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Losing Weight with a Pro Metabolic Diet

Recently in our private FB group, I asked the question:

What are people struggling with most when it comes to a pro metabolic diet? “

The largest item at 42% was Losing Weight. 

I asked the same question on my IG stories and 85% was Losing Weight.

So, it’s time to create this:

Summary on Losing Weight with a Pro metabolic Diet

First of all, here is a summary of all articles I have written on Losing Weight with a Pro metabolic Diet before. Read through them slowly, as you may pick up new things that you didn’t notice previously. Sometimes people are just not ready to take in or act upon information at certain times:

At first I was losing weight, now it’s coming back!

Best diet for weight loss

Best way to lose weight long term

Body temperature affects weight loss

Dieting Weight Loss Health

Best exercise for weight loss

Discussion on exercise for weight loss

Discussion on fasting

Five weight loss mistakes

Free 7 Day email course – How to eat for Weight Loss

High cortisol causes belly fat

Why losing weight fast is bad advice

Metabolic rate and burning calories

Polyunsaturated fats and weight gain

Beginners Guide to a fast metabolism

Eleven factors for weight loss

What I eat in a day from 2019

What I eat in a day updated in 2021

Meal plan to get you started

 

Main points to understand about Losing Weight with a Pro Metabolic Diet

  • Losing weight the healthy way takes time

Sometimes 2-5 years may be required until you get to your goal. It takes patience, and to understand what you are doing. But the good part is, you won’t have to lose weight ever again!

  • Unless you are severely underweight though, you DON’T need to gain weight when starting a pro metabolic diet

If anything, you should just be able to stabilise where you are while you are learning about your calories, macros and food types to improve your metabolic rate.

  • At the beginning, large amounts of calories are NOT required to heal

This false information of needing lots of calories (like 2,400 to 2,800 calories for women) has created a lot of issues for many people and is downright dangerous to promote. There have been stories of people having dangerously high blood sugar, high cholesterol and triglycerides to heart attack levels, onset of diabetes/ prediabetes and large amounts of weight gain like 60 pounds (30kg) when trying to follow this advice. This would be accumulating fat around your organs too, making it more difficult for them to work properly. So DON’T do this.

  • Starting calories

In my books the ZEN Beach Diet, the 3 Day Summer RESTART & the Lemon Coffee + Pro Metabolic Diet Weight Loss Dynamite books, we start at the minimum level of calories recommended for a healthy adult woman. This is 1,800 calories. For those who have been trying to ‘diet’ on 1,000 to 1,200 calories, it is advised to increase to this amount slowly, to get your body used to it to avoid weight gain. Like over a few months.

  • Calories after 12 months or so

Depending how your body responds, there may be opportunity to increase calories beyond this and continue to lose weight, depending on how your metabolic rate is progressing. There are so many other factors involved in this too like your age, your lifestyle, your health, the stress in your life, exactly what you are eating etc. For some, their optimal long term calorie level may be the same, or it may be less, or it may be more. It is so individual, and NO-ONE can tell you what that is. It’s up to you to test and measure and experiment as you go. 

  • Your health

The state of your health plays a big part in your ability to lose weight. Ray Peat often said that most issues will resolve themselves once a person increases their metabolism. So, all diseases he believed stemmed from this one problem. The way to increase your metabolism is all detailed in my ZEN Beach Diet book. So it’s highly recommended that you grab a copy. If you already have it, read it again to ensure you are doing everything outlined.

The additional liver function benefits and other benefits in the Lemon Coffee program actually assisted me to obtain the healthy liver I didn’t even know I needed and the result was a loss of another 5kg (10lbs.)

Bottom line is we approach losing weight with our health in mind first. We don’t go hungry, but we don’t over stuff ourselves either. It is really a balancing act of knowledge and consistency, that will get you there in the end.

High Calorie Bullies

I had a person recently in our private group argue adamantly that my approach to a pro metabolic diet was too low in calories and stressful for the body. She claimed that no-one could possibly increase their metabolism on 1,800 calories and they shouldn’t stay at that level long term. Fortunately, she removed herself from the group as the last thing we need is high calorie bullies!

Funnily enough most of what she was saying was in line with my philosophies however she hadn’t read my books and had no idea what my philosophies actually were. However, she was wrong on two counts. Some people CAN increase their metabolic rate on 1,800 calories – I did! And I’m 5ft 10 inches tall. Others in our private group have as well. And at NO POINT did I say that everyone MUST stay at 1,800 calories for the long term. So it seems she was just making up her own stories and arguing against herself! Can’t please everyone.

Anyway, the point is, don’t let any high calorie bullies get into your head, as it is not the best way forward for most people.

We take a slow and steady approach and make tweaks in our own lives to suit our own bodies best.

See you in the groups!

Cheers

 

Kristy

Lemon Coffee

 

Lemon Coffee Weight Loss

Lemon Coffee weight loss was a Tik Tok viral hit that I came across by accident.

I’m always curious to see if these things like Lemon Coffee weight loss have any merit . After all it WAS coffee, which we love in the pro metabolic world. And lemon is a citrus fruit like oranges, which Dr Ray Peat loved so much. So it was worth a further look.

I spent the last 6 months drinking it (Started beginning of September 2022) and looking further into it’s benefits, from a pro metabolic health point of view.

Bottom line – Lemon Coffee DOES actually work. It especially loses weight around the mid section/belly by improving liver function and many more processes in the body. I’m so impressed I’m going to keep drinking my coffee like this ongoing.

When I looked into how other people were approaching Lemon Coffee weight loss, as usual, they were doing it all incorrectly. They were using the usual stress based weight loss methods, which can never last long term.

When you eat a Pro metabolic Diet, this is the base foundation people need to get them 80% of the way to their healthiest state. At that point, this is where a slight change in habit like Lemon Coffee instead of the regular way you used to have coffee, can make all the difference.

Lemon Coffee weight loss is not a magic weight loss pill by itself, but when you combine it with a pro metabolic diet, that’s when the magic happens.

In this book, Lemon Coffee plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite, you will learn:

  • A new way to have Lemon Coffee that tastes better & still works
  • When to have it for optimal health and weight loss
  • All the ways coffee, lemon and ginger benefit your health and weight loss
  • How it improves liver function which is a key in weight loss
  • An easy introduction to a pro metabolic diet
  • How to structure a meal plan
  • Meal suggestions
  • A handful of my favourite meat & fruit recipes
  • My experience with Lemon Coffee and what to watch out for on the way

As my husband Adrian is an amazing photographer, all of our books are visually beautiful. While putting this one together though, I have to say, this is the most spectacular so far. It’s a visual delight that just makes you feel good, while you’re learning about the magic of Lemon Coffee with a pro metabolic diet.

Lemon Coffee plus Pro Metabolic Diet—Weight Loss Dynamite is available worldwide for immediate download.

Buy HERE.

Only AU$9.95 (US$6.65 & GBP 5.45)

It’s a 112 page PDF file of 11mb.

Best downloaded onto a laptop or computer, then right click and save to your files.

Note: As at the date of release of this Lemon Coffee book, all those who have purchased 4 or more of my books in the past, will receive this new book FREE of charge.

Also with the addition of this new book my FREE Bonus policy will change to the following:

Purchase 3 books and receive the Bonus FAT Burner HIIT Guide FREE

Purchase 4 books and receive another book of your choice FREE

Read more about my other books here.

Summer Diet RESTART

Losing weight – 3 Day Summer RESTART

 

When it comes to losing weight, making your diet plan simple to follow is one of the factors that makes it work!

The idea of making things as easy as possible is a major theme throughout Kristy Alford’s books based on her own experience of not being able to stick to things long term.

3 Day Summer RESTART

I was three years into following a Ray Peat style diet and was loving the benefits,” author Kristy Alford said, “I’d written the ZEN Beach Diet and loved using the easy measuring system. But I started to get frustrated at the amount of fruit I’d have to cut up all the time and grating all the blooming carrots. I was staring in the fridge starving but didn’t want to cook elaborate meals!”

So in the effort to simplify things even further, the 3 Day Summer RESTART was written. It breaks the meal down into the bare essentials of getting the right macros. So it makes it super easy for those who work a lot, or are just busy all the time.

You cook once and have all meals done for 3 days. Then you sit back, relax and remove all stress around food entirely. It even includes a shopping list!

3 day restart

Here are some benefits others have found already:-

  • I feel really full but I’m losing weight, how is that possible?
  • It’s so refreshing not to have to think about what I’m eating for 3 days
  • I feel really satiated, like my nutrients are being met
  • Finally my body is happy
  • I found the Ray Peat diet confusing, this made it so much easier
  • My energy is so much more consistent throughout the day
  • I already have the ZEN Beach Diet and it’s a fantastic resource with lots of recipes but this just helped everything click for me in terms of weight loss
  • It feels like my meals are better balanced now, I would never have eaten this much protein at the start of the day before
  • I didn’t realise how much it was stressing me out having to constantly think of what to eat
  • A surprising benefit is that I’m more regular, is that the juice focus doing that?

More of what others had to say…

Testimonial 1

I thought I was eating 1,800 calories before but I mustn’t have been as the weight is just dropping now.” – Rita A.

Testimonial 2

“I have officially lost 8 & 1/2 lbs in 3 weeks. This is not a small amount for me. I have been trying unsuccessfully to lose weight for about 6 years. After getting incredibly sick, my body just did not want to release the weight. Until now… This plan is working so well for me.

I have had two other folks in my health coaching group try it. One girl lost 8 lb in 2 weeks. And another girl lost 5 lb in the 3 days.

If you are considering trying the plan… Do it!!!”

– Maggie M.  (Creator – https://www.facebook.com/groups/beingonpurposetribe )

Testimonial 3

“I have a lot (50-60kg) of weight to lose and feel confident that your books will make the process much easier than in the past. My major downfall has always been planning which you have also made fool proof.

I was done with all the extreme diets like keto and vegan that cut out so much lovely food. Then there was the challenge of trying to get my family to eat the same way…it never lasted very long.

I just wanted to thank you again for putting so much of your time into your books to make this process easy and affordable for people like me.“ – Bunny G.

Testimonial 4

I’m doing this 3 days of every week just to make life easier for myself. Also while I’m generally sticking to the 1,800 cal ZEN Beach Diet plan, for some reason it doesn’t seem to have the weight loss effect that this 3 day plan does for me. Not sure why but I love it!” Lindsay Z.

Testimonial 5

“Omg WOW!!!! Your books keep getting even more amazing!!! (If that’s even possible!) It’s so beautiful! I opened it while with my friend at work and she was blown away too by the gorgeous design and layout and photos, and we hadn’t even read any words yet…!! KD

3 day restart

Testimonial 6

I’ve enjoyed the Summer RESTART recipes so much that that I’m making them every week! Also the HIIT workouts have been wonderful too.” Courtney G.

Testimonial 7

“Using her books has made it possible for me to lose weight for the first time in years! I’m down 12lbs since I started a few months ago and feel great! I also love eating the foods that are recommended, they are delicious!” Grace O.

Testimonial 8

“I’ve lost 9 lbs in 3 months. Have more energy, lots less pain/inflammation, sleeping better too.” Aleena S.

Zen Beach Diet

Get Started Today!

The 3 Day Summer Diet RESTART is only AU$9.95 (US$7.70 & GBP 6.60) and available for immediate download worldwide.

Buy Now

Note:

Bonus Offer!

Buy any 3 books and receive the FAT Burner HIIT Guide FREE!

Buy any 4 books and receive the HIIT Guide PLUS a 5th book FREE!

Read more about the books HERE.

 

weight loss

 

zen beach diet

The Zen Beach Diet – How to lose weight

After months of hard work and my kitchen/household turned upside down, I am excited to reveal my latest book – The Zen Beach Diet and show you how to lose weight and gain your health at the same time.

The Best Diet

After Keto ruined my health, I went searching for something else that would enhance my health as well as give me the weight loss results I desired. The fast metabolism, thyroid supporting approach by Dr Ray Peat was the one.

What’s in the book?

It’s based on my experiences with the Dr Ray Peat style of eating and solves the many questions about what to eat, how much to eat, and exactly how to lose weight with this diet. You’ll learn how to formulate a meal, exact macros, calories and how to balance your starch and fat intake.

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low fat diet

Low Fat Diet – A Health Perspective

I just wanted to give everyone an update on my super low fat diet experiments.

As you may or may not know, since about June 2020 (4 months,) I have been trying to have only 20g fat a day, (10% of my 1,800 calories.) This was spurred on by the desire to lose about 5kgs (10lbs) within a Ray Peat diet framework.

(10% of calories was deemed to be the magic level where weight loss was more likely, along with a wider margin of calories allowed to no adverse effect.)

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what I eat in a day

What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired

I frequently get asked what I eat in a day. So I thought I would document it, to help others out.

  • Note I have updated this to reflect the fact that I am not doing super low fat of 20g a day (or 10% of calories any more.) Click here to read why this came about.

So overall I aim for 1,800 calories – 100g protein, 40g of fat and the rest carbs per day. I won’t always hit these targets, as measuring and counting every ounce of food I eat is not conducive to a balanced, happy life for me. However every quarter or so, I plug everything into cronometer.com to see what’s what, and if anything needs adjusting.

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lose weight fast

Lose weight fast and other bad advice.

 

You hear this line thrown out everywhere – “Just eat less and exercise more” – as the magical answer to everyone’s weight issues. The problem is it doesn’t actually work if you do it incorrectly (which most people do) and makes the issues worse, as you will see in this story…

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What’s up with curbing cravings?

curbing cravingsEverywhere I read about special teas to help you lose weight, or shakes, or pills or any other fan-dangled thing that is supposed to cut your appetite or help with curbing cravings. I’m just wondering why this is necessary?

Why do you need to stop feeling your cravings?

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Health Books

Kristy Alford has now written seven health books tackling different areas of health based on her studies and experiences. Covering diet, exercise, loose skin and one on dessert recipes, her last five health books are now inspired by the teachings of Dr Ray Peat. She has found this was the best way to optimal health and a fast metabolism and has cleared all her health issues caused by the Keto diet.

Anyone who purchases three or more of any of the following books The Zen Beach Diet, One Ten Toned, Sweet Treats, 3 Day Summer RESTART or new Lemon Coffee Plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite  will receive the Bonus FAT Burner HIIT Guide for FREE!

Anyone who purchases four Slimbirdy, Ray Peat Inspired books will receive the FAT Burner HIIT Guide and a 5th book for FREE!

Here is a little bit on each book in order of release:

Lemon Coffee Plus Pro Metabolic Diet – Weight Loss Dynamite

After checking out the viral Tik Tok hit of Lemon Coffee from a pro metabolic point of view, I can tell you that it DOES work but only if you drink it correctly and pair it with the right diet. Buy the book to see how exactly lemon assists with weight loss and how to bring it all together for ultimate health and weight loss success.

Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

Read more here.

Buy book here.

The 3 Day Summer RESTART

Summer Diet RESTART

The 3 Day Summer RESTART is a refreshingly easy way to get your eating back on track.

We all have times when events, parties, birthdays, holidays get in the way. Or life is just so hectic that you can’t get organised. Well here is a way to draw a line in the sand, and make everything a whole lot easier.

Based on the Ray Peat principles outlined in the Zen Beach Diet, which already features an easy way to portion your food so you don’t have to count calories or macros. This RESTART makes it even easier – if that’s at all possible!

Just tune into your body and bliss out.

Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

Read more and buy book here.

FAT Burner HIIT

 

FAT Burner HIIT Guide – Free with purchase of three books.

This guide is based on recent research showing that fat loss can be accelerated in doing this action daily. With the overlay of Ray Peat principles, Kristy has formulated and tested it out to ensure that it doesn’t decrease body temperature or pulse, which we know are signs of a decreasing metabolic rate. The Guide will be sent by Kristy manually once the sale of three or more books are registered in her ebook distribution system. Just more help to get you to your goals.

Health books, Zen Beach Diet,

 

The Zen Beach Diet

Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, The Zen Beach Diet details Kristy Alford’s approach to the diet, particularly tackling weight loss while maintaining your health. It features a 7-day meal plan, a guide on how to build your own meal plan, recipes for breakfast, lunch & dinner and basic information on the style of eating. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

Read more here.

Buy book here.

sweet

 

Sweet Treats

Based on the Dr Ray Peat style of eating, the book features over twenty dessert recipes mostly fruit based. Sugar and fruit are an important part of a healthy diet, however learning to eat it correctly is the key. Beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography.  Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

Read more here.

Buy here – Bookstore

 

home workout for women

One Ten Toned

Finally an exercise program for health and for life – Dr Ray Peat Inspired – One Ten Toned. Understanding that exercise is actually a stress to the body and not all exercise is healthy. Based around light weights, building to moderate and little walking, it is easy on the knees, back and neck. Perfect for beginners. Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

YouTube videos to show you how it’s done here.

Read more here.

Buy book here.

 

how do I fix loose skin

Loose Skin The Answer

Loose skin is a universal problem. Women after baby, nearly everyone after major weight loss and while there are many kooky things to try – how about just trying the two things that worked for me? Sensible, practical and super easy to implement. And it’s definitely not wraps! Only AU$9.95 (US$6.50, GBP 5.15.)

Read more here. 

Buy book here.

 

the secret to losing weight

Lite as a Feather

A story of struggle, binge eating and overweight nightmare to understanding, awareness and the complete joy when I figured it all out. Funny stories & a-ha moments. Easy to read and beautifully photographed by Adrian Alford Photography. Based on Keto/Low carb which is not my current eating style. (Before Dr Ray Peat style diet.) AU$14.95 (US$11.60 , GBP 8.35.)

Read more here. 

Buy here – Bookstore