The Metabolic Diet
The Metabolic Diet is the Holy Grail of diets in that it is the first scientifically based diet that can be adjusted to suit your individual and unique metabolism. It is the first diet that understands that each individual has a different genetic make-up and as such needs a personalized diet.
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1. Is scientifically based.
2. Not a fixed diet like all the others.
3. It’s the first diet that can be adjusted to suit your metabolism.
Benefits Of The Metabolic Diet-More Muscle, Less Bodyfat, And It’s All Natural
For more than 20 years the American public has been told to watch its fat intake or suffer the consequences. The national “fat hysteria” got so bad that back in 1989 the National Academy of Sciences advised everybody, regardless of the presence or absence of risk for coronary heart disease, to go on a restricted diet low in fat. The Lords of Lowfat loved this and the food industry proceeded to take advantage of the situation, as they always do, and come out with a whole new line of “lowfat” or “fat free” products, many of which were neither.
Why groups such as premenopausal women and children, who are largely immune to coronary heart disease, should go on such a restricted diet was not explained. Meanwhile, other complex, interlinking causes of coronary heart disease like lack of exercise, obesity, stress, genetics and caloric intake went largely ignored. Fat was the culprit. Any possibility that dietary fat could be utilized in the cause of good health and physical performance was conveniently dismissed.
As a result, people began eating those carbs. They began watching what they ate. Above all, they became aware of the fat they were eating and did their best to avoid it like a plague. And, guess what? As a society we got fatter than ever. We’re getting fatter all the time. The heart attack parade hasn’t stopped. What’s wrong with this picture?
Meanwhile, bodybuilders didn’t seem to be getting the kind of growth they were looking for from all those carbs. Sure, they got big. But they also got fat. By contest time, they were most often right about where they’d been before they started the whole diet cycle. The siren song of steroids became ever more inviting.
But now, you’ve got an alternative. A healthy and effective one. It’s called the Metabolic Diet and it’s been striking telling blows against the Lords of Lowfat and getting bodybuilders the growth they want without all that added bodyfat. In this chapter we’ll outline the many benefits to be gained from the Metabolic Diet and begin to look at the reasons why it works. By its end, I don’t think you’ll be too tempted to return to the old grind of that high carb diet.
Increasing Lean Body Mass WITHOUT Anabolic Steroids and using products like Aromasin: This is one of the real big advantages of the Metabolic Diet. As described in the previous chapter, the diet does many of the same things hormonally that steroids do, only naturally inside the body and without the risks.
Decreasing Bodyfat Without Sacrificing Lean Mass: Unlike the high carb diet, when you gain weight on the Metabolic Diet much less of it is bodyfat and much more of is muscle. We’ve found that, far from what you’ve been led to believe, eating fat doesn’t lead to getting fat. In fact, high dietary fat is instrumental in increasing lipolysis or the breakdown of fat and the resulting loss of bodyfat. We’ve also found that the bodybuilder will maintain more lean body mass during the cutting phase of a diet.
On the high carb diet, if you exercise correctly and do everything else right, you’ll find that when you lose weight about 60 percent of it is fat and 40 percent muscle. You may get down to your optimum weight and be ripped but you’re much smaller than you could be. On the high fat diet, we’ve found those percentages go way down to 90 percent fat and 10 percent muscle and that’s a real boon for the bodybuilder who wants to maintain muscle as he cuts down. With the high fat diet you get down to the weight you want but find yourself maintaining a lot more lean body mass. You’re bigger and stronger.
Take two athletes, one on the high carb diet and one on the Metabolic Diet, have them gain 10 pounds and you’ll find the one on the Metabolic Diet gaining the larger percentage of muscle. Likewise, when you lose weight the athlete on the Metabolic Diet will lose far less muscle than the athlete sold on high carbs. Which diet would you rather be on?
Feeling Stronger While Losing Bodyfat: This stands to reason. Strength is proportional to muscle mass. When you’re on the high carb diet sacrificing lean mass to get cut, you’re obviously going to feel weaker. Because the Metabolic Diet cycles in a carb loading phase every week to stimulate insulin production and trigger growth, you also don’t find yourself getting into the psychological doldrums you get following one diet all the way through each week. There’s a variety in your diet and this will aid you in being more energetic and committed than you’d be on the high carb diet.
Maximizing The Effects of Endogenous Anabolic Hormones: This diet maximizes the serum levels of testosterone, growth hormone and insulin to promote growth. It basically conditions your hormonal system to create an endogenous (natural) anabolic (growth producing) environment. It tries to maximize the effect of these 3 anabolic hormones 24 hours because, contrary to popular belief, you don’t only form muscle after a workout but during a workout as well.
This isn’t easy. Many hormones are reactive to others. For instance, as insulin goes up growth hormone may decrease. If insulin decreases, growth hormone will increase. The two substances generally don’t work together but they can. If you can increase both substances, you’ll get a better anabolic effect than with an increase in one substance alone.
Later we’ll provide some supplements that you can use with the Metabolic Diet that will help in increasing insulin, testosterone and growth hormone as needed. You’ll find 2 of our formulas to be targeted for use before, during and immediately after your workouts. This is especially important because of the decrease in serum testosterone and growth hormone that can occur during and after a workout.
At the cellular level in the body, you need the anabolic hormones elevated so they’ll drive amino acids into the cell for protein formation. That’s how you get growth. The Metabolic Diet, the weekly cycling it incorporates and supplements will work to do this before, during and after your workout.
Increase In Strength: People on the Metabolic Diet often find that, as they’re losing weight and bodyfat, strength increases. Most bodybuilders like Mike Mentzer find this amazing. They know that when they lose weight they’re also losing muscle and strength. But with the Metabolic Diet they’re losing far less muscle and that, in combination with the fact that their body is working in an anabolic environment, makes them feel stronger. They can’t believe it as the watch the fat melt away while their strength increases at the same time.
Decrease In Catabolic Activity In The Body: The Metabolic Diet results in lower levels of cortisol, a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands that breaks down muscle (catabolism) and uses it for energy. The supplements we’ll be adding to the diet will also decrease muscle breakdown during and after the workout while increasing insulin and growth hormone levels at critical times to promote an anabolic effect. Put simply, you’ll be breaking down less muscle while adding more. CONT HERE