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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (January 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061834890
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061834899
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“At last! Jade and Keoni not only blast the myth of aerobic exercise for fat loss but give you the science to understand the right way to eat and exercise to turn your body into a fat burning machine.” (J.J. Virgin, nutritionist to Dr. Phil and author of The Art of Losing It)

“Refreshing to see a book based on science and what really works to help people change their bodies for the long term. With this book more people will learn the secrets behind achieving the body they want. The New ME Diet will get people moving and their metabolism revving.” (Rachel Cosgrove, Bestselling author of The Female Body Breakthrough)

“This cutting-edge, biochemically innovative book is the missing link in my nutrition practice.” (Esther Blum, MS, RD, CDN, CNS, author of Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous and Secrets of Gorgeous)

“More than just a diet, this complete nutrition and exercise system will finally unlock the door to a leaner, stronger, fitter body. If you’ve been looking for something that incorporates the most effective cutting edge tips, tricks and techniques for dropping fat in a hurry... this is it!” (Christian Finn, MSc)

Top 10 Notable New Diet Book (Time magazine)

From the Back Cover

Holistic physicians, biochemists, and personal trainers Jade Teta and Keoni Teta have created a diet and exercise program that jump-starts your stalled metabolism. More than ten thousand people have learned to lose weight smarter by not working harder with The Metabolic Effect Diet, and now you can too.

  • Create a personalized diet plan that supports your best hormonal balance and turns you into a fat burner.
  • Fight hunger and cravings with five to six meals a day and a Reward Meal each week.
  • Perform rest-based weight-training exercises (hybrids) requiring only a pair of light weights and three thirty-minute sessions per week—and burn fat even while you rest!

Stop counting calories and start losing weight with The Metabolic Effect Diet

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This is great information in an easy to read format.
Robert C. Hayes
This book is a must read for anyone looking to make a change in their bodies, their life, their health and to spend less time in the gym.
Vicki Stewart
I'd recommend it for anyone who wonders why they're stuck in any weight loss or exercise rut.
Cynthia S Moore

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473 of 533 people found the following review helpful By emma force on June 17, 2010
Most of the reviews I've read here read like advertisements for this book and diet plan. I understand that the authors would like a groundswell of support and Amazon is a good way to begin this, but the reviews here are likely not reflective of what you'd hear from your average reader and user of this plan.

There is very little (perhaps nothing, actually) that is new in this book. Have you ever read a diet book that directs you to eat several small meals spaced out during the day, not to eat too close to bed time, to eat fruit, vegetables and lean meats, and walk 30-60 minutes per day with a few weight-lifting work outs a week? You have? Well, so have I, and you'll read that advice again in this book.

As in most diet books, the authors walk you through basic metabolism and basic nutrition. They write about hormones. It's nothing that hasn't been outlined in other diet books many times over. Overall I've found that diet books tend to focus on the parts of biochemistry and nutrition that most closely match the plan they are promoting. This book is no different.

After taking a questionnaire you are given a general grouping of your metabolic type and directed to a diet that contains more or less of the same ingredients in slightly altered quantities from each other. It's a fairly boring diet plan overall - no surprises, you can imagine how many ways lean meats can be combined with fruit and veg and "acceptable fats", can't you? South Beach would tell you similar things, as would Weight Watchers and probably countless others. There are some cheat meals - again, similar to other diet plans I've read. Cheat, but cheat smart. You've heard that before as well most likely.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By C. Ly on March 26, 2010
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I discovered about ME at my gym and came accross their website when I was searching information on it. Lo and behold, it was the best move I have ever done. I thought I have always been fit and ate somewhat healthy. Little did I know, my "healthy" definition of eating was totally different from the ME lifestyle. After reading all of the articles from the ME website, I was convinced that I needed to reasses my diet. I got rid of the rice, pasta, sugar, salt, and fat. And I immediately dropped 15 (from 125 to 110 lbs) lbs within three weeks. I started noticing my waist, my face, and my thighs getting smaller. People started noticing the difference on my body. It's been almost three months that I have been doing the ME excercise and ME diet and I am a true believer! I am proud to say that I am a lot stronger (I can do 5 pull ups straight compare to only one at a time, and can do at least 50 push ups). Over all, I feel so much healthier and stronger. Thanks Jade and Keoni!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Sue on July 5, 2012
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The promise on the cover is no lie. Metabolic Effect lifestyle has been a game changer for me.

This is a terrific book with lots of helpful information at many levels. I have read portions again and again as I work through this process. I have lost 15 pounds and 4% body fat points over the past six months after almost a decade of eating the wrong foods for me, overexercising, and slowly losing muscle and gaining 20 lbs of fat(which is almost gone!). A huge bonus for me is that for the first time since I was very young I do not suffer from chronic migraine headaches.

I think the title should be changed to "Metabolic Effect Lifestyle" but perhaps that would deter distribution. I am 54 years old, which adds to the testimony of the helpfulness of the information in this book. I found a Metabolic Effect exercise class and trainer at my gym and that has been extremely helpful too. Assistance is advised in the book and is available through online trainers also, through the Metabolic Effect website.

I am completely baffled by the the poor review saying there is no new information here and the ME plan is just like Weight Watchers and other programs. I could not disagree more. I am so happy that ME found its way into my existence. Weight Watchers inspired and then failed me numerous times and "Eat to Live" was slowly turning my body into fat for lack of protein while I felt constantly hungry, sick and tired.

Get this book and find a good class, or use the online assistance, and I imagine you can find success for yourself too.

Good luck!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Erika Morgan on June 26, 2013
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I love the approach to hormones, exercise, and food in this book. It really helped me to view all of these as just methods of communication within the body. It took the confusion out and I was simply able learn how I was communicating inside. I didn't understood some of the key connections between hormones and food/exercise and I KNEW there were things I was missing there. Time after time, my searches to find someone who addressed these issues came up empty. Since reading this book, I feel more in tune with my body. The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because, as a holistic nutritionist, I disagree somewhat with the point of view portrayed in the book on whole foods and healthy fats. Low fat is touted as beneficial still and I thought we all wised up to the fact that it's modern day processed fats (and foods) that are the bane of society, not fat in general. Grass fed fats, extra virgin organic coconut oil, and others like these are, in my humble opinion, essential to a balanced way of living. However, no big deal because I have just tweaked certain food choices to fit what I know is best for me. Now it works like a charm! Thanks to the author for searching out the connection and then integrating the information on hormones, food, and exercise.
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