out what to eat is more of a problem for those on the
strict low carb phase of the Metabolic Diet. For these
people, and to some extent for anyone cutting back on
dietary carbs, I offer these suggestions.
the weekdays, there are plenty of options for higher
fat/high protein/low carb foods available. Virtually
any meat is OK, and most of you will focus on steak,
hamburger, pork and other red meats on the diet. In
addition, venison, fish (of great importance as we'll
see later), lamb, shrimp, lobster, chicken, turkey,
and other white meats are also OK. So are canned sardines,
tuna, shrimp, herring and anchovies.
any kind of cheese is fair game as well. Use the full
fat and non-skimmed milk varieties. Keep in mind that
cheese spreads, cottage and ricotta cheese are higher
in carbohydrates. Brie, Camembert, Muenster, Gruyere
and Monterey jack are very low in carbs and good for
eggs are great. Deviled eggs can be a good snack food
to keep in the refrigerator to use. Butter and poly-
and monounsaturated oils are fine (subject to certain
restrictions outlined below). Nuts and seeds like walnuts
and sunflower seeds are also good, but keep track of
the carbs. So are condiments such as salt, vinegar,
oil, and mayonnaise, although we urge you to use oil
(especially olive oil) and vinegar dressing most of
the time. Most other commercial salad dressings are
in the vicinity of 7 percent carbohydrates.
Sugar is going to be a problem for people with a sweet
tooth. You can end up craving it, especially during
the assessment phase of the diet. Look to appease any
cravings along this line with low carb drinks and desserts
with artificial sweeteners. However, avoid sorbitol
and fructose - remember sugar free doesn't necessarily
mean carb free. Make sure to check the labels. Diet
soft drinks are fine.
Few of the Foods You Can Eat on The Metabolic
full fat/low carb
** poly and mono-saturated fats as in nuts,
olive oil, flax seed oil
can also put sugar free Jello (no carbs, uses artificial
sweetener) to good use. Topping it with carb-free whipped
cream may be just what you're looking for to gain control.
It has no carbs and many Metabolic dieters have found
it quite successful in appeasing any cravings. Just
check the labels on whipping cream containers to make
sure carbs haven't been added.
factor to consider is that even if you have cravings,
you're only putting off satisfying them until the weekend.
You can eat basically anything then. We're just partitioning
foods here. We're not saying you can't have
lasagna. You just have to wait for the weekend. That's
a lot better than other diets where you're basically
stranded on Low-Fat or, in some cases, Low-Carb Island
for the rest of your life.
can also work for you psychologically. Foods you love
can give you a goal. Just get to the weekend and you
can have that slice of apple pie. You're giving yourself
something to look forward to and it can even be fun.
This doesn't present the kind of depression and boredom
you get eating the same thing over and over, week after
week, month after month. You don't have to come up with
an elaborate set of recipes to keep yourself sane. When
you get to the weekend, do what you want!
they've been on the diet awhile, most people won't have that strong
desire for ice cream or onion rings anymore. They'll eat them but
they won't pig out and, as they start fine tuning their diets for
maximum progress, they'll begin to see some real improvement and
acquire some real knowledge about the way their body works and how
adjustments can be made to achieve their goals.
a list of foods, along with their amounts of protein, fat and carbs.
There is a file with the list sorted alphabetically
by food and a list sorted by the number
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