Lose weight AND increase your metabolism with this 3-week eating plan


A sluggish metabolism can sabotage your weight-loss efforts. Here’s how to up it for a new you.  We all know someone who says they can’t look at a lettuce leaf without gaining weight because of their “slow metabolism”. But how do you know if you have this problem? And, if so, is there anything that can be done about it? Adrian Penzhorn, a sports scientist and dietician at Food for Sport in Cape Town, says metabolism definitely affects our weight but the good news is there are ways to improve it.

'Weight management is a balance of energy between the food we eat and how much energy we use daily'

“Weight management is a balance of energy between the food we eat and how much energy we use daily,” he explains.

The good news is that increasing your metabolic rate is possible! Get the latest issue of YOU Best Diets to find out more.

Here is a sample eating plan for you to try out for the next few days. For the full three-week plan, portion guidelines, dietician tips AND delicious recipes, get a copy of YOU Best diets here, or in stores now.

? If you have food allergies or intolerances, if you’re vegetarian or vegan or don’t eat any of the suggested foods for any reason, find suitable alternatives. Consult a dietician if you need help.

? If this is a significant change to the way you eat, it’s recommended you start with small changes (breakfast is perhaps the best meal to change first) and build up over time.

? The weekly plan has been compiled for a fairly active woman wanting to lose weight but can be adapted for anyone. The food choices remain similar but your portions may need adjustment.

Click here to download the FREE three-day plan


The Metabolism Diet is just one of six healthy, nutritious eating plans in the latest issue of YOU Best Diets. Click here to get your copy now.
We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For 14 free days, you can have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today. Thereafter you will be billed R75 per month. You can cancel anytime and if you cancel within 14 days you won't be billed. 
Subscribe to News24
Show Comments ()