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Ultrametabolism Diet, by Dr. Mark Hyman, feel great and lose weight

Updated on May 20, 2011

Ultrametabolism Guide

This diet is an eight week plan, and if you are motivated you can do it without an issue. You will not question whether it was worth it, because you going to look slimmer and feel better. You will start to feel this way within the first week, so it will not be difficult to continue.

In Dr. Hyman's book, are helpful tools to opens your eyes to different ways to boost your metabolism, which will mean you can eat more and lose more. Great combination, if you are used to eating less, and therefore when you're done with the diet, you need to eat less than before to maintain the weight loss. Your metabolism is an interesting thing, while the "Ultrametabolism" is ultimately a guide for a 'diet' it is focusing on increasing your metabolism which helps you burn more calories and at a high rate.  Therefore, you not only lose weight from enjoying the right foods, but the weight you lose will come off faster and in a very healthy manner. Once you've tapped into your ultrametabolism, and you will be burning more calories even when you are resting. Whether you have a little or a lot to loose, this books can help guide you to a healthier lifestyle. You will sleep better at night, and feel better all day.

Interview with Mark Hyman

Sample Ultrametabolism Recipe

Sweet Potato and Cajun-Spiked Halibut

2 servings, prep = 5 minutes, cooking takes additional 45 minutes, 488 Calories per serving

  • 2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tsp each (paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme)
  • ½ tsp each (cayenne pepper, sea salt)
  • Two 4- to 6-ounce Alaskan halibut steaks
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 seeded and thinly sliced each (red and green bell pepper)
  • 1 bunch mustard greens (about ½ pound), trimmed, rinsed, and chopped

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake the potatoes (~45 min)

Combine the paprika, oregano, thyme, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl. Place the halibut on a plate and then cover with the seasonings well. Heat 2 tsp of the oil in a skillet; add the peppers and mustard greens, and sauté on medium heat for 5-7 min. Add the remaining tsp of oil and the halibut. Sauté over medium heat for 3-4 min. on each side until browned and cooked through. Serve the fish and vegetables with a baked sweet potato.

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Hyman Ultrametabolism thoery and advice

The basic advice of the UltraMetabolism Diet include:

  1. Eat lean protein at every meal
  2. Get the right balance of protein, fat, and carbohydrate
  3. Choose whole ingredients
  4. Focus on anti-aging, anti-inflammatory foods
  5. Select foods packed with the best nutrients
  6. Keep the glycemic index low

If you going by into the hard core rules of "If it has a label, don't eat it!" it will be difficult in today's world. However, this book gives plan and simple advice on recommendations that are well-intentioned, and not likely to be lost on you if can take some things with a grain of salt.

You will be surprised even if you have read other diet "type" books, at the wisdom contained in this easy to digest information. If you are consuming the right calories, you do not need to count calories. Do not be surprised if your attitudes about high-fructose corn-syrup, and processed foods are altered permanently, and you can not look at your pantry the same, and find yourself transforming your cupboards and your entire kitchen.

The first 2 weeks are detox, due to the fact that you may be slightly allergic to things like dairy or gluten, and you will never know unless you remove them from your diet. Allergies to gluten can cause weight gain, so eliminating it will cause a rapid weight loss. You can expect to lose 9 to 11 pounds in the detox phase only, and then 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal weight. The plan is basically a whole foods diet, therefore you can find lots of tasty recipes on the Internet.

In conclusion: the "Ultrametabolism" offers great advice on just how to "reboot" your system if you have not been eating so well. I love that there is no counting calories, fat, or protein.


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      Hunter Goodman 

      7 years ago from Texas

      very interesting, I'll have to buy his stuff...


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