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Pro Metabolic Diet Start Here

If you’re new to a Pro Metabolic Diet, this page was created to point you to all the articles on this website to get you started.

What is a Pro Metabolic Diet & Lifestyle?

A Pro Metabolic Diet is one that provides easily digestible and bioavailable foods that your body needs for optimal cellular metabolism. This ensures your body has all the fuel and specific nutrients to function at optimal capacity, which increases your metabolic rate. Your body therefore efficiently burns fat while at rest. The cells efficiently create energy from the balanced diet we eat.

The feeling is high energy, amazing health with little effort required.

Your thyroid gland controls your metabolism and the thyroid needs sufficient carbohydrates to function properly. This is why so many of us, including me after 10 years on a Keto Diet, ended up with low body temperatures, feeling cold all the time, close to pre diabetes, putting weight on without eating any more. and metabolism grinding to nearly a halt!

We also follow a Pro Metabolic Lifestyle because certain activities can lower your metabolic rate.  These activities include intense cardio, fasting, low calories, exercising on an empty stomach, and more. We need to learn better metabolism supporting habits. These activities include eating enough calories, developing muscle tone and getting out in the sunshine, which all enhance our metabolic rate.

A fantastic place to start is the:

Pro Metabolic Diet Beginners Guide

  • It covers what to eat, what not to eat
  • How to measure your metabolic rate at home
  • Snack ideas
  • Exercise guidelines – see some moves on my YouTube channel here
  • What you may have been doing that messed you up in the first place
  • A link to the FREE 7 Day email course to learn more
  • How to join our Private Facebook Group to ask more questions
  • And more!

Get started reading on the Pro Metabolic Diet Beginners Guide here.

Most of what we’ve been told about diet and exercise is wrong.  This is why we think we’re doing all the right things, but we keep putting on more weight!

This website has lots to read to get you started. If you’re in a hurry though to learn it all quickly, the ZEN Beach Diet is the book to grab. It’s under $10 and available for immediate download worldwide. The summary of a pro metabolic diet, 7 day meal plan, recipes and beautiful images to get you motivated is included. Click the image below to learn more.

To your health,

Kristy x

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Fruit in a Pro Metabolic Diet

In our private facebook group we were talking about how much fruit people buy in their weekly shop. It was prompted by me trying to organise myself better, to make sure I was sticking to my ZEN Beach Diet.

It’s one thing knowing WHAT to do and HOW to do it,

but actually DOING it is another thing entirely.

Some people are super focused on food prep and planning their meals and to be honest, I wish I was far more like that. But I’m not, so that’s why the basic outline of a meal in the ZEN Beach Diet is so helpful, because at least you easily know what each meal is supposed look like macro-wise.

So in each meal we talk about 2 cups of fruit. So three meals a day and that would equate to at least 42 cups of fruit in the week. Roughly one piece of fruit like an apple, pear, medium banana would be equivalent to 1 cup, when you chop it up and put it in a cup.

As I write this, we are one month away from Summer here in Australia.  In Queensland where I live it’s already 30C (86F), sunny and beach weather. Fruit is plentiful in the stores and when it’s warm like this, you actually feel like eating fruit. Last week this is what I purchased in my shop for myself:

8 cups mango (4 large mangoes)

8 bananas

10 apples

4 pears

2 cups strawberries (one punnet)

3 cups rockmelon (was half of one)

3 cups blueberries (Frozen 1 packet)

4 cups mango (Frozen 1 packet)

42 cups total

I also purchased more cucumbers, tomatoes and other fruit that my husband likes to eat, but the above list was all for me. (Please note the image doesn’t match the list above, as it is a picture of this week’s shop which was slightly different.)

Now over winter, there is no way that I would have bought all of this and matching the amounts was purely an accident. But at least doing this exercise, I now know the quantity I do have to buy to get close.

I only know how much the rockmelon and strawberries cut down to in the cup measures, as I always cut up the rockmelon and put it in air tight containers to eat for the week. With the strawberries I chopped them all up to try a new ice cream recipe (will post it soon.)

Some of the fresh mango went into a variation of the 3 Ingredient Yogurt Cake to try versions with fruit in it. I haven’t quite perfected that recipe yet, but I will post it as well when I do.

Through the week some of the ways I am eating all this fruit is:-

  • Just sliced up with turkey breast slices and cheese slices
  • Chopped up with Greek yogurt and honey
  • In my Fruity Oat Bran porridge—recipe here.
  • Apples go in Turkey Burgers & I eat them with more fruit on the side
  • Frozen mango & Blueberries, with cottage cheese & sweetened condensed milk (I take this to work in a container and by the time I’m ready to eat it through the day, the fruit has defrosted and softened up.)
  • In my 3 Ingredient Yogurt Cake fruity experiments
  • Some of the additional fruit I bought goes in my husband’s quick muffins—recipe here.
  • Smoothies
  • Applesauce
  • Fruit ice cream
  • Cucumber & Mango salad – I have this with chicken or tuna
  • Sometimes I just eat a mango, pear or apple by itself as that’s what I feel like eating for a snack.

In a pro metabolic diet, it’s really important to get a handle on incorporating fruit in our diet.  Nutritionally it’s the most beneficial for carbs, as well as water, fibre, vitamins, minerals and enzymes from fresh fruit especially.

We almost need to take the lead from the raw vegans who eat/prepare the volume of fruit we should be eating – with all their beautiful smoothie bowls and brightly coloured smoothies. We just pair it with animal protein though, as we know that it’s the most nutritionally beneficial to do it this way.

Discovering Australian grown frozen fruit over past few weeks has been a great boost to my fruit consumption. It’s just so convenient and already chopped up which is always a help. I plan to continue this as there is no wastage, which is brilliant. (The frozen mango in the picture is not Australian grown as this is not yet available yet where I live. This one is from Peru.)

I must add too that this fruit haul doesn’t include my fruit juice which I buy as well. Usually about 2 litres (half a gallon.)

I hope this has given a little insight as we all navigate our way through the pro metabolic lifestyle. Lots of fruit for the win!

Kristy x

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Oat Bran in a Ray Peat Inspired Diet?

Ray Peat mentioned that he is trying a bit of Oat Bran recently and feeling better for it. I personally feel better minimising starches and grains. I still have 25% of my carbs as starch because I find just sugar/fruit alone doesn’t feel quite right, especially in winter.

So I bought some Oat Bran this Australian winter just to try it.

Read on to see what conclusions I’ve drawn.

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Bean Protocol discussion from a Ray Peat Inspired perspective

Interesting topic raised in our private facebook group about the Bean Protocol by Karen Hurd. A member asked if anyone had tried it and discussion ensued about whether they had or hadn’t, and what they thought of it.

Now bottom line, this “diet” is completely contradictory to everything Ray Peat says.

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Lower Protein – Ray Peat Inspired

Ray Peat has shocked his followers by declaring on some recent podcasts that he has been experimenting with lower protein. (Date for reference July 2022.)

The amount he mentioned was 50g being the minimum for health and he was at about 60g at the moment. He found that if he reduced his protein to this amount, he was able to use less of his thyroid supplement and stay in good health.

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The Sun, Health & Weight Loss

A person online was asking about the ZEN Beach Diet and said “does it involve laying on the beach in the sun?” I think they were trying to be funny but it may have shocked them a little when I replied, “absolutely it does!!”

Many people are really not aware of the importance of sunlight and light generally, when it comes to their health. It is actually critical for both physical and mental health and should be a regular part of your lifestyle. That is, if your health is important to you.

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Constipation Help – Ray Peat Inspired

We recently conducted a survey in our private Facebook group and 60% of respondents said they experienced constipation some of the time with 40% of those advising it was quite frequent.

I usually write about issues that I have personally and how I overcame it, and this one is no exception. A weird thing happened a few weeks back where out of the blue, I felt like I was no longer having any urge to poop.

At all.

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Ray Peat Diet Beginner Issues

When people first start on a Ray Peat diet, most find it confusing, overwhelming and contradictory to everything else they’ve ever learned about health.

Then some negative effects start to kick in. They start to wonder if this approach is any good at all. Isn’t a Ray Peat diet supposed to be great for your health? Why do I feel like crap?

At this point, most give it away.

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Ray Peat Carrot Salad

 

One of the first things you hear about when starting to follow a Ray Peat way of eating is the Ray Peat Carrot Salad.

I have included it in the meal plans of both my ZEN Beach Diet book and my 3 Day Summer RESTART books, because it’s a pretty important part of a daily routine.

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Index

After writing for over 7 years now, I often forget about articles I’ve previously written. Also the search function on this blog isn’t the best. So to help everyone out, I’ve create an index page to list and link all the articles in alphabetical order. Now we can all find them!

Happy reading.

10 ways to help your weight loss resolutions stick
3 Day Juicing Cleanse
At first I was losing weight, now it’s coming back!
Bad personal trainers
Best diet for weight loss
Best exercise for losing weight – One Ten Toned
Best exercise to lose weight
Best way to lose weight long term
Body temperature affects weight loss
Caffeine in Coffee
Cardio Workout at Home – Fast Metabolism
Cheeses Protein vs Fat
Coconut water and why it’s awesome.
Coffee Alternative
Dairy is good for you, or is it?
Dairy, Big Boobs and Belly Fat
Dangerous Grains – A book that blew my mind
Dieting, weight loss and health
Do you weigh yourself every day?
Don’t stress about eating
Dr Ray Peat – fast metabolism & healthy hormones.
Easy Desserts Sweet Treats Book
Exercise for weight loss? Not quite the remedy we’ve been led to believe.
EzySafe solves can opener problems
Fast metabolism snacks
Fasting Diet – is it the best solution?
Fat Burner HIIT
Five weight loss mistakes
Free Course Sign Up
From a Keto Diet to Pro Metabolic eating
From a Low Carb Diet to Pro Metabolic Part 2 – The OUT list.
Good-bye Jessica Ainscough The Wellness Warrior
Holiday eating and carb loading
Home Workout for a Fast Metabolism – One Ten Toned
How high cortisol causes belly fat
How much caffeine in a cup of coffee
How much protein do I need.
How to drink coffee for a fast metabolism
How to lose weight fast
How to stop emotional eating.
How to tighten loose skin
Intense exercise is not the key to weight loss
Intermittent Fasting – The 5:2 Diet
Is dietary advice causing food stress?
Kayla Itsines Thinning Hair and Stretch Marks
Keto hair loss
Ketogenic Diet Dangers
Lite as a Feather
Loose Skin Solution
Lose weight – Summer Diet RESTART
Lose weight fast and other bad advice.
Low Fat Diet – A Health Perspective
Low polyunsaturated fat skincare
Macros. Are all macros necessary at all meals?
Metabolic rate and burning calories; Metabolism Boosting Foods – Coffee
Muscles burn calories faster – apparently
Natural Deodorant Review
New year goals
Oatmeal – healthy or not?
Polyunsaturated fats cause weight gain
Potato Diet
Raw cacao chocolate may not be such a super food.
Ray Peat beginners guide to eating for a fast metabolism; Ray Peat Diet; Ray Peat Diet Beginner Issues
Ray Peat Inspired Diet;  Ray Peat Carrot Salad
Ray Peat Recipes
Ray Peat Weight Loss
Running for weight loss
Skim Milk is good for you
Stevia causes Belly Fat
Sugar Sucrose Fructose
Sweet Treats Dessert Recipes
The Zen Beach Diet
The Zen Beach Diet – How to lose weight
Thyroid blood tests – the easy way.
Undoing Keto Diet Damage
Weight loss goals part 2
Weight Loss Journey
Weight loss mindset
Weight loss resolutions
Weight Watchers Wendy
What I eat in a day – Ray Peat Inspired
What is Psyllium Husk
What’s up with curbing cravings?
Why grains are unhealthy
Worlds First Selfie Wedding

 

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