Late last year the FDA approved a new weight loss surgery/procedure in which a thin tube, implanted in the stomach, ejects food from the body before all of the calories can be absorbed.
Think about that for a second. Actually, imagine that actually being a “thing” people do or even consider doing.
Some have referred to this procedure as “medically sanctioned bulimia.”
Until recently procedures like this one and gastric bypass, stapling, binding, or even removing part of your stomach were last resorts to get rid of excess weight.
I’m rarely surprised by the FDA or governing bodies anymore, but recently the American Diabetes Association, called for bariatric surgery to become a standard for diabetes treatment.
They are basically calling us lazy. Well I think the ADA, AMA, and any other acronym that supposedly have our best interest at heart are the lazy ones.
I think it’s time we take responsibility for this major epidemic.
Here are a few not so fun facts for you to consider:
- It costs on average $23,000 for gastric bypass surgery
- Over 25% of patients have complications, like nutrient deficiencies, infections, intestinal distress, and many times weight gain
- Almost 100 million Americans have Diabetes.
- Over 2/3 of Americans are overweight or obese.
It’s really no wonder Dr’s are trying to come up with the next “magical solution.” It’s easy money. The problem is, none of these expensive and unsafe surgeries have made a dent in the “diabesity” epidemic.
It doesn’t make sense that people are allowed to do these surgeries or prescribed these procedures while there is a far cheaper, simpler, and safer solution: a metabolism-focused diet.
What Is A Metabolism-Focused Diet?
This article can get very long if I’m not careful, but I want to make sure you leave here with an understanding of what it takes to avoid obesity and diabetes.
So, please pay close attention to the next few paragraphs.
A metabolism-focused diet means a diet low in certain carbohydrates, high in certain carbohydrates, low in certain fats, high in certain fats, and high in protein.
Confused yet? Don’t worry I’ll lay out exactly what I mean by that.
Low-carb diets have been verified in more than 50 clinical trials on thousands of subjects (not including the thousands who have seen success in my programs).
Given that 1 in 3 Americans will be diagnosed with Diabetes by 2050 and 42% of Americans will be obese and another 34% overweight by 2050, it’s time to explore a low-carb/high-fat/high-protein diet.
Before I give you a sample meal plan, I want you to understand what’s going inside your body. I promise to make it easy to understand. You’re smart, you’ll do fine.
Is Insulin Making You Fat?
It is estimated that 1 in 3 women have some form of Insulin Resistance.
Insulin is an essential hormone whose main function is to process sugar in the bloodstream and carry it to your cells to be used as energy.
The carbohydrates you eat are broken into sugar (glucose), which then triggers your pancreas to release insulin.
What happens when you have insulin resistance? One of 3 things happen when you eat sugar and have insulin resistance:
Ideal Scenario: Glucose is used as fuel, which helps build lean muscle and boosts your metabolism. In this scenario, glucose, your primary energy source is used to help you burn calories efficiently and eventually, burn fat.
Ok Scenario: Glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver or muscles for later use as fuel. In this scenario, your happy liver holds on to your glucose for later use (i.e. exercise, or missing a meal, because of a last minute meeting)
Bad Scenario: If your glycogen stores are full, your meals are improperly balanced, your muscle mass is low, and your carbohydrate intake is high, glucose is stored as FAT. In this scenario, way too much glucose is floating around in the blood with no where to go.
The result of the bad scenario is MORE insulin, leaving your liver stressed out and your abdominal fat more stubborn than ever.
Excess insulin turns your body into a fat-storing machine, instead of a fat-burning machine when your insulin levels are normal.
In fact, insulin, when balanced plays a vital role in metabolic health, metabolically active tissue formation, and your ability to burn off excess fat.
How To Overcome Insulin Resistance To Lose Stubborn Fat
Eat less foods that make insulin and glucose go nuts (I know, very sciency word).
Most doctors and nutritionists and even diabetes associations portray pre-diabetes, insulin resistance, and even obesity as an incurable disease that may include kidney failure, amputations, and blindness, as well as life-threating heart attacks, strokes, and infections.
Yet, the overwhelming evidence supporting low-carb, high-fat, and high protein diets cannot be ignored.
For instance, a two-week study of 10 obese patients with Type 2 diabetes found that their glucose levels normalized and insulin sensitivity improved by 75 percent after they went on a low-carb/high-protein diet.
I’ve seen hundreds of obeses clients who, after cutting specific carbohydrates, lose weight. One client in her 50s was a teacher so overwhelmed with her insulin resistance that she was having trouble waking up in the morning and was having trouble staying awake during the day. She came to see me, 75 pounds overweight, frustrated, and ready to give up.
I advised her to stop eating most of her meals out of boxes packed with processed flours, grains, and additives, replacing them with organic meats, eggs, coconut oil, butter (yes, butter), vegetables, a small amount of fruit. Within 3 weeks she was popping out of bed and was excited to go to work.
After 6 months she had lost 40 pounds and was loving her new way of eating.
Another client, in her 40s, was suffering from pre-menopausal weight gain, which isn’t directly related to insulin, but insulin plays a significant part in hormonal weight gain. She lost 25 pounds in 4 months on a low-carb, high-fat, high-protein diet. (like this one here)
The best part about this “new” metabolic approach to eating? You don’t always have to be low-carb. I teach my clients how to eat high-carb on some days and to enjoy their eating. If your diet isn’t sustaibable and enjoyable, you won’t last.
No amount of willpower or motivation will save you from the disastrous effects of diets.
The Anti-Diet Approach To Avoiding The $23,000 Weight Loss Surgery
If you’re like the majority of my clients, you’ve tried many diets only to end up right back where you started.
Still stuck with unwanted body fat.
Maybe you lost a few pounds on your last diet, but you probably gained it back once you started eating like a normal person again.
You’re frustrated, wondering why your body seems to be working against you.
I’ve developed a 3-phase eating plan that shows you how to regain your metabolic health in just 21 days. This is not a “diet” in the traditional sense.
This is an eating plan that detoxifies your liver, calms your adrenals, and revs up your thyroid. You’ll get rid of excess weight and finally bust through your weight loss plateaus.
This 3-phase metabolism focused plan fixes the damage other diets have done to you in the past. Each day you’ll nourish your body and energize your cells. You can learn to love food again and actually start an enjoyable eating plan that helps you lose fat.
Each phase of The 3-Week Metabolism Diet builds on one another until you are a fat-burning, weight destroying machine.
Phase 1 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: The Metabolic Smoothie
Snack: 1 Hard-Boiled Egg
Lunch: Super Salmon Salad
Snack: 1 Apple
Dinner: Ground Chicken Lettuce Wraps
Phase 2 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: Metabolic Omelet
Snack: 1 Apple/10-12 Almonds
Lunch: Salmon Cakes
Snack: 1 Apple/10-12 Almonds
Dinner: Chicken, Avocado, and Blueberry Salad
Phase 3 Sample Meal Plan
Breakfast: 2 Ultimate Breakfast Muffins
Snack: 10-12 Cashews
Lunch: Salmon Wraps
Snack: Almond Butter and Celery
Dinner: Metabolic Stir-Fry
The beauty of this method of eating is after the 21 days, you can start having “treat days” (some people refer to these as cheat days, but I don’t like that way of thinking). Once you understand how carb-cycling, macro-balancing, and metabolic eating works and effects your body, you can enjoy starches, breads, alcohol, and anything else you want.
It’s the simplest and most effective way to lose weight and beats drugs, pills, and injections anyday. It’s your choice whether you stay committed and consistent.
If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It
A metabolism-focused diet was in fact standard treatment for diabetes and pre-diabetes throughout most of the 20th century, when the condition was recognized as “when normal carbohydrate utilization was impaired.”
That essentially means your body wasn’t able to properly digest and utilize carbs.
When pharmaceutical insulin was introduced in 1922 the advice changed, allowing more carbohydrates into the diet. Then the food pyramid was invented 70 years later, force feeding you refined grains and processed (toxic) oils.
Combine the inflammatory, refined vegetable oils like soybean, peanut, corn, and canola with the hormone-disrupting effects of sugar, HFCS, flours, and refined grains and you have a metabolic-killing cocktail of EPIDEMIC proportions.
The diabetes association has yet to acknowledge the growing body of scientific evidence that supports a specific diet can reverse pre-diabetes, diabetes, and obesity. Maybe it’s because their biggest sponsors are Coca-Cola and Pepsi? Maybe it’s because if they admitted low-carb/high-fat/high-protein diets was the real “cure” there would be no need for any “associations.”
Who’s Fault Is It?
We (I’m talking to you fellow nutritionists) owe our clients and readers more than a lifetime of surgery complications, injections, pills, and yo-yo dieting.
To combat obesity, diabetes, and even cancer, doctors, nutritionists, and weight loss experts should start focusing on hormones, metabolism, and HEALTH.
I encourage all of my clients and students inside my programs to mix and match different diets and ways of eating to match YOUR lifestlye. Sure, I provide amazing perfectly crafted meal plans when you buy one of programs, BUT I also give you knowledge to create your own meals combining the best of all of the diets that work.
The one thing these diets have in common is they are focused on hormones, metabolism, and HEALTH. The trifecta for transforming your body.
What’s The Solution To Avoiding Surgery?
I’m glad I forced you to ask!
While I’m biased and recommend anyone who wants to learn how to eat for a fat-burning metabolism to try my affordable 3-Week Metabolism Diet, you can do this on your own.
If you decide to go about this journey on your own, I would just start by asking you “How has going at it alon worked out for you in the past?”
Think about your answer and make your choice.
You can follow the sample meal plan above to kickstart your journey or you could join my 3-Week Metabolic Fat Loss Challenge.
I want you to NEVER have to consider weight loss surgery.
I want you to NEVER have to deal with diabetes or insulin resistance.
I want you to EASILY and EFFORTLESSLY lose weight like never before.
You can do this.
Click the image to watch my FREE fat loss presentation and read the success stories for people who’ve gone through the challenge: