Is the Pro-Metabolic Diet Good for the Thyroid or Weight Loss?

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After symptoms begin to improve, it’s beneficial to shift over to only eating 3 meals a day. The body needs time in between meals to rest and expend energy elsewhere than digestion. When we eat, the body makes digestion the main priority. During stretches when we’re not consuming food – especially after dinner and until breakfast – the body uses this time to rest, detox, repair, heal, etc.I’ve also found that Drenamin can be a helpful supplement to take at meals to support the adrenals throughout the day.

What is an appropriate way to consume minerals if not the adrenal cocktail?

We can get plenty of necessary minerals from a high quality sea salt, a nutrient-dense diet and by eating slowly. Slow eating allows for proper stomach acid production and digestion of food.

Mineral drops are great, but not really necessary. If you really feel like you need some additional minerals, Quinton Isotonic can be a good choice.

My experience when working with clients who have been on the Metabolic Diet:

I’ve worked with many women who were eating according to the Metabolic Diet. I found that many of these women were eating too much sugar along with drinking a daily adrenal cocktail, and they were not seeing desired results in hormonal balance, adrenal improvement, insomnia, thyroid health, weight loss and more.

When I switched these women off from eating all the sugars and the carb-rich snacks, they saw great improvement in their symptoms within a few days to a few weeks. These symptoms have included things such as: better sleep, more energy, less painful periods, less mood swings, blood sugar balance, weight loss, less brain fog, etc.

What type of diet do I promote?

I strongly advise my clients to eat real, whole, unprocessed foods. This doesn’t necessarily fall into a diet “box” such as keto, paleo or pro-metabolic. I like to stay away from absolute restrictions and labeling.

My goal as a functional nutritionist is to encourage my clients to fill their plates with foods that nourish. This includes high quality amino acids from clean proteins, nourishing fatty acids from healthy fats, slow-digesting complex carbs, raw and cultured dairy, fermented foods, and healing antioxidants, vitamins and minerals from a variety of fruits and vegetables.

Bone broth, fatty fish, raw or cultured dairy, pastured and organically raised meats, and fermented foods should make up a large majority of the diet. Refined sugars, lots of juices, processed foods, as well as highly inflammatory vegetable and seed oils are not found in a traditional, nutrient-dense diet.

If you’d like more information on exactly what a nutrient-dense, real and whole food diet looks like, check out my article here – What is a Nutrient Dense Diet?

Final Thoughts

While I’m not a fan of strict Metabolic Diet style eating, I think the diet has a lot of redeeming qualities. I encourage you to take the best aspects of this diet and be willing to leave behind some of the constraints or pillars of this diet that do not serve your health.

As always, there’s no need to fit your eating into a box!

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