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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.


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Reviewed by Maryann Tomovich Jacobsen, MS, RD on December 17, 2013

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