Metabolic renewal review – All or nothing
How many hundreds of diet and exercise programs are out there? It seems like a few dozen new ones pop up every week. Most of them promise that they focus on what every other program ignores.
I've tried so many of them that I've lost track of the time and money I've lost forever.
When I first seen this program called Metabolic Renewal, I was sceptical. I've seen supplements, diets, exercise DVDs and gadgets that promise they will reset my metabolism so I can lose weight while watching t.v.
I've taken countless supplements and watched untold hours of t.v. Somehow, I'm still not in perfect physical shape.
I almost dismissed it without another thought. But then the name Dr Jade Teta caught my attention. He developed Metabolic Prime and other popular metabolism-based programs. This guy is the real deal. He's an expert in nutrition, fitness and psychology.
But it takes more than a name to convince me, even if that name belongs to such an impressive women's health guru.
I had to find out for myself: Does Metabolic Renewal work? What is it, exactly? How does it work, if it does? How long before I'd see results?
I answered these questions and about a million more by examining the entire program. Now, I want to break it down for you.
- Metabolic renewal review – All or nothing
- Things To Consider Before Starting A Diet And Exercise Program
- Here's What It Is And What It Promises
- The Program In Breadth And Depth
- The Metabolic Renewal Quiz
- Watch The Welcome Video
- Start With The Quick Start Guide
- The Diet
- The Workouts
- Phase 1: Weeks 1-3
- Phase 2: Weeks 4-6
- Phase 3: Weeks 7-9
- Phase 4: Weeks 10-12
- The Metabolic Roadmap
- Your Female Transformation Tracker
- Here's The Online Chatter
- Similar Programs
- Metabolic Prime vs. renewal
- Metabolic Aftershock vs renewal
- Metabolic Meals For Life
- Metabolic Renewal – My Final Take
Things To Consider Before Starting A Diet And Exercise Program
A program like this is designed to help you lose weight, build muscle, increase stamina, and make continuing healthy choices.
That may seem like a no-brainer, but those four benefits aren't the end. They are the means to continuing life in good health.
Perhaps you've dieted to try to lose weight before. It probably didn't work. Maybe you tried an intense exercise regimen. Your results were probably mediocre.
The problem with crash diets and crazy-intense exercise programs is that they're an attack on your body. They stress your body so badly that it instinctively wants to store up more fat.
Most diets and workout routines ignore the fact that the body generally doesn't burn fat for energy unless it feels like it has to. Your metabolism has to be tweaked, or all the healthy meals and physical activity in the world will be pointless.
You can find success with this kind of metabolism-enhancing program if diet and exercise has not helped you shed pounds or fat.
If you feel sluggish and unmotivated, or even depressed, when faced with tasks that require physical effort, you can benefit from a good metabolic makeover.
You may want to talk to your doctor before transforming your metabolism, especially if you're diabetic.
Here's What It Is And What It Promises
This 4-phase metabolism enhancement program claims to overhaul a woman's metabolism to promote weight loss, muscle tone and improve her overall sense of well-being in 12 weeks.
I'm on board so far.
It supposedly works by combining a low-carb diet with a special exercise regimen that is synced with each individual woman's hormone cycle.
I wouldn't call it an exercise plan, because it only involves about 45 minutes of exercise per week.
It's not really a diet either, because the results don't depend solely on a specific dietary plan.
It's similar to other metabolism-based health plans created by Dr Jade Teta, like Metabolic Prime and Metabolic Aftershock, but this one has been specially developed for women.
Sorry guys, this one isn't for you. It won't work with your hormones.
Purchase includes membership in the online program, which includes all of the workouts on video, and a secret Facebook support group. Everything is online.
The membership also comes with a progress tracker and nutrition guide, to name a couple of the useful tools you get.
I'll get into much more detail about what you get in the next section, which outlines all of the features and benefits.
The Program In Breadth And Depth
I like to know what I'm getting into before I jump.
I'm not going to give you a gilded overview. I'm going to get into details that no other website can, because no other site has been able to get as good a look inside as I have.
The Metabolic Renewal Quiz
This is the starting point.
The purpose of this multi-choice questionnaire is to determine your hormone type. I'm a type 1.
Yes, it gets pretty personal. Expect to answer questions about how regular your menstrual cycle is, what your most common PMS symptoms are, what kind of flow you have or when you entered menopause. Take your time and be as accurate as possible. Your hormone type determines the details of your personal program.
Other questions, which are just as important for program customization, are about your expectations. You'll specify how much weight you want to lose, how quickly you want see results and so on.
As soon as you complete the Metabolic Renewal Quiz, you'll be given an opportunity to watch a short video about the program. Watch it. At the end, you'll get a discount code for a program personalized for you according to the results of your quiz.
Watch The Welcome Video
I was sceptical about how Dr Teta, this big manly guy, could be an expert on women's health.
In this video, he explains how he became so knowledgeable on the subject. I'm not easily taken in by smooth talkers. Well, Teta isn't a smooth talker. He comes across as sincere and genuinely caring.
Start With The Quick Start Guide
This short guide gives you a bit of a head start. I like that because I'm the type of person who likes to get started right away.
This isn't something you'll download, skim through once and never think about again. It's a reference that you'll go back to once in a while.
There are no strict calorie and fat restrictions. You must, however, really watch your carb intake. This is especially crucial during the beginning.
The reason behind this is simple. When carbs aren't burned as energy right away, they turn into fat. This is true of both simple and complex carbs. Simple carbs, like sugars and starches, should be avoided as much as possible.
One of the great things about this program's diet is that it's OK to screw up sometimes. This isn't Atkins. In fact, your success doesn't totally hinge on avoiding certain foods. That's great, because I have to have real sugar in my coffee.
You're encouraged to eat lean, high-protein, low-fat food in moderation. But that's true of most diets.
You're not expected to starve. In fact, starving yourself only causes your body to panic, thinking that there's a food shortage or something, and store as much fat as possible.
So how do you know what to eat and what to avoid? It's simple. You follow your nutritional guide. It's customized for you, like everything else in the program, based off of your hormone type and other factors determined by your quiz.
A meal plan is included. You don't have to weigh anything unless you want to be really strict about it. I'm not going to weigh anything, except myself.
You actually don't even have to follow the Metabolic Renewal Meal Plan if you don't want to. Stick to your custom nutrition guide as much as possible, though.
I can't wait to try some of these recipes. I won't promise that your recipes will look as good as mine because I have no idea what kind of recipes will be in your meal plan. From what I'm seeing in mine, cooking skills aren't that crucial. You should be able to make awesome meals as long as you have at least a nodding acquaintance with your kitchen.
There aren't many vegetarian recipes in my plan. I'm not vegetarian, but you might be. If so, it wouldn't be horribly difficult to do some substitutions. These are mainly protein-based meals, so you can do egg in place of chicken and tofu instead of beef. Stock up on beans and lentils is you're vegan.
Take special care if you have diabetes. I'd definitely get with my doctor first if my blood sugar was hard to control.
One thing I really like about this meal plan is its inclusion of snacks and extra meals. That's not a typo. I said “extra meals.” They're not for everyone, but some women actually do better by having smaller, more frequent protein intakes.
You'll burn calories during the workouts, but that's not really the point of them.
The whole idea behind this program is you're going to reset your metabolism so your body burns its fuel more efficiently. The workouts train your body to burn fat and build muscle even while it's at rest.
You're not going to be jogging or running on a treadmill for an hour a day. To be honest, I couldn't do that if I had to.
Each phase has three basic workouts: A, B and C. Of course, these workouts are tailored to your hormone profile, body type and other particulars. There's also a “burnout,” which is like a five-minute all-out grand finale to the workout. After that, you take a walk to cool down.
Here's the thing that may surprise you. The actual exercise lasts only 15 minutes. If you want to go longer, you can. But you don't have to. The program is built around 15-minute bursts of activity performed three times per week.
Three times per week? Yeah, I had to double-check that. It's true. A short walk is necessary every day as well, but the steps you normally take throughout the day count. I'm going to get a good pedometer before I actually start the program.
So you got three exercise days per week. What about your days off? You walk. How long you walk depends on your customized regimen, but it's going to be less than you'd think. The main point of walking is to preserve the changes made to your metabolism during the intense exercise on the other three days.
I did say intense. You don't pace yourself. You go as hard as you can for those 15 minutes. This is key. If you can't keep up with Dr Teta, that's fine. It doesn't look like I'll be able to match him either.
What if he's pushing you to do five reps, but you can only do three? That's fine. As long as you are pushing yourself to your limit, you're succeeding!
Now, your going to look at others in the secret Facebook group who are keeping up with Teta, and you may feel bad. Just wait. Everyone gets a to a point during this 12 weeks where they “hit the wall.” That's the point.
Now let's take a quick look at the four phases.
Phase 1: Weeks 1-3
All of your hormones are supposed to work together. They're probably not right now.
This phase brings all of your hormones back into balance and harmony. This is important because hormones have a direct impact on your metabolism.
As your hormones are getting back on track, you'll experience a surge in metabolism.
The exercise during this phase is meant to limber you up and condition you for the ever-increasing intensity of the exercise in the coming weeks.
Phase 2: Weeks 4-6
Now that you are in better condition and your metabolism is enhanced, it's time to teach your body's cells the difference between carbs and fat.
Notmally, you want simple energy, like sugar and startch when you're hungry. That's your body telling you it's out of fuel. You need a fix.
The nutrition and exercise in this phase enhances the hormones that tell your cells what to burn: fat or carbs.
You'll notice that you have more energy and a better mood sometime during these weeks. Your body chemistry is returning to its intended balance.
Phase 3: Weeks 7-9
By now, you're more energetic, in a better mood and able to push yourself much further in the workouts.
The big thing during this phase is weight loss. Your body is ready to burn fat like it hasn't in years or even decades.
When you took your quiz, you answered a specific question: What part of your body do you want to lose the most fat from? Your going to notice fat loss in this area first.
Phase 4: Weeks 10-12
Your metabolism is humming, you're confident, you're in much better shape physically and mentally and you are ready to ratchet up your human growth hormone levels.
HGH promotes lean muscle in women the same way that testosterone promotes bulky muscles in men. It's the final key that will see you through all of your weight-loss and fitness goals.
You own the program. You still have access to all of your tools. If you haven't met your fitness goals, work through the program again. You'll be amazed at how much easier and more enjoyable the workouts are the second time around.
If you've met your goals, continue your sensible diet and moderate exercise regimen. If you need to jump back on the program, go ahead and do it again.
The Metabolic Roadmap
This book goes into all the details about how hormones affect your weight, body mass index, general firmness and state of mind. It's included with the lrogram, of course, but the audio version does cost a little extra.
I like to learn about stuff as I do it. If I'm going to revamp my metabolism through hormonal pathways, I'd love to see how it works!
Your Female Transformation Tracker
Every week, you track your progress. Then it's always there to inspire and motivate you. What a great way to build confidence and self-esteem!
Two unique parameters are tracked before your eyes: hormonal balance and body shape. You can share your progress in the Facebook group to.inspire others, if you want to.
Here's The Online Chatter
I picked-up some tweets from people who have followed the Metabolic Renewal program. The only complaint I found is that there are some up-sells.
This is true, but they are not a necessity. The version I display here is the program without options or up-sell addons. If something peaks your interest go for it. If not, no loss.
Patricia Stephens sums up the exercise pretty well.
Julie Clark loves the treats on her meal plan. I like mine too!
Keep jumping, Elsie. It's feel-good exercise!
Oddly enough, all metabolism enhancement programs I could find that seem worthwhile have also been pioneered by Dr Teta.
Let's check a few out.
Metabolic Prime vs. renewal
This one is geared mostly toward men, but it'll work for women too. Hormones do not factor into each individual routine. The program is broken down into four phases, with each one becoming more intense.
This isn't for anyone who can't stick to a strict diet.
Here's some key differences between Prime and Renewal:
Female hormonal cycle isn't a factor
Geared more toward revving metabolism and building muscle
Hormonal cycle plays a key role in building the personalized program
Geared toward balancing metabolism and building lean muscle
Metabolic Aftershock vs renewal
This is a nine-week program, split into three phases, that quickly jacks up your metabolism.
It focuses on one type of hormone, catecholamines. They are present in men and women and signal the body to burn fat. The exercises are intense, but much like Renewal, you aren't expected to push yourself beyond your limits.
This is more for people who want quick results. Renewal is better for women, in my opinion, because it works with our hormones.
Here are the differences between Aftershock and Renewal:
Focuses on one set of gas-burning hormones
Scant nutritional guidance
Integrates many female hormones into the program formulation
Fairly detailed nutritional guidelines
Metabolic Meals For Life
This isn't a program. It's a book full of information on how to boost your metabolism and recipes to help you prepare some awesome gas-burning meals.
If you do any program here, especially Renewal, you'll love this book. You'll use it for years to help keep your metabolism up and the fat off.
This book is good for anyone who wants to lose weight, get into shape and stay healthy.
Metabolic Renewal – My Final Take
I hope you've found my Metabolic Renewal review to be helpful and informative. This program combines a sensible low-carb diet and scientifically formulated exercise routine with what amounts to non-invasive, gentle female hormone re-balancing. There's nothing else like it.
It's time to get fit and healthy. Are you with me? If so, click here and give it a go. Be sure to come back here and leave a comment so others can hear about your experience too!