The Radical Metabolism Diet Might Supercharge Fat-Burn—Here's How
According to Ann Louise Gittleman, top nutritionist and author of the new, very buzzy book Radical Metabolism: A Powerful New Plan to Blast Fat and Reignite Your Energy in Just 21 Days ($18), Americans have become rather obsessed with weight loss—something we witness routinely on social media and at the gym or simply overhear in the kitchen at work. “About 60 percent of Americans are desperately trying to lose weight, yet only five to ten percent actually keep it off," she explains in her book. In fact, she Gittleman goes on to share that in 2013, Americans collectively spent $60.5 billion on weight-loss products and services alone, and in 2018—a year filled with what felt like a new popular diet each day—those numbers likely didn't drop. But what's with that aforementioned lack of success when it comes to weight-loss efforts? According to Gittleman, it largely comes down to a broken metabolism of sorts, which, as you might very well guess, is where the Radical Metabolism approach comes in to play.
"Today our bodies have a hard time digesting fats, which causes digestive symptoms," Gittleman shares in Radical Metabolism. "People experience difficulty sustaining energy levels and losing excess weight. Radical Metabolism connects the dots for you in a powerful new way. You can think of it as the next wave—going beyond Keto, Paleo, and primal style diets." Her ultimate intention with the diet? Reigniting a sluggish metabolism, harmonizing hormone levels, and promoting a healthier and happier gut.
Of course, there's definitely some strategy involved, and while we're never here to promote any one kind of particular diet, we love to share what's happening in the diet and wellness industry—Radical Metabolism being one such intriguing (and potentially helpful!) point of interest. Curious to know more? Keep scrolling for the five radical rules that make up Gittleman's Radical Metabolism reset and how they just might supercharge sluggish fat-burn.
The Five Radical Rules for Metabolism Rescue
According to Gittleman (and as explained at much more length in her book), a radical metabolism is a fat-fueled metabolism that that can keep you lean, healthy, and energized. In order to cultivate said metabolism, there are five different objectives she's coined "radical rules." Again, these are discussed in far greater (and more complicated) detail in the book, but we'll provide a brief synopsis to whet your appetite and understanding.
Rule 1: Revamp Your Fats
Rule 2: Restore Your Gallbladder
Rule 3: Rebuild Your Muscles
Rule 4: Repair Your Gut
Rule 5: Reducing Toxic Load