Metabolic Cooking is a new concept to me. Upon examining the Cookbook, I have come to a new understanding of my own weight loss issues. My name is Steve, and I’ve been dealing with an up and down weight loss problem for several years. I’m not one of those extremely heavy cases of morbid obesity. For many years, I have been within normal to high range ( around 25 ) in the Body Mass Index scale. And yet, I know I can do better to control my weight. My slimming problems started about the time I found myself needing to sit for long periods of time in front of a computer. As I understand, this is a fairly common, yet still serious, situation. Many observations have been made about the need to stay physically active, otherwise one’s metabolism can slow down, with negative side effects on one’s health.
Weight Loss through Cooking
After reading the Cookbook series, I found out that one can trim down by choosing the right kind of foods, correctly prepared. This came as something of a revelation to me. This is something I’m working on now, to reduce my pounds, and build muscle mass. What I also learned from Dave Ruel and Karine Losier, was that one can get smart about the mix of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, and slim down fairly easily without often getting hungry.
Now, I am one of those people who are firmly against eating meat, chicken, or turkey. With the way the Program is structured, I merely need to review the recipes in the Vegetarian Cookbook, and ignore the Red Meat, Pork, and Chicken & Poultry Cookbooks. As an aside, the latest issue of the Center for Science in the Public Interest Nutrition Action Health Letter ( June, 2013) has a cover article on “Six Reasons to Eat Less Red Meat.” (Reasons: Live longer, Protect your heart, Cut your cancer risk, Skip a stroke, Dodge diabetes, Protect the Earth)
Now I have a lot of hope that by sticking to the Thermogenic Cooking diet, and sticking to my mainly healthy eating habits, that I can lose about 20 pounds, my goal.
Metabolism is a complex, subtle topic. Each person is different. Your mileage may differ from mine.