The Metabolism Diet

This is another of those combination diets where certain foods are eaten to create a chemical reaction so your metabolism quickens and burns more calories. The rules are simple. Four seven days, drink at least four glasses of water or diet soda day, and add the following seasonings to your food: herbs, salt, pepper, lemon, vinegar, Worcestershire, soy sauce, mustard and ketchup. (It is uncertain why those particular sauces are supposed to speed up metabolism, although they certainly make this one of the most flavorful diets.)

Day 1

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with one to two packets of Sweet & Low or Equal
  • Lunch: Two hard-boiled eggs and a cup of cooked spinach
  • Dinner: Lettuce and celery salad, and a 6 oz. steak (fried in PAM)

Day 2

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with one to two packets of Sweet & Low or Equal and one cracker
  • Lunch: Lettuce and celery salad, and a 6 oz. steak broiled or grilled
  • Dinner: An 8-10 oz. slice of ham

Day 3

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with one to two packets of Sweet & Low or Equal and one cracker
  • Lunch: Two hard-boiled eggs, 1 cup green beans, 1 cup tomatoes
  • Dinner: An 8-10 slice oz. of Ham, 2 cups green bean/tomato salad

Day 4

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with 1 to 2 packets of Sweet & Low or Equal and one cracker
  • Lunch: One hard boiled egg, 1 cup raw carrots
  • Dinner: One cup regular yogurt, 1 oz. mozzarella cheese, 1 cup fruit salad

Day 5

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with one to two packets of Sweet & Low or Equal and 1 water cracker, 1 raw carrot, Juice of 1 lemon
  • Lunch: One fried fish fillet, 4-6 oz. and tomato salad
  • Dinner: One 4-6 oz. steak and green salad

Day 6

  • Breakfast: Black coffee or tea with one to two packets of Sweet & Low or Equal and 1 cracker
  • Lunch: One 4-8oz. broiled chicken, skin removed
  • Dinner: Two hard-boiled eggs, 1 raw carrot

Day 7

  • Breakfast: Tea with lemon
  • Lunch: One 4-8 oz. steak broiled or grilled, 1 and 1/2 cup of fruit
  • Dinner: A sensible dinner

If you look at the menu, there is no newfangled chemical processes taking place. Your metabolism stays the same. It is just that you’re taking so little calories you’ll shed the pounds. There are very little vitamins and nutrients, and with so little food in the stomach, you will most likely feel faint and tired. Not exactly a diet you should keep if you are leading an active lifestyle (or studying for a bar exam). And it’s definitely not something you should do past 7 days, as the poor nutrition will take a toll on your health.

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