I have already talked about diabetologist Diane Kress , who has written a book aimed at those suffering from slow metabolism, which she calls “Series B metabolism”.
There is a long premise in the book about the characteristics of this slow or low-level metabolism.
From nervous hunger to the craving for sweets to the tendency to gain weight, to the difficulty in digesting foods rich in carbohydrates and health risks, including insulin resistance or hyperglycemia, overweight, slow thyroid, hormonal problems, feeling cold and weakness, high cholesterol, tendency to depression, ease of stress and anxiety, insomnia and so on.
Of course, those with a slow metabolism don’t have to suffer from the full package.
But if you have great difficulty losing weight and at the same time get fat for nothing, if you tend to have a big belly or big legs, if you have nervous hunger, a desire for sweets and problems managing nutrition, this is probably the case. our metabolic picture. How to get out of slow metabolism? How to lose weight? What works and what doesn’t? Kress has no doubts. You propose a 3-step meal plan.
- First for fast weight loss.
- Second to lose the last few pounds.
- Finally, the third phase is the diet to follow for life.In this article we will see how to follow its recommendations without making a drastic diet plan that forces us to weigh every food.
The first two phases of the slow metabolism diet are in fact the same for everyone.
You can have 5 to 6 meals a day, simply by following the list of allowed foods.
And a special rule for figuring out how many carbohydrates to eat.
DIET FOR SLOW METABOLISM: STEP 1
In the first phase of the diet, this rule is called 5 x 5.
In practice, for 5 out of 6 meals (the sixth is the so-called optional snack), you need to take a maximum of 5 grams of net carbohydrates per meal.
Net carbs are the total carbs we subtract the fiber in grams.
If a food provides us with about 7 grams of carbohydrates for 100 grams, three of which are fiber, it means that the net carbohydrates are 4.
Let’s see in detail on the next page.