Burning fat is a very difficult challenge for many people all over the world and is what the Metabolic Cooking nutrition system attempts to fix. If you don’t know what Metabolic Cooking is, you can check it out by clicking on this link: Metabolic Cooking
However, this challenge is compounded by the fact that most of the diets out there promote strategies that simply don’t work or that only allow for rapid weight loss in the beginning that isn’t sustainable and causes rebound weight gain.
Why do most diets fail?
There are a few reasons why people quit their diets before they see any significant results and in almost every single instance it is because the diet is just poorly laid out. In fact, most diets just don’t acknowledge human nature and try to force people into guidelines that just aren’t sustainable for more than a few days.
For example, many diets recommend that you cut back dramatically on your calories or completely avoid certain food groups such as carbohydrates. This is a huge failing point because as humans, our instinct is to eat for survival. When we cut back too much on calories, the next time we get access to food we will inevitably start bingeing. This isn’t our fault because it comes from hundreds of thousands of years of evolution that tells us that we absolutely need food to survive.
And to top it all off, cutting back on calories and certain foods literally destroys any fat burning ability our bodies have. Once again, this ties into our instinct for survival. If we cut back on things that our body needs to survive (like calories and dietary fats) it is going to hold on to them for dear life making it impossible to burn fat. This is essentially what is often called “starvation mode” where our body adapts to its environment in an attempt to stretch out its reserves for as long as it can.
Another thing that diets get very wrong is the foods they recommend. There are certain foods that we need to eat enough of to burn fat because they help to increase the rate of our metabolism. These include lean sources of protein, healthy fats, healthy carbohydrates and lots of vegetables.
The problem is that many people have no idea how to cook meals that use these ingredients but that also taste great. And when the food we eat gets boring, we desperately want to find some kind of variety that leads us to cheat on our diets.
But once again, there is another problem. Some diets get all of the above right. They understand what the body needs and in what amounts but the recipes they recommend are just too complicated to make on a daily basis. Who has the time to spend hours each day in the kitchen?
Enter Metabolic cooking
Metabolic Cooking is a downloadable diet program from Karine Losier and Dave Ruel that attempts to eliminate these problems by providing easy to prepare recipes that are packed with healthy foods that contribute to raising the metabolic rate of the people who eat them. The goal is to help people get and stay lean by simplifying their meal preparation and significantly cutting down on the time spent in the kitchen.
What is contained in the system?
The entire program doesn’t only contain the various pdf recipe cookbooks. It also includes various guides that serve the purpose of either enhancing meals or making planning out and applying the diet easier. Here is a look at what is included.
The Metabolic Cooking cookbooks
Salmon is one of the powerful fat burning foods that are recommended in Metabolic Cooking
There is a total of 9 cookbooks that are all broken down into different types of meals. These include separate recipe books for breakfast, smoothies, red meats, poultry and chicken, vegetarian meals, seafood and fish, pork, snacks and finally side dishes. They total up to over 250 different recipes to ensure that boredom never becomes an issue.
Fat loss optimization
This particular guide of Metabolic Cooking is designed to teach the principles behind the recipes. It explains what types of food s are better than others for fat loss, when and how much to eat, how to save as much time as possible on food preparation, how to save money on groceries as well as tips and tricks to help you succeed.
Dressings and salads
We all know that eating more vegetables is healthy and promotes fat loss. We also know that eating salads is a great way to eat more of those ever so important vegetables.
However, many people stumble when the topic of salad dressings is concerned. It is very easy to fall for dressings that are jam packed with sugar, unhealthy fats and other unhealthy things. This guide teaches how to make great tasting dressings at home that only contain healthy fat burning ingredients.
The seasoning guide
Many people who eat healthy and to get fit complain that eating healthy results in bland and tasteless meals. However, having a good knowledge of seasoning and spices can dramatically improve the flavor of all your meals.
What’s even better is that many spices carry inherent health benefits like anti-carcinogenic compounds and antioxidants. That means that knowing good spice combinations not only makes your meals taste great, they also make you healthier and make it easier to burn off extra fat.
Dietary supplements are often very misunderstood and therefore many people end up misusing them completely, sabotaging their weight loss efforts. This guide teaches not only what supplements are good and which ones are bad, but it also teaches how to identify the ones that are needed to complement your existing diet. This makes you healthier and ensures that you don’t overdo it and end up causing more harm than good with supplements.
Cheat cheats, lists and logs
To serve as quick reminders, included in Metabolic Cooking is also a quick recipe list (to scan through and choose quickly what you want for dinner), conversion charts, grocery lists, meal logs and a complete glossary detailing all the different terms and foods.
Are the recipes in Metabolic Cooking any good?
A question you might be asking yourself is “are the recipes any good”. For the most part, they are quite tasty and easy to make. Just don’t go in expecting a bunch of pasta dishes or sandwiches. Most of the recipes call for mainly protein, healthy fats and vegetables with the occasional carbohydrate containing side dish.
Also, unless you have an aversion to certain types of foods (some people really don’t like fish for example) you should pretty much like all the recipes but there is definitely an adaptation to be made when compared to the average person’s diet.
Are the recipes easy to prepare?
Unless you have never cooked in your life, you shouldn’t have any issues preparing any of the recipes contained in Metabolic Cooking. They also don’t call for exotic ingredients that are difficult to find in traditional grocery stores. If you have a family, it’s also worth noting that the recipes are quick to prepare. If you have kids that you have a hard time getting to eat their vegetables though, the recipes here probably won’t be able to help you with that…
Stay tuned for the second part of this review that should be coming in a couple of days.
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