into the glass (which can be with or without ice). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish: Celery stick, which serves as a stirrer as well.



5 gram Counter Carb and considered one alcoholic beverage

Ice cubes
1  ounces gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
3 ounces reduced sugar orange juice

Glass: Martini, chilled.

Preparation: Shake the ingredients and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Orange twist




Neutral for one serving of “Cuba Libre Light” and considered one alcoholic beverage.

Crushed ice
1 1/2 ounces (one shot glass) rum
1 ounce lime juice
6 ounces Diet Cola (preferably sweetened with sucralose or stevia

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Pour the rum and juice into a glass filled half way with crushed ice. Top up with cola

Garnish: Thin lime or lemon wheel and often served with a stirrer.



Neutral for one drink.  This counts as 2 servings (max per day) of alcohol.

Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces gin
1 ½ ounces dry vermouth

Glass: Martini, chilled

Preparation: Shake or Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Green olive(s) on a cocktail stick


Gin and Tonic

Neutral and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Ice cubes
1 1/2 ounces (1 shot) gin
6 ounces DIET or SUGAR FREE tonic water

Glass: Highball

Preparation: Fill the glass with ice. Stir the ingredients well and strain into the glass.

Garnish: Lemon peel



Counts as a 5 gram counter carb and ½ alcoholic beverage

3 ounces champagne
3 ounces DIET orange juice (like Trop-50)

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the ingredients in the glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Orange twist.



5 gram Counter carb and 1 serving of alcohol.

Ice cubes
1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka
3 ounces orange juice (Diet orange juice like Trop-50)

Glass:Highball, chilled

Preparation:Pour the vodka and orange juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: Slice of orange, optional.






Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like DIET Ocean Spray)

¼ cup reduced sugar OJ (like Trop 50)

Splash of lime juice


Glass:  martini, chilled

Preparation: Pour ingredients into shaker.  Gently shake, strain, serve





 Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM

Most flavored vodkas don’t contain added sugars, they are infused with the flavor.  This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and contains 1 serving of alcohol



1 ½ ounces flavored vodka( like Stoli, Smirnoff, or Absolut)

6 ounces Diet soda (sweetened with stevia or Splenda is preferred) like diet gingerale, diet Sprite, Sugar free 7-up)

Glass:  High ball

Preparation: Mix flavored vodka with diet soda and pour over ice.




Low Carb Arnold Palmer

 This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 alcoholic beverage



1.5 ounces of vodka

3 ounces sugar free iced tea

3 ounces sugar free lemonade

Glass: Highball

Preparation.  In a shaker, add vodka, diet iced tea and diet lemonade.  Pour over ice.


Captain and Coke

This drink is neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as one alcoholic beverage

Glass:  Highball

Preparation.  In a glass, add diet cola and 1 ½ ounces rum and stir, add ice


Seven and Seven

This drink is Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and is considered one alcoholic beverage



1.5 ounces whiskey

5 ounces diet 7-Up

Glass: Highball

Preparation:  In a glass, stir together whiskey and diet 7-up and add ice.




Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and counts as 1 serving of alcohol.


5 ounces wine
Soda water

Glass: Champagne flute

Preparation: Pour the wine into the glass and top up with soda water.

Garnish: Lemon zest or twist.


Cranberry Vodka:

Counts as Neutral on all Steps of MM/DM and one serving of alcohol


Ice cubes

1 ½ ounces (1 shot) vodka

4 ounces DIET cranberry juice (like Ocean Spray DIET cranberry juice)

Glass: Highball, chilled

Preparation: Pour the vodka and DIET cranberry juice into the ice filled glass and stir gently.

Garnish: frozen fresh cranberries, optional.


Always check with your physician regarding approval for drinking alcohol, as your medical condition and medications may prohibit alcohol consumption.  For those who can and would like to have an adult beverage, keep it to one to two (maximum) drinks.

1 1/2 ounces spirits like gin, whiskey, vodka, rum or 5 ounces wine or a 12 ounce LITE beer is considered one swerving of an alcoholic beverage,

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A “thank you” to Diane Kress and The Metabolism Miracle from a woman with PCOS….She now has 3 children!

I was genuinely happy to receive this thank you note from a Metabolism Miracle follower. I am thrilled that she found the program and was able to give birth to 3 children (2 without infertility drugs!). I asked her permission to post it in the hope of encouraging women with PCOS to live the Metabolism Miracle lifestyle. The program is written for the nutritional requirements of a woman with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

I began to think back to my private practice in Morristown, NJ. I had a bulletin board with all the “Miracle Babies” that were born after their mom’s began The Metabolism Miracle. And there’s one little girl that was named Diane, for me! I’m so thankful to have researched, tested, wrote, and taught The Metabolism Miracle.

I also decided to post a wonderful article about PCOS and the Metabolism Miracle to provide concrete, accurate, “state of the science” information to the 10% of women who suffer from uncontrolled PCOS.


Diane, I want to thank you.

I have 3 little ones thanks to The Metabolism Miracle. I have PCOS, and was trying everything to get pregnant for many years.
In 2013, at the age of 33, I was taking fertility drugs as well as metformin to conceive. We went 7 months and nothing. I decided to lose some weight to help that along. I had done Atkins in the past and tried it again. I had no luck!
I stumbled across your website ( ) after I had gone to a nutritionist (who did not help either). And poof 6 weeks into the Metabolism Miracle, I was pregnant with my little girl.
Well 7 months after I had her, in 2015, I stopped nursing and wanted to lose those baby weight pounds plus some more. I was not thinking anything about more babies!
Well… 6 weeks again into the program, I started feeling a little off. Without any fertility treatment, what so ever…. I became pregnant with my twin boys!
Without Metabolism Miracle, I honestly believe none of this would have happened. I had given up on the thought of even being able to have children on my own.
I cannot thank you enough for all that I have been blessed. The Metabolism Miracle IS truly a miracle!
I am again back on the program. My husband has been “fixed” so we will hopefully not have another surprise!
I cannot thank you enough for all I have been blessed with due to The Metabolism Miracle program! Or as my husband called it “the miracle baby- making diet!” J


PCOS… 1 in every 10 young women has PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) . The physician recommended diet does more harm than good!

You may have read about PCOS;….it’s the acronym for the term Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Basically, PCOS is an endocrine condition that surfaces in 1 out of 10 women that prompts hormonal imbalance that can cause irregular periods, weight gain, unwanted hair growth on the face, hair loss on the head, acne, symptoms of PMS and…if untreated…can eventually lead to infertility and type 2 diabetes.

Among the hormones that are imbalanced with PCOS are the sex hormones and the fat gain hormone: INSULIN.

Normally, the ovaries make a small amount of male sex hormones (androgens). In women with PCOS, the ovaries over produce androgens and this may lead to the cessation of ovulation, stubborn acne, excess hair growth on the face and body, hypertension, blood glucose fluctuation, elevated cholesterol, inability to become and stay pregnant.

Excess insulin causes blood glucose to swing leading to fatigue, melancholy, carb cravings, inability to focus and concentrate, and weight gain around the middle (muffin top, belly fat, back fat), inability to lose weight, decreased self esteem, anxiety, and depression. If insulin excess is not controlled, insulin resistance develops that can eventually lead to pre- diabetes and then type 2 diabetes.

PCOS gets its name because the ovaries in women with PCOS may have small cysts on the ovaries that cause hormonal imbalance. The diagnosis is made based on symptoms, a physical exam, and lab tests of hormonal levels.

Treatment involves: Weight loss (more later), exercise, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and normalizing blood glucose. The doctor may prescribe birth control pills to regulate periods. Sometimes an androgen-lowering medication called spironolactone is prescribed along with birth control pills. Another medication commonly prescribed is the “diabetes” medicine; metformin. Metformin can help decrease the liver’s natural release of glycogen (glycogen raises blood glucose), insulin release, insulin resistance, regulate menstrual cycles, and improve fertility.

It is very important for women with PCOS to lose excess fat.A low calorie, low fat program is NEVER the answer when PCOS is the problem.

Low calorie traditional diets may be low calorie (Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutri-System, and physician prescribed very low calorie diets) but are high in the one nutrient that stimulates insulin production; carbohydrate.

The general public does not yet realize that PCOS is a medical condition that occurs when a woman has uncontrolled Metabolism B (excess insulin production and insulin resistance) and CARBOHYDRATE is the only macro-nutrient that causes insulin levels to rise.

Without this knowledge, women with PCOS may spend years with irregular periods, increasingly heavy periods, extreme cramps, PMS, abnormal reproductive hormonal levels, diagnosed with infertility, have abnormal hair growth, midline fat deposits, elevated cholesterol, later in life are prone to pre diabetes and type 2 diabetes. I think this is an interesting read for both men and women because almost everyone knows a woman who suffers from PCOS.

I feel that one of the problems with US medicine is that medical research is always searching for the “medicine” to “treat” a medical condition, syndrome, or disease.

Wouldn’t it make more sense and simplify the solution is we looked to the root cause of the problem and worked at the “root level” instead of treating and medicating the end result?

A root problem for women with PCOS is hyperinsulinism. Did you know that insulin is a fat- gain hormone? If a person releases excess insulin 24 hours/day…they will form more fat on and in their body. Excess insulin will cause the woman with PCOS to gain weight over and above what they eat calorically, amass midline fat deposits, and eventually suffer with elevated cholesterol, triglycerides, and fatty liver disease.

Insulin determines 24/7 blood glucose levels. Excess insulin causes blood glucose to roller-coaster all day/night with peaks and valleys causing hunger and carb cravings, depression, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep, irritability, brain fog, racing thoughts, inability to focus and concentrate, low libido, blurry vision, aches/pains.

As a main hormone in the endocrine system, when excess insulin is released…it throws off the balance of many other hormones of the endocrine system…including the hormones of reproduction. Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, LH, FSH are all hormones of the endocrine system. When insulin is “off”, it is very common for these hormones to be “off.”

Excess insulin causes fat cells to grow and insulin receptors to “stretch.” In time, stretched insulin receptors will not allow insulin to connect. This is insulin resistance. Isn’t it ironic that the drug often prescribed for PCOS (Metformin) is a drug originally developed for diabetes? That is because those with PCOS who do not treat their insulin problem are on the fast track to diabetes!

Interesting, isn’t it? Recap:

●Women with PCOS were born with the gene for metabolic syndrome (for ease, I call this Met B)

●The root of metabolic syndrome (and PCOS) is excess insulin release and resultant insulin resistance.

●Insulin is a fat gain hormone

●Excess insulin causes fat gain “on” and “in” the body

●Women with excess insulin get fat (especially around the middle where the insulin is released from the pancreas) and eventually in their blood : in the form of rising cholesterol and triglycerides. Fatty deposits also infiltrate the liver and accumulate between abdominal organs.

●Excess insulin causes blood glucose fluctuations that cause 24/7 symptoms including: hunger and carb cravings, depression, fatigue, anxiety, poor sleep, irritability, brain fog, racing thoughts, inability to focus and concentrate, low libido, blurry vision, aches/pains.

●Excess insulin causes fat cells to grown and insulin receptors to become misshapen, this is the actual cause of insulin resistance in women with PCOS.

●If the pancreas continues to over-release insulin throughout a woman’s life, she will develop metabolic syndrome: high cholesterol, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

The solution to this syndrome is not in taking medications that “band-aid” the underlying problem. The answer is in a lifestyle change…to live the lifestyle (diet/exercise) that match your metabolism. Women with PCOS must realize that they DO have uncontrolled Metabolism B and a root cause of their problem is in insulin over-release.

A calorie counting diet (low calorie, exercise, low cholesterol, low fat) does not address insulin and will never work to help PCOS.

The diet method that works for PCOS, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, overweight, obesity is the diet that gets the root of all of these problems…excess insulin must be stopped and the pancreas must be rested ASAP.

The lifestyle program that absolutely controls insulin release and begins immediately to regulate PCOS is The Metabolism Miracle! Pass it forward!

Read about Metabolism B and The Metabolism Miracle program at:

Read Diane Kress’ hundreds of blog entries at:

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Metabolism Miracle Cookbook (The simplest presentation of the program plus 175 great recipes):

.COM: World-wide support group for those following The Metabolism Miracle Program. ALL your MM questions answered, exclusive videos, live chat, Diane Kress visits regularly to answer questions and post new information. 10.00/month for the best MM support on the planet!

Finally, ALL WOMEN WITH PCOS HAVE A DIET AND LIFESTYLE PROGRAM THAT WORKS! I’m here for you and wish you all the best because you deserve it! Diane Kress, RD CDE ( a person who has struggled with PCOS, Met B, gestational diabetes, pre diabetes, and type 2 diabetes. I’m also the researcher, developer, and founder of The Metabolism Miracle!

I wish you success and let me know of your “Miracle Baby” at! Diane

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Sneak Peek Inside The Metabolism Miracle’s 24/7 Support Site; Oh, What a Site!

Here’s Your Peek INSIDE of is the subscription support site for all followers of the Metabolism Miracle program. I opened Miracle-Ville because I wanted MV members to have all their questions answered in an accurate way. I also wanted group camaraderie, group sharing, a forum to voice concerns, issues, positivity, and more. Miracle-Ville has been running for over 6 years now. The site contains all the answers and comments given on all topics; Metabolism Miracle.

We have a priceless Search Box with answers to MM questions. I also personally answer questions that are being asked for the first time. I review food logs, give support, give corrections, and much more. I’m so proud of this enormous site. And I’ve managed to keep the membership fee very reasonable…as little as 7.50 per month for annual membership or 10.00/month for monthly membership!

I want to show you an actual forum on This is “how it goes down”.

Forum Question from Member:

“I’ve followed The Metabolism Miracle for 6 months so far. My labs are now normal or the best they have ever been, I am off medication or take much less than before, I feel great, I look younger, I have energy, I am happy with things in general. But….I did not yet reach what I thought would be my desired body weight or my waistline isn’t a perfect as I would have wanted it to be.” What should I do?”

The following is my answer to the member and all the feed-back from MV followers. Priceless information and support. What does everyone think about it….as this is my personal (and professional) opinion. You may have a different take….Let’s talk about it:

Diane Kress:

I will give you my personal and professional opinion. I base “ideal body weight” on things other than the traditional scale or BMI. I don’t use them at all in my own life. I consider my ideal body weight the weight at which I am healthy (based on my labs and my blood pressure) on the least amount of medication. I genuinely like the way I look and feel good about myself. I can do all the physical things that make me happy and healthy. I have no idea what that weight is on the scale. I use clothing size as my barometer and don’t often wear elastic waist bands.
I test my blood sugar daily (2-3 times), and I check my blood pressure at home several few times a week. I see my physician for wellness checks; internist, ophthalmologist, dentist, gynecologist, cardiologist. I am in the size clothes I like to wear. I am comfortable with my body, dressed or undressed. I accept that I’m in my 50’s and I’m comfortable with my body.
And so, I live in Step 3. I LIVE in Step 3. When anything changes in my life: labs, blood pressure, high stress, illness, I go off “MM” for some reason, or waist bands get tight….I do the following. I set a time line for Step 1. Usually 2 weeks or 4 weeks. I follow it by an equal number of weeks on Step 2. And then I return to Step 3 and LIVE.
This works for me. I have objective data to show health, I have clothes size, I have the way i “see” my physical presence, and I have my energy level and feeling of wellness.
This was a great question. I’m going to share the answer with MV…I think it might help others. What do you think? xo Diane

Here are some MV replies. I deleted the names of the members and my answers have my name. The MV conversation begins:

Reply by Member:
I think it’s a great answer !….it completely covers the health bases as well as satisfaction with personal appearance. 🙂

Reply by Diane Kress
And I think that’s what it’s all about. I’ve found that different age MM’rs have different priorities:
teens: appearance, appearance, appearance, and controlling PCOS (midline fat, acne, irregular periods, etc).
twenties and thirties: appearance, controlling PCOS, getting pregnant with PCOS, healthy pregnancy, energy level for life, career, family, feeling mentally fuzzy and desiring more clarity and focus, mild depression/anxiety.
forties: appearance, very stubborn weight gain around the middle, energy level, perimenopause symptoms, changing labwork, requiring medications for the first time, memory issues, mild depression.
fifties and up: appearance, menopause symptoms, health issues and labs, needing medications, feeling older, getting older, focus, concentration, memory, retaining control over body, getting to and maintaining a healthy weight.
Yes…we are all motivated by our appearance. Everyone wants to look the best they can. But, depending on where you are in life, sometimes other issues take become a priority. I think it feels wonderful to be proactive in taking care of my body…mentally, physically, emotionally. I hope everyone can get to a place where they feel their healthiest in all areas.

Reply by MV Member
Diane, I love how you always know how to pull us back to what is really important in our lives, being healthy and learning to love ourselves as unique individuals. Hugs

Reply by MV Member

I wonder if some of this is a slow change of mind set. Speaking for myself, I am still not used to myself as I am today, even tho I feel & look the best I ever have. I have finally gotten over “the scale tells how I look” frame of mind. But Im still “that big gal” in my mind much of the time. Seeing my reflection walking up to a glass door, or !folding my jeans out of the dryer, its, oh, thats me, or can I really wear these?. Its almost like losing part of my identity that I’ve had for almost 50 yrs, since being cognizant of being called that chubby little girl. Crazy how its hard to let that go!
I’ve had a friend say that I can wear more form fitting shirts, but I’ve had such a dislike of my shirts outlining my belly rolls, it’s hard to change. I’ve been blessed with not having any health issues, so for me its an appearance & how do I feel issue. But its still a process

Reply by MV Member
I am right there with you on the walking up to the glass window. Did it again today. I looked and said to myself, wait that’s me. I’m not heavy anymore and I look good. But it still surprises me. I have been over weight for over 29 years. Finally, I’m starting to see the inner me. The one who got married 31 years ago on the 27th of August. I’m older have wrinkles and get tired easier. But I do understand what Diane posted. This is how I am trying to see myself now.

Reply by Diane Kress

So true. THIS is the healthier more balanced you. The reflection you saw in the past was you…but you under the stress of metabolic mayhem. It’s similar to how a person looks when he/she is sick. It’s the same person, but when they are sick, they look different…..pale, dark circles under the eyes, unhealthy pallor. When the same person gets well, they look like themselves….nice color, bright eyes, exuding health and wellness.
What you see now is you…healthy. Embrace “you”…get used to “you.” This “you” is the real you.

Reply by Diane Kress

It is a process. I used to work with many people after gastric bypass. For them it was even harder as they lost over 100 pounds in a year. The person in the mirror was a stranger to them. Many felt exposed and uncomfortable at their leaner weight. Many were unsure as to how to deal with positive attention. Getting compliments about their appearance was a gray zone.
The thing about MM is that it is a process….a process that takes time. We are rewiring our metabolism from one that over reacts to carbs and liver glycogen to a metabolism that can be rested and retrained to accept carbs (in the type, timing, and amount that works for Met B).
So… it’s a great idea to take that picture. Once a month…against a plain wall….in the same outfit. Little by little…you will “see” the changes occurring. Look at the pictures and say…this is me. This is who I am healthy. This is what I look like; not like I used to when I was metabolically upset.

Reply by MV Member:

Thanks, Diane, you “get” me! It was hard to articulate the point I was trying to make. Interestingly enough, I was in tears as I was writing it! Seriously! I thought wow, where did that surge of emotion come from. Nasty little demons! 🙂

Reply by Diane Kress

I said it before, I”ll say it again….(and I AM a woman so I say this as a woman, even though it’s not complimentary or politically correct)…..
SOME women are not happy when their friends, acquaintances, work pals look better or are happy about something. I’m not sure why this happens….but lots of women are guilty of this and lots of women on the other side of their hurtful, derogatory comments suffer from this.
She saw your legs…they changed…you were wearing some cute leggings…..and for some reason, she had to put a negative spin on it. Maybe it makes her feel better to put you down, maybe she wishes she looked differently, maybe she envies all the positive changes that are surrounding you, maybe she’s unhappy and wishes others were, too. Misery loves company,
Whatever her deal is…it’s HER problem. I have a really off color response i would have given her, with a smile, regarding the air-drawn lollipop….but I guess this is a G rated site, right?
Hang around on MV….we truly care about each other and support each other…..xo D

Reply by MV Member:
“I am losing weight ,my blood pressure is lower than its been in my life, my sugar is stable and I’m not hungry all the time…blessings in abundance” – here is the proof you are being successful!!! you already started on the positive road. I just came back from vacation and I am so proud of myself! I ate the MV way with a few treats added….it really came quite naturally! I will go back to step one for at least 2 weeks (I think) I am losing and I have stopped obsessing about being perfect, I am living it and making changes when I have gotten off track. I love to quilt and I compare it to having to “rip some things apart” at times and start over….the end result is usually lovely! Enjoy the day!

Reply by Diane Kress
Hi L, that is a great metaphor…..the quilting reference

Reply by MV Member
I agree with you Diane, a lot of people (usually females) have a hard time being happy for some one else who is successfully accomplishing something that they have failed at. A couple of years ago a co-worker started weight watchers and dropped a lot of weight. Even though I wanted to be happy for her is was hard to be excited for her success because everything I tried was unsuccessful. Even now that that I am having success with MM I still find myself wishing that my story is more ” dramatic” you know, like having people constantly tell you how great you look and wow how much weight have you lost? But, I know my health is improved, blood pressure is wonderful, I feel good, so you have to take those ‘small” things and cherish them.
I recently got my motorcycle learner’s permit and I compared my pictures on my regular license taken 3 years ago. My husband said, “Wow, your face is a lot thinner and you look younger. My younger son (24) says I look like Dolly Parton LOL. What’s funny is my bust is actually smaller but because my waist and hips have shrunk it gives that appearance of being bigger. My son says “Gee Mom when walk through the room, I just see boobs and a shadow!”
Soo, having said all that, your answer is spot on, we woman are too hard on ourselves at times always trying for “more” and not just relaxing and congratulating on ourselves for our success!
A final note, when I compare myself to others who have lost or are losing weight–I can see the difference in losing all fat versus the more “traditional” mix of fat/water/muscle. My back is leaner, I don’t have the rolls around the middle–etc.

Reply by MV Member
I like your answer. I think it’s just as much mental change as physical.
For me, I feel like I should be seeing more physical change. I wasn’t one who was overweight my whole life. The weight/fat started coming on a few years ago and it’s been a slow process getting it off. It IS coming off, but I am stuck in that mindset that it should be completely GONE by “now”. (Because in the past if I needed to lose 10 pounds, I could with little effort…not “healthy” effort mind you, but what I thought worked…)
Of course, when I go back over what I ate, I can almost always find something that was “too much” or completely NOT on the MM plan. So I know I am my own worst enemy, and I have to continue to change how my brain reacts to this lifestyle. I have to stay committed, get over my “all or nothing”, and be happy with my progress regardless of what others say (or don’t say….sometimes I wait for someone to say “Wow! You look great!”….and when they don’t I think maybe I haven’t come as far as I thought…and my brain starts playing games with how I see my body)

Reply by MV Member:

The ah ha moment came to me earlier this week. I want to live in “freedom” and that to me is to accept myself at the size I am now. I have lost 10 pounds but my friends have said that I look like I have lost about 20. They have all commented about how relaxed and peaceful my face looks. To lose more weight to fit into the next smaller size (what I was 10 years ago) would cause me to have to stress over every calorie and exercise 2 hours a day. That is not freedom to me. I know what is a satisfying portion of food for me is now. In the past, I would eat several servings, never feeling satisfied. MM has given me back my sanity and freedom. I have to go back to step 1 for a couple of weeks b/c of using a nasal steroid spray, but after that, its back to Step 2 and then maintenance. I am so grateful that Step 1 for a short period of time is the best way to fix things when “life happens”.

Reply by Diane Kress
Thanks for sharing, C.
And K, never wait for someone to compliment you because, as I’ve said, not everyone is happy for your positive changes. I like the idea of objective pictures against a plain wall taken monthly so YOU can see your progress. You will see it.
.I think food logs are important for you. Write down what you eat and timing each day because I think then you “see” what’s on and what’s off program. You are a visual person. And always feel free to send it to me for review, ok?

Reply by K
Thanks Diane! I actually do take pictures, and I HAVE seen the difference, that’s why I get frustrated at myself when my brain starts playing games.

I definitely need to write down what I eat. I hate doing that, but I need to. I also need to get back to planning out each meal for the week, it is so much easier to plan ahead, yet I let myself get out of that.
I know what works and what doesn’t, I don’t know why I have such a hard time letting it sink in.

Reply by Diane Kress
From what I’m reading… I think you are “getting it now”. Sometimes you have to just accept what you already know

Reply by K
I think I do get it. I think the “accepting” it is what is harder for me. I am 40 and I think losing weight should be as easy as when I was 20. Or course, that was before kids, hypothyroid, the stress that comes with being an adult, etc.

Then I see people who eat unhealthy, but have the genes that they are still naturally thin and it makes me crazy. I feel like I work so hard to even maintain where I am at, much less to try to lose a little.

I have to get myself to a level where I do it for me and me only, and because I feel good, not because someone tells me I look good.

Reply by MV Member
K, I look at it this way: there are lots of things that could be wrong with me, physically. Met B is definitely NOT the worst that I can think of. Every day I try to think how really lucky I am to “just” have this issue, physically. Also, I feel so lucky that I found MM. I volunteer at a hospital and the number of patients with diabetes is staggering. I would say about 3/4 of them! So, I don’t know if you are diabetic, pre-d or just Met B. We are all lucky that we found this way of living because we would be so much worse off without it! I know I sound like Pollyanna, but it’s the way I feel.

Reply by K
I just wish I could get over the “mental” hurdle. I don’t know why I see myself as bigger than I am. At my heaviest, I was probably 30 pounds overweight, which compared to a lot of people I know isn’t terrible. Right now, I would say I am about 10 pounds over where I would like to be. (I am using pounds just because it’s easier to visualize…I have no idea what I weigh right now, but I do know clothes that were too tight last summer fit really well this summer.) So, for me, it’s always been as much of a mental challenge as a physical one.

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