The Metabolic Diet can be the answer to everyone’s dieting quest:The Holy Grail of Diets. Unlike all other diets, the Metabolic Diet is like a living entity in that it adjusts itself to each individual’s macronutrient needs. By using the Metabolic Diet you can dial in your metabolism to the kind of diet that’s best for you.
The Metabolic Diet encompasses all the various diets that are carbohydrate conscious including, among others, those that are champions of low dietary carbohydrate intake to one degree or another. These include my own Anabolic Diet, Atkins’ Diet Revolution, Protein Power, the pediatric Ketogenic Diet, and Barry Sears’ Zone Diet; and those that follow the more conventional high complex-carbohydrate, lower-fat approach.
What all these diets have in common is that the level of dietary carbs, whether low or high, is one of the most important factors in the success of the diet. Dietary fat is also important in most of these diets with dietary protein often relegated to the back seat. The diets that restrict carbohydrate intake to less than the currently accepted 55 to 70 percent of dietary calories are often criticized by the conservative majority, including dietitians and other health professionals. This conservative group feels that high fat intake is responsible for our overweight society and that the only cure is the universal implementation of high complex-carb, low-fat diets.
On the other hand, the high complex-carb diets are criticized by the vocal minority who feel that high dietary carb intakes and subsequent insulin response, not dietary fats, are responsible for our overweight society and many of our present ills. As usual the real answer lies in examining what each side has to say and coming up with the reality of the carbs vs. fats controversy.
I’ve written The Metabolic Diet in order to address the issues that both groups have brought to the table and come to a consensus that both groups can live with. After all, the two groups have much in common about dieting especially in the importance of calories and the necessary lifestyle changes, such as exercise, that must accompany any diet if it is to be successful in both the short and the long term.
As such, The Metabolic Diet can be viewed as a one-stop solution to the age-old dieting dilemma. The principles behind this book are based on research and science. You won’t see the nonsense here that you find in most of the diet books out there. I’m not going to make you take leaps of faith so that you become a believer. What this book will do is give you enough solid information so that you can reasonably assess the low and high-carb arguments and come to your own conclusion on what kind of diet is right for you. Whether it’s a low-carb variant or a traditional high complex-carb, low-fat diet.