Diet Nutrition

The 'Metabolism Miracle' diet has just three simple steps - and apparently it can help you slim down for good

Your inability to keep the weight off may not have anything to do with exercise - it could be your metabolism.

If you haven't tried the Metabolism Miracle diet for weight loss yet, you might want to consider giving it a shot.

Registered dietitian Diane Kress says she created the eating plan after she struggled with her own weight-loss journey.

Like many dieters, Kress explains in her best-selling book, The Metabolism Miracle, that she struggled for a while with an issue called "Metabolism B." Unlike Metabolism A, Metabolism B involves a hormonal imbalance that causes your body to overprocess carbs, which can lead to extra body fat.

Folks who have Metabolism B often have excess flab around their middles that won't move and have difficulty losing weight on past diets, among other symptoms.

If you suspect that you might have Metabolism B, this eating plan just might be the right fit for you.

Remember: Talk to your doctor before trying any new diet.

What is the Metabolism Miracle diet?

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Diane Kress explains: "Research has confirmed what many frustrated dieters have suspected for a long time: one size really does not fit all.

"In fact, there is now concrete evidence that many of us struggle with weight gain and have difficulty losing excess kilos not because we are lazy or failed dieters, but because we have a metabolism that doesn't quite match the textbook version."

As you might imagine, the Metabolism Miracle Diet is specifically tailored to help people with Metabolism B.

Put simply, the diet supposedly helps you rebalance your metabolism and alters your body's response to carbohydrates.

So, after you figure out whether the diet is appropriate for you, the first thing you should know is that the plan involves a process of three distinct steps.

How to do the Metabolism Miracle diet right

As with any diet, the most important part is that you follow the rules very closely with each step.

It may be tempting to get off track, especially during the most restrictive phase of the diet at the beginning. But the last thing you want to do is start all over again, right?

The first step involves a "carb rehab" that lasts for a period of eight weeks.

The second step is a transitional period of a healthy path to eating carbs again. And then, the final step is the maintenance — keeping that extra unwanted weight off for the rest of your life.

Although these three steps might sound a bit intimidating at first glance, it's comforting to know that you have specific guidelines to help you out all along the way.

While you will be required to briefly bid farewell to most bread products and pasta during the first step, there is a detailed list that tells you which yummy foods you can have at the start of your diet — and all throughout the rest of your lifetime.

Some delicious foods given the green light all throughout the diet include: