- Low calorie Diet only 21 days
- Encourages long term sustainable healthy habits
- Removes stubborn fat and protects muscle loss
- Lots of recipe ideas that the whole family can enjoy
- Removes healthy monosaturated fats from diet for 21 days.
- Vegetarians have less protein options for the 21 days.
- The first 2 loading days you have to flood your body with as many calories as possible.
- Women have to work around their cycles.
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I have never been a big fan of crash diets! As I am a health professional, I had studied the mechanisms of crash dieting to lose weight and the possible negative effects it could have on the body.
But I’m also a woman, who wants to feel healthy and look her best, so I have also attempted many of the diets that I believed were well balanced and ticked all of my arbitrary boxes.
But I can’t deny, from my own experience and from what I could see around me, that crash diets left in their wake, many starving, exhausted and frustrated dieters.
Pretty much, every restrictive diet will make you lose weight initially, but it falls short when you can not maintain a healthy weight when you finish, plus you might also gain extra weight for your troubles!!
So, when I first heard about this 21 day Metabolic diet, the skin on my back bristled automatically.
But then I listened intently to the excited ramblings from friends in Germany and decided to investigate further.
I ordered my copy of the book “Rebalance your Metabolism in 21 Days” and acquainted myself with the origins of this diet.
Now that I have tried it myself, I can recommend that if you are looking for the best diet to lose weight in a healthy way, fast, without feeling hungry and to give you a feeling of vitality, then this could be the one for you!
So who are the expert Authors?
Rebalance your Metabolism in 21 days is written by the Arno Schikowsky (Fitness and Nutrition Coach), Dr Rudolf Binder (General Medicine, Naturopath) and Christian Morwold (Professional Sports Trainer) all based in Germany.
Schikowsky writes the foreword which grabs my attention as he mentions that he too wanted to reject the program outright and thought it was complete nonsense, until he started to read more and more success stories.
He states that “the results were so phenomenal that I finally did take a closer look”.
Although these trio of experts in their field, did not create this old diet, they did help shape a new sustainable version of a very old, stricter diet called the HCG Protocol.
So for those of you who are keen to dive straight into the diet itself and don’t need too much explanation, the practical details have been layed out neatly in the first 8 pages of the book.
The rest of the 154 page book is broken down into details about the science of the Metabolic Diet and the accompanying nutrition program, combined with homeopathy and supplements plus Recipe ideas for each phase.
If you have any health conditions then on page 153, you will find a summary of the metabolic diet for your regular medical practitioners perusal.
Old diet becomes spruced up to be a healthy new diet!
The Metabolic diet is not new, as it has its origins in the HCG diet, but has been modified and improved upon with significant additions.
The original HCG protocol comes from the 1954 book called “Pounds and Inches” written by a brilliant British endocrinologist called Dr A.T.W Simeons. It was this Dr Simeons who discovered the impact that HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadatropin ) had on regulating fat loss by the hypothalamus.
Although HCG is found in both men and women, it does rise exponentially in women when they are pregnant. You see one of its functions is to signal the hypothalamus to release abnormal stored fat to be used as fuel and nourishment for the mother and baby.
Interestingly, Dr Simeons tested his hypothesis and discovered stored fat was also called into action by the HCG, during times of starvation.
He also maintained that HCG, influenced the hypothalamus to maintain the metabolic rate, protect muscle mass, dissolve abnormal fat deposits from waist, legs and buttocks, inhibit feelings of hunger and re-program our weight memory (set point theory).
Back then, Dr Simeons was using injectables of HCG with his obese patients, plus giving them a strict low caloric diet and they were losing a pound (1/2 kg) of fat a day!
Before you close this blog down and shout there is no way I am injecting myself everyday for 21 days, author of Rebalance your Metabolism, Dr Rudolf Binder prefers to use a homeopathic activator, as it is free of any side effects and still you will experience the same effects of the HCG.
By using a homeopathic activator for the 21 days only, you can mobilise approximately 1500 to 4000 calories from your own abnormal fat stores to be used for energy daily!
I too have used the homeopathic activator and it’s easy and convenient to use.
I personally could see, how it resculpted my hips, buttocks and thighs and protected my muscle tone on my arms and legs.
My business partner, Sonia Tremblay said “I also fell in love with the Metabolic diet, as I was getting results so fast, which made it easy to stay committed to changing habits.”
Easy to follow Pillars!
Dr Binder said the principle of their Metabolic Diet, is based on 7 pillars.
- Effective Weightloss due to a sensible balance of energy.
- Lasting success by re-setting your weight memory.
- Firmer skin and tissue by maintaining or improving your pH balance
- Maintaining performance levels by reducing oxidative stress and eliminating toxins.
- Positively impacting the immune system by regulating the intestinal flora
- Strengthening your body, mind and soul: Omega-3 fatty acids
- Changes to your inner self.
The authors state that all of these pillars can be achieved by following the simple steps of the 21 day Metabolic diet and using their recommended “first class, absolutely natural nutritional supplements with no artificial additives”
It’s a big call, but I can confirm that at the end of my 21 day Metabolic diet, I did indeed experience an increase in energy levels, my skin looked great, I lost weight only where i needed to, improved my eating habits and got on top of my chocolate cravings.
Beat those cravings and detoxify the cells!
The authors state that “the goal of the metabolic diet is for a lasting reduction in weight.
It consists of 4 phases: 2 loading days, a minimum 21 day low calorie diet, a 21 day stabilisation phase and a 6 month test phase.
In Phase 2 you will follow a diet regime that involves a reduced caloric intake: 3 meals a day with low fat protein and plenty of vegetables and salad”.
During Phase 2 only, you will be depriving your body of carbohydrates and fats as you will be mobilising this energy from both released stored abnormal fat and also obtained from the high quality Omega 3 supplement.
A bonus for anyone who needs some good ideas to help you plan your healthy meals more effectively, they have provided in the book, 69 pages of recipes.
One of the major points of difference between the old HCG diet and this new Metabolic Diet is that the authors recognised the essential role of micronutrients and their importance to your health.
With the lower calorie intake, combined with the fat loss, the requirements of supplementing with micronutrients is higher. They found that regulating the pH balance, helped with detoxifying the cells and organs, which resulted in firming the skin and health connective tissue.
These supplements also encouraged a healthy gut microbiome , improved the immune system from the added probiotics and fibre plus, offered full antioxidant protection.
If you love to exercise or bodybuild then this is suitable for you too!
Our authors state that “sport is not a prerequisite for a good result with the diet. However people who practice sport, reduce more body fat because the energy that is needed for their activities, has to be provided from their stored fat.”
They have created a chapter on Body building and the 21 day Metabolic Diet book for those bodybuilders/athletes that would like to decrease their body fat, but not breakdown muscle.
I love that you have the option to continue exercising during the Metabolic Diet. Results show that the most successful diets include a healthy balance with a sustainable diet, exercise and mindset.
The Metabolic diet does indeed include these factors especially as you start to introduce healthy fats back in Phase 3 and other new foods back in the test phase.
The test phase is a success: Do not return to your old and unhealthy lifestyle!
What I love about this 21 day low calorie diet, is that it shook up my long term habits of eating a large amount of carbs in every meal, with the bonus that I didn’t feel hungry due to the activator and the supplements.
The key to any successful long term change, is the exchange of bad habits for good.
Also, I wasn’t feeling drained of energy, nor did I end up losing muscle tone or lose the weight from my face, neck or chest.
My BMI (Body Mass Index) was in the healthy range, when I did do this Metabolic diet back in 2013, however, I definitely needed to speed up my metabolism and lose some of the stubborn weight that had attached itself to my hips, tummy and thighs during my pregnancies.
I ended up with a more sculpted physique, cravings were beaten and sustainable eating habits that were suitable for my entire family.
People were curious as to why I was looking so healthy and it was easy to share the Metabolic diet with my friends and family. My business partner, Sonia Tremblay said “I also fell in love with the Metabolic diet, as I was getting results so fast, which made it easy to stay committed to changing habits.”
Move forward now to 2018 and i have maintained this same healthy lifestyle. My family still use the same supplements and we contine to embody good health from the additional micronutrients, plus from well balanced, healthy eating and exercise.
If you are looking for a diet that finally will remove your stubborn fat and resolve any metabolic sluggishness, then head to our Shop to purchase this book and the products that you will need to get started.
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