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The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type
     

The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type

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by Scott Rigden
 

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Atkins, the Zone, the South Beach Diet, good carbs, bad carbs, the liquid diet--anyone with a serious weight problem has probably tried (and failed) to use one of these diets to lose weight. And it's not their fault.
Everyone has a unique body type and corresponding metabolism, and because we are all different, there is no one "miracle diet" for everybody. Dr.

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Atkins, the Zone, the South Beach Diet, good carbs, bad carbs, the liquid diet--anyone with a serious weight problem has probably tried (and failed) to use one of these diets to lose weight. And it's not their fault.
Everyone has a unique body type and corresponding metabolism, and because we are all different, there is no one "miracle diet" for everybody. Dr. Scott Rigden has twenty years of experience as a weight loss specialist in Arizona where he also runs a successful weight loss clinic. Over the years, he has discovered that people can be divided into five different metabolic types. Each type has a corresponding plan of specific dietary and lifestyle habits that make weight loss work.

The author provides quizzes and questionnaires that help readers determine their metabolic type. In each chapter devoted to that type, he gives dietary, exercise, supplement and medicine advice complete with glossaries and case studies. He also includes a chapter on emotional eating and one on how to prepare mentally for weight loss and recipes.

Find out why you can't lose weight using conventional diets and, using the guidelines in this book, jump-start your metabolism and experience safe, permanent weight loss

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Library Journal

One of only a few bariatric doctors to be named as a fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Rigden here presents a fresh view of the plight of the chronically overweight person by describing in detail five common yet rarely diagnosed metabolic issues that plague a significant percentage of those who are obese. He shares important insights about carbohydrate sensitivity, the metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, food hypersensitivities, and weight gain related to impaired liver problems. Each section of his book contains a screening questionnaire to help readers determine their particular issues as well as nutritional and behavioral advice on dealing with each metabolic type. Case stories illustrate the concept that everyone has unique metabolism and body-type combinations that require specific diets, supplements, and exercise in order to achieve one's best state of health. An insightful chapter on addressing emotional eating and a small appendix of recipes round out the book. Recommended for public libraries and any library with a holistic medicine collection.
—Crystal Renfro

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"One of only a few bariatric doctors to be named as a fellow of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, Rigden here presents a fresh view of the plight of the chronically overweight person by describing in detail five common yet rarely diagnosed metabolic issues that plague a significant percentage of those who are obese. He shares important insights about carbohydrate sensitivity, the metabolic syndrome, hormonal imbalances, food hypersensitivities, and weight gain related to impaired liver problems. Each section of his book contains a screening questionnaire to help readers determine their particular issues as well as nutritional and behavioral advice on dealing with each metabolic type. Case stories illustrate the concept that everyone has unique metabolism and body-type combinations that require specific diets, supplements, and exercise in order to achieve one's best state of health. An insightful chapter on addressing emotional eating and a small appendix of recipes round out the book. Recommended for public libraries and any library with a holistic medicine collection." — Library Journal, Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib. & Information Ctr., Atlanta

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897935517
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
560,960
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Scott Rigden, M.D. practices medicine in Chandler, Arizona, where he specializes in weight-loss management (bariatrics) and nutritional approaches to chronic illness. His long-standing professional interest in obesity began with his own weight struggles as a child and teen, when he had to lose 65 pounds. After graduating cum laude from Cornell University, he completed his medical studies at St. Louis University Medical School and the Family Practice residency program at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan. During this time, Dr. Rigden published original research on the long-term medical consequences of the small bowel bypass surgery procedure for weight loss.
In addition to maintaining his busy practice, Dr. Rigden has presented many classes and seminars to lay people and fellow professionals on obesity and related topics. He has published numerous articles and is the author of "Take It Off -- the Weight Workbook."
The American Society of Bariatric Physicians honored him as one of 15 recipients in its 50-year history with the designation of Fellow for his excellence in the field of Bariatrics. Dr. Rigden also earned the honor of being named HealthComm Researcher of the Year for his work on chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. He is a pioneer in the emerging field of functional medicine, a medical discipline that emphasizes integration of the whole person and nutritional biochemistry. Dr. Rigden received the Institute of Functional Medicine Outstanding Contribution Award. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Board of Family Practice and a Diplomate of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine.

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Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a yoyo dieter, who successfullly loses 40+ pounds of excess weight, keeps it off for a few years, and slowly regains all that I have lost. I have seen numerous physicians, tried Weight Watchers, Medifast, the Diabetic diet, and most the popular diets of the last 20-30 years. They work for a time. WHY? I am not a binge eater, nor a closet eater, nor eat enormous quantities of food per day. FINALLY, a DOCTOR WHO SPECIALIZES IN UNHEALTHY OBERSITY has helped me understand WHY I have so much trouble with my weight.
It was as if a light bulb kept flashing when I thought honestly about myself and my wiehgt problems, and as I took the quizzes and read this experienced bariatric specialist's 5 metabolic syndrome types. Have I read some of the information before? Yes. But, in a realistic manner, Dr. Rigden explains the entirety of obesity syndrome, and the pros and cons of popular diets and melds the good into a manageable plan that will work.
I KNOW THIS. In three months, I have progressed though the recommendations in the book following the suggestions for insulin resistance, taken a good hard look at myself, my eating patterns, and physical activity, and have followed the diet. I eliminated sugar, and flour, and am forgiving myself the foods I do not like and do not want to eat, and the occasional flub. I have lost 28 pounds in about three months. I was able to follow the diet through Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Was it hard? Not really.
No diet or exercise program is ever a miracle, and I have searched for it. For me, this book is like going to a doctor who has worked with, labored beside and participated in his patients' successes and failures until he found a solution to their obesity. He wants to helo me.
A valuable tidbit that I wish to mention is that he feels his patients' pain - he TELLS US that he had a significant long term weight problem that he struggled with and conquered. He has had the experience of gaining and losing, and working though the emotions that are attached to your self-esteem when you are obese. He has spent a career helping people he can identify with, and in my point of view, this book is a culmination of this experience, and the desire to help others conquer these obesity problems and become healthy, active human beings.

Good luck! I am -28 and counting!
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