Metabolism Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)


The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type is the creation of weight loss specialist Dr. Scott Rigden.

Rigden believes that people can be categorized into five different metabolic types, each of which requires a specific dietary and lifestyle pattern in order to achieve and maintain their ideal weight.

The Ultimate Metabolism Diet Basics

ultimate-metabolism-dietRigden guides readers through the process of determining their metabolic type. A chapter in the book is devoted to each type and provides specific advice regarding diet, exercise, nutritional supplements, and medical information that will enable you to maximize weight loss in accordance with your unique needs.

Rigden outlines the five different metabolic disorders that can interfere with the ability to lose weight.

    1. Carbohydrate Sensitivity
    2. Metabolic Syndrome
    3. Hormonal Imbalances
    4. Food Hypersensitivity
    5. Liver Detoxification/Chronic Illness

Each metabolic type includes examples of actual case histories that will assist in your ability to determine which category you fit into.

Rigden also addresses the issue of emotional eating and gives advice on how to mentally prepare for weight loss. He discusses the five “P’s” of successful weight management, which include patience, persistence, planning, positive thinking, and perspiration.

Recommended Foods

Raw and lightly cooked low starch vegetables, low glycemic fruits, nonfat cottage cheese, nonfat plain yogurt, lean meat and poultry, raw nuts, olive oil, legumes, whole grain bread, protein shakes, avocado, salmon, eggs, Ryvita crackers, brown rice, sweet potato.

Sample Diet Plan

This is an example of the diet plan for Metabolic Syndrome.


Protein shake

Morning Snack

1 pear
8 walnut halves


¾ cup black bean soup
3 oz turkey breast
1 slice 7 grain bread
1 teaspoon canola mayonnaise
Lettuce and sliced tomato
¾ cup low fat cottage cheese

Afternoon Snack

Protein shake
15 cherries


3 oz broiled salmon
1 cup steamed spinach
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 small baked sweet potato
Large mixed salad

Evening Snack

1/3 cup salsa
1 cucumber
½ cup raw green beans
Sliced red pepper

Look for other healthy meal ideas here.

Exercise Recommendations

Specific exercise recommendations vary depending on which metabolic type the dieter is categorized as. All dieters are advised to engage in daily walking to promote weight loss and improved health.

Costs and Expenses

The Ultimate Metabolism Diet: Eat Right for Your Metabolic Type retails at $15.95.


  • Speaks to those who have had limited success with conventional approaches to weight loss.
  • Provides information specifically related to heart disease, diabetes, thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, polycystic ovary syndrome and food allergy.
  • Takes into account individual variations that may impact on the ability to lose weight.
  • Discusses how some prescription medications can result in weight gain and how to solve this problem.
  • Addresses the issue of emotional eating.
  • Includes meal plans and recipes.


  • Quite restrictive, eliminates a wide variety of foods and may be difficult to eat out.
  • May require more time to be spent on food preparation.
  • May require the use of supplements and medical food replacement powders, which could be expensive.
  • Includes a lot of medical terminology, which may overwhelm some readers.


The Ultimate Metabolism will appeal most to dieters who have attempted to lose weight by following a more healthy lifestyle yet have failed to achieve their desired results. It provides a more individualized approach that is likely to assist dieters when their ability to lose weight is complicated by other health issues.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • jan

    Tried EVERYTHING……….cant wait to try this,wish me luck.

  • Pat

    This diet realy works. It makes you realise you don’t need large amonts of foof to exist. You need to eat wisely. Its good.

  • mavin

    First time doing this. hoping to get serious results soon

  • Lindsey

    I am Dr. Rigden’s Nurse in his Chandler Arizona clinic….

    This plan works for new moms, working people who are busy and people who think dieting is TOO hard to do. He advocates that this is NOT a DIET but re-educating yourself on how to feed yourself for your type and your own issues. He knows the emotional side of healthy eating VERY well! Try it out, it will work if you are willing to work it!

  • Cheryl

    I love this plan. But I believe it’s one God should get credit for. If God didn’t make it don’t eat it. Satan made diet drinks by the way.

    • ted

      Yeah ok lol

  • Raynika Battle

    Wonder if it works for new moms

  • doreen

    i would like to boost my metabolism while im using duromine wat can i do or eat

  • ryan

    wow this diet is th best

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