Your Metabolic System Needs The Right Food


Why Your Metabolic System Needs The Right Food To Function Properly

If you metabolic system gets the right food, it can help other systems run properly as well.  Understanding the basics of your metabolic system and how systems in your body interact, you can understand why it is so important to feed your metabolic system with the right food.  Make sure it is part of your overall plan to be healthier as well get and stay at your ideal weight.

Dr. Teta explains…

Your Metabolic System Needs The Right Food For Belly Fat Burning

Next up on our quest to create a belly fat burning lifestyle is nutrition.

Just about everyone out there gets it wrong when it comes to dieting. What most people do is eat less fat, eat less carbs, or eat less calories overall. Eating less carbs is especially big right now. This is because most people have heard that insulin is a major player when it comes to belly fat, and the amount of carbs you eat largely determines how much insulin your body will produce.

This is true, but only up to a point.

First of all, when it comes to belly fat there is more in the hormonal soup than insulin alone. As we have already discussed there are actually two major players when it comes to packing on fat around the middle—insulin and cortisol—as well as a bunch of other more minor players.

If you overeat carbs, you can move insulin and cortisol in the wrong direction. But here’s what’s going to shock a lot of you…

If you drastically under eat carbs, you can also move insulin and cortisol in the wrong direction.

In the first case—when you overeat carbs—you release too much insulin which then stimulates more cortisol production. In the second case—when you drastically under eat carbs— your body reads this as a stressor and unleashes a load of cortisol which impacts insulin levels in negative ways.

Exactly how many carbs you need to eat to remain in balance is very individualized. Which is why I encourage people to find what I call their “carb tipping point.”

You want to eat enough carbohydrates to control cortisol, give yourself enough energy to work out, and balance blood sugar, but not so much that you tip things in favor of insulin and start storing fat.

Just like with exercise, you don’t want too little and you don’t want too much. You want it just right. Smarter, not necessarily harder. Balance, not necessarily less or more.

So how do you do that? We know dieting isn’t the answer. So what is?

I want you to become a metabolic detective.

When it comes to diet, you’ll know you’ve achieved a caloric deficit if you’re burning fat. So that part is fairly straightforward and most of us feel like we have a grip on that already.

The real question is how do you know whether or not your hormones are in balance?

Well, just like we have metabolic feedback signals in exercise (the B’s and H’s) we also have metabolic feedback signals when it comes to diet. They are sleep, hunger, mood, energy, and cravings or what I call SHMEC. When you’re SHMEC is in check you know you have the hormonal balance part of your diet dialed in.

This part is actually MORE important than calorie reduction, because when your SHMEC is out of check you will never be able to sustain your eating plan. You inevitably end up in the classic dieter’s dilemma: You reduce calories or carbs, and you start burning fat. But then you find that you’re constantly hungry, or you can’t sleep, or your mood is crappy, or you barely have the energy to get out of bed. So what happens?

You rebound. You binge. You yo-yo. And before you know it you’ve eaten enough Ben and Jerry’s to kill a small mule.

Even if, in the unlikely event that you can fight your way through your low-cal program, when your SHMEC is out of check it means insulin and cortisol are not balanced, so the last place you’re going to be burning fat is around your middle.

Learn more about the Carbohydrate Tipping Point

So how do you get your SHMEC in check?

The first thing to do is to throw dieting out the window. If you’re going to attack belly fat (or just fat in general), you must get savvy at understanding how your metabolism functions. We are all very individual in the rate at which we release belly fat, and we’re all very individual in our ability to balance our personal hormonal equation.

That is why doing this smarter is so important. And it’s why I want you to become a metabolic detective. Because once you get this part of your plan down, it’s not a matter of if you’re going to be able melt the belly fat off your body, it’s a matter of how long it’s going to take and whether or not you can stay on the program.

Now all of the details are spelled out in your 12-Week Metabolic Meals Plan. However, I want to give you some of the highlights here so you can get going with this process right away.

In Metabolic Prime we start with a relatively low-carb eating plan. I actually like to call it a “smart carb” plan, because what you are doing is shifting away from starchy, sugary carbs and moving to nutrient-dense carbs like leafy greens.

I like to start here, because for most people 50-70% of their caloric intake is carbs which is probably too high for the vast majority of people. So we start with a smart carb approach for the first 7-14 days. Then you AIM for the ideal nutrition plan for you. Here’s how to do that.


Within the first two weeks of the program, your hormones should start rebalancing themselves and you should be burning fat at the same time. How will you know if this is happening? Well, you’ll know if you are burning fat by taking a few measurements. Precisely what and how to measure is all spelled out in the program.

You’ll know whether or not you’re achieving hormonal balance if your SHMEC is in check. That means you’ll be sleeping better, you won’t be hungry, your mood and energy will be stable throughout the day, and your cravings should more or less disappear.

If these things don’t happen within 14 days, you may need to tailor the diet to your particular needs. To do that, you’ll need to do some research.


Now that you have your results for SHMEC and your fat-loss measurements it’s time to investigate your results. Did you get good results or poor results?

Remember, there are two things required for sustained and lasting fat loss: calorie reduction and hormonal balance. SHMEC tells you about hormonal balance and fat loss tells you about calories.

Once you know where you stand it’s time to make modifications.


There are four possible outcomes to your SHMEC assessment and fat-loss tracking:

  1. SHMEC is in check, and you are losing fat.
  2. SHMEC is in check, but fat is not lost.
  3. SHMEC is not in check, but you are losing fat.
  4. SHMEC is not in check, and fat is not lost.

Depending on which of these outcomes applies to you, you will want to modify your eating plan. I explain precisely how to do that in your 12-Week Metabolic Meals Plan.

I know following all of these steps and becoming a metabolic detective may sound like a lot of work, and the truth is that in some cases in can take some time and effort to find the right nutrition plan for you.  jump start your metabolic system to lose weight

But here’s the beauty of this approach.

When you do something to balance your metabolic machinery—your hormones—specifically for you, rather than using a one-size-fits-all approach, it automatically means it’s something that’s more sustainable because you designed it. It wasn’t just handed to you. You had a hand in creating it, because you were listening to your body, gathering feedback, and adjusting.

Once you’re able to master that, you’ll never again have a problem with being able to burn fat from your belly.

It may take a little time and a little detective work, but I know every one of you can make it happen.

Ready to Learn More About Your Metabolic system and How To Make It Happier?

If you want to learn more about your metabolic system using Dr. Teta’s program, you are invited to read his detailed information page that explains the different metabolic substances released that can awaken your metabolism and fat burning power. Check out his detailed page here.



One thought on “Your Metabolic System Needs The Right Food

  1. Tana Post author

    It can be a real challenge sometimes, especially as we get older. These are 3 plans that seem to work really well, you can check them out here, The Metabolic Aftershock plan is based on specific exercise combinations that help your metabolism, but it does require a bit of a workout. Depending on your overall health status, this may or may not be the best choice for you. The 3 Week Diet also strategically teaches you about what to eat when and with what, but you still get to eat your favorite foods. It has an exercise plan with it too, but you can just do the food part of it. It is nice because it is based on getting good nutrition, which is important for health and weight management. Herbalife has been around since 1980. It is based on cellular nutrition and has some heart health products, which might be good for you. It can be used for overall great nutrition, which will help you feel your best and you can use it to lose weight too. Hope this helps.


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