1 MONTH LATER
SO YOU’VE followedthe metabolism diet for four weeks and it works for you – but you may have hit a plateau and have stopped losing weight or perhaps you now want to lose weight a bit faster.
Adrian offers some booster tips and a new carb-cutting example menu (right) to help accelerate your weight loss.
You can still follow the previous guidelines and eating plans but to increase weight loss you’ll want to get your fibre only from fruit and vegetables. This gives you a slightly lower carbohydrate intake but still enough protein, fibre and fat to keep you satisfied.
Try to keep all your fluids kilojoule-free too, see the recommended substitutes in the example menu (right).
Boost your motivation
Adrian shares his five top tips on how to keep things interesting:
1 Get a friend or family member involved and challenge each other along the way. Set small goals and check in with each other about your eating and exercise habits.
2 Come up with your own recipes that fit in with the plan, try something new in the kitchen such as different herbs and spices to stay inspired and to enjoy the foods you eat.
Try a new ingredient once a week. Use a vegetable or meat you’ve never cooked before to add variety to the eating plan.
4 Go to your favourite restaurant and practise ordering with your diet rules in mind – so skip the chips or baked potato if that is what you’re used to ordering and try an interesting salad with your steak.
5 Reward yourself when you reach a short-term goal – just not with food!