Who would think that the reason you are not losing weight might be because you are not eating sufficient carbohydrates? (Good ones, of course!) If you have Metabolism B and are following the Metabolism acim eating program it is important that you remember to eat 11 – 20 g net carbs every 5 hours in Step Two.
I hit a plateau on my Metabolism Miracle eating program and was becoming quite frustrated by not losing more weight. I went over everything I was doing and hit upon the fact that once you have come through Step One on this eating program and you begin introducing carbs back into your diet in Step Two it is imperative to consume six or more carb servings per day. These servings must be 11 – 20 net low-impact carbs.
In Step Two you are allowed to reintroduce specified cereals and grains consisting of cooked oatmeal, cooked barley, brown or wild rice, whole-grain pasta, bulgur and dry cereal with 2 grams of fiber or more.
A greater variety of vegetables and legumes are allowed in Step Two such as corn, beets, peas, sweet potatoes or yams, carrots, kidney beans, lima beans, chickpeas, black and white beans.
Various fruits are reintroduced into your diet in Step Two. I really like fruit so this was a yummy addition to my diet! On the acceptable list is apples, pears, peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries, natural applesauce, grapefruit, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, grapes, oranges, pineapple cubes, dried apricot halves and bananas.
For those of us who enjoy milk, Step Two has a great addition of fat-free, nonfat, 1%, 2% and skim milk. You can also enjoy plain yogurt containing 11-20 g net carbs. Fruit-flavored yogurt sweetened with Splenda or sucralose – 11 – 20 g net carbs can be used. If you like buttermilk you can include that in your diet (11 – 20 g net carbs). If you are looking for desserts other than jello and flavored ricotta, you can now once again enjoy sugar-free/fat-free pudding (11 – 20 g net carb) and no-sugar-added ice cream products sweetened with Splenda (11 – 20 g net carbs). I believe Bryers has an ice cream that will fit into this category.
Timing is very critical in Step Two. It is important that you never go more than five hours without an 11 -20 gram net carbs serving. You want to keep your metabolism stoked. If you forget to do this, your liver will over compensate with glycogen. This will cause stress on your pancreas and cause weight gain.
Step Two is a safe, nutritionally balanced diet that you can stay on as long as you like and continue to lose weight. Once you have reached your weight goal Step Three details how you can keep weight off for the rest of your life and be healthy in the process.
As the book, The Metabolism Miracle goes into great detail and explanations on the changes taking place in your body, I would greatly suggest purchasing this book. Mine is never very far away. It is helpful in making up my menus and shopping lists. It is a very small investment to make for a healthy body and eliminating the medications I am currently on.
As with all eating programs, Metabolism Miracle helps you create a lifestyle change that will assist you in not only losing weight but becoming a healthy, medication free individual!