The Metabolism Diet Plan

Our Review & the Menus

Written by Diet Bites

Metabolism Diet Plan, a Starvation Plan for Weight Loss

The Metabolism Diet Plan appears to be more of a starvation plan than a plan for weight loss success.

Although intended to boost metabolism, a starvation diet accomplishes just the opposite - tossing the dieter into metabolism lock-down, slowing down to a snail's pace to conserve precious calories.  

The metabolism has no idea that the individual is purposely restricting calorie-intake, so it reduces to a slowed pace in order to conserve precious, life-saving energy. In the days of the caveman - this was vital to survival when harvest time proved insufficient.   

Simply put, the very name of this fat reduction plan is absurd! Rather than supporting metabolic health, it places the individual at extreme risk for metabolic-related health issues.

Oddly enough, this diet is a small mock of The Scarsdale Diet.

Metabolism Diet Plan Guidelines

- Drink a minimum of 4 glasses of water or diet beverage per day.

Health Notes: Just how large or small if your drinking glass? Because the sizes of glasses vary, Diet Bites recommends measurements based on cups - not glasses. In addition, the official guidelines recommend 8 cups of water daily and this is inclusive of the amounts of moisture contained within the solid foods which are consumed in the daily menus.

- Any of the following may be used to your heart's content: salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon, herbs, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mustard and catsup.

Health Notes: If you are on a sodium-restricted diet plan, most of these items should not be eaten as they are extreme in salt content.

Day 1 of the Metabolism Diet Plan

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute

Diet Bites There are only 5 calories in the first meal of the day. There is no 'breaking the fast' involved, just the gut churning and making gastric noises as it pleads for food since its overnight fast.

Lunch: 2 hard-boiled eggs + 1 cup spinach

Our Analysis: The spinach contains 7 cups in raw form. If it's of the canned variety, it contains about 50 calories. Small eggs contain about 50 calories each. Jumbo eggs, about 90.

If we assume that canned spinach is used in addition to 2 jumbo eggs, the maximum total calories would be 230 kcals. So at this point of the day, the individual would have consumed about 235 calories, maximum.

If the small eggs were used and raw spinach, the total energy values would equal 112 kcals [with the coffee or tea].

Dinner: Lettuce & celery salad + 1 six-ounce steak prepared with no calorie cooking spray

Our Analysis: There isn't an amount specified for the lettuce and celery, but it's extremely low in calories. One cup of most lettuce contains 5 - 10 calories. For example, one shredded cup of Iceberg lettuce holds 10 kcals and one jumbo head, only 106 kcals. Raw celery is exceptionally minimal in energy values at 10 calories for one large stalk.

As to the steak, let's base our data on beef sirloin. Six ounces contains 320 calories. And oh yeah.....over 150 milligrams of cholesterol. These values are based on 'lean' meat only.

If we consume both lean and fat, the values increase to 436 calories. So let's use the highest values in calculating our daily caloric intake. Let's also use 10 kcals for the celery and 50 for the lettuce. Our total for dinner equals close to 500 kcals.

Total energy intake for Day 1 equals about 735 calories - and keep in mind that we're basing values on the highest amounts.

Day 2 Menu for the Metabolism Diet Plan

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 water cracker

Oh wow, we get to add a water cracker to today's meal. Much better, right?

Lunch: Lettuce & celery salad + 1 six-ounce steak, grilled or broiled

This is a repeat of the diet's evening meal from Day 1. Excited yet?

Dinner: 8-10 ounces of lean ham

More animal proteins. If anything this fad diet will promote unhealthy cholesterol readings. So one will not only get to starve, they can damage the blood vessels, the heart, the kidneys and the liver - all in one.

Day 3 Menu for the Metabolism Diet Plan

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 water cracker

Yet another repeat for breakfast. This is really starting to get old, isn't it? And speaking of old, a daily eating plan deficient in essential vitamins and minerals can contribute to the ageing process. So let's add this to our list of potential side effects associated with this plan.

Lunch: 2 hard-boiled eggs + 1 cup of green beans + 1 cup of tomatoes

Green beans contains about 35 kcals per cup when canned. One cup of chopped tomato contains 32 kcals. We've already discussed the values in the boiled eggs. Things aren't looking swell, are they? Excepting the swollen tummy because it's in starvation mode....

Dinner: 8 - 10 ounces of lean ham + 2 cups of green beans & tomato salad

Day 4 Planner

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 water cracker

Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg + 1 cup of carrots

Dinner: 1 cup of REGULAR yogurt + 1 ounce of Mozzarella cheese + 1 cup of fruit salad

Metabolism Diet, Day 5 Menu

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 raw carrot + the juice from one lemon (pucker up!!)

Lunch: 1 four - six ounce fried fish fillet + tomato salad

Dinner: 1 four - six ounce steak, broiled or grilled + a green salad

Day 6

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute

Lunch: 4-8 ounces of grilled/broiled skinless chicken

Dinner: 2 hard-boiled eggs + 1 raw carrot

Day 7, Metabolism Diet

Breakfast: Tea with lemon

Lunch: 4-8 ounce grilled/broiled steak + 1 1/2 cups of fruit salad

Dinner: A sensible dinner.

Diet Bites Rating for the Metabolism Diet Plan is as follows:

Our suggestion would be to implement grilled or broiled lean meats into your diet, as well as reduce sugar intake.  

The only meal that we can recommend from this Fad Diet is the dinner for Day 7: A sensible dinner - providing that it consists of more than TWO water crackers! And shouldn't ALL meals be sensible?


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