Master Your Metabolism
Does It Allow for Dietary Restrictions or Preferences?
Vegetarian or vegan: Protein is an important component of this diet -- it’s recommended that you eat it with a carb and healthy fat in every meal and snack. If you don't eat meat, you can include protein substitutes like legumes and nuts.
Low-fat diet: Trans fats and hydrogenated fats are banned from this diet. Healthy fats including avocados, olives, nuts, seeds, and fatty fish are encouraged.
Gluten-free: If you have a gluten sensitivity, you may do well on this diet, as prepackaged foods -- which are often chock-full of gluten -- are discouraged. You should be able to opt for gluten-free whole grains.
What Else You Should Know
Costs: None beyond your grocery shopping. Organic foods often cost more than nonorganic versions. On Michaels's web site, you can sign up to get personalized help losing weight for $4 per week.
Support: You can do this plan on your own. Michaels' web site has sample meal plans, motivational apps, and exercise videos.