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Metabolic Miracle is the diet designed by American nutritionist Diane Kress, which influences on metabolism and has a long-term effects. The traditional diets are based on the assumption that all people have the same metabolism. And thus, the same diets cause an equal loss of weight. But, the recent studies have contested this claim.

Metabolism B

According to Diane, the main reason why people don't lose weight on the same way is because they all have different metabolism. Her experiences have shown that about 50 percent of the people who come to counseling have metabolism B, also known as metabolic syndrome or insulin resistance which means an increased tendency of body to convert nutrients into body fat.

Resistance to insulin is usually the cause of type 2 diabetes, also called geriatric diabetes, but this resistance also occurs with type 1 diabetes, which is a major cause of heart diseases. Cells of patients who have resistance to insulin, no longer respond to the hormone insulin, which in normal conditions regulate glucose level in blood. Instead, glucose congests in the blood resulting in the fibrous plaque in coronary arteries. These deposits are the main cause of a range of cardiac diseases such as the heart attack. Among young women/girls insulin resistance allegedly causes polycystic ovary syndrome.

The symptoms of metabolism B are fatigue, lack of energy, fat on the abdomen and uncontrollable weight gain despite exercising. The main culprit for this is a process of carbohydrates degradation in the digestive system and insulin that regulates blood sugar. This means that person with normal metabolism will after eating sandwich feel fullness and energy increasing, while the person with metabolism B beside sandwich will after a short time want chocolate because of sugar drop.

It is important to emphasize that the metabolism B is inherent. Sometimes, it is present throughout whole life, sometimes occurs after puberty and sometimes an external factor is needed to activate this disorder.

Metabolic Miracle - Diet

Diane recommends the implementation of a diet through three steps. The first period consists of the eight-week diet with low proportion of carbohydrates, which should return metabolism into normal state. The aim of this step is to clean up the metabolism. In these eight weeks person will lose the abdominal fat and reduce weight. Reducing carbohydrates will provide the pancreas and liver resting.

This short deletion of carbohydrates will have positive effects to the body, but the second and third part of the diet assumes its gradual introduction into the diet.

This diet assumes food division into allowed and not allowed food. Allowed fats include light butter and margarine, light mayonnaise, seeds, nuts and olive oil.

Proteins that can be consumed include poultry without the foreskin, lean cheese, soy, tofu, eggs and protein shakes.

This diet assumes using vegetables such as artichokes, asparagus, vetch, broccoli, cabbage, celery, pickles, onions, chard, spinach, lettuce, pickled cabbage and tomato.

In the first week of this diet is allowed eating five grams of the following ingredients on every five hours: rye bread, lean milk and yogurt, lean ketchup, lean crackers and fruit juices without sugar.

Forbidden carbohydrates (only in the first step) include bread and rolls, carrots, pasta, rice, potatoes, fruit, fruit juices, milk, yogurt, juices, sweets and desserts.

Diet rules include eating meals composed of the allowed foods on every few hours, drinking two liters of water a day, avoiding more than five hours without a meal and exercising 30 minutes a day.

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