Metabolic diet example

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The following indications are for informational purposes EXCLUSIVELY and are not intended to replace the opinion of professionals such as a doctor, nutritionist or dietician, whose intervention is necessary for the prescription and composition of PERSONALIZED food therapies.


Metabolic Diet

The metabolic diet is a slimming system designed by Dr. Mauro di Pasquale, an Italian-Canadian doctor.
The fundamental principle of the metabolic diet is that of the conversion of use of energy substrates; Dr. Di Pasquale states that the metabolic efficiency of lipid oxidation (responsible for weight loss) essentially depends on the individual's nutritional habits. In practice, by eating mainly sugars you mainly burn carbohydrates, while by feeding more on fat it is possible to draw more from the lipid reserves; this mechanism (according to Pasquale) depends on the variability of cellular enzymes which, depending on the diet, the blood concentrations of the two substrates and their availability, increases the presence of the enzymatic pool dedicated to B-oxidation to the detriment of the one responsible for use of carbohydrates.
Without going into criticisms or reflections on the matter, let's just remember that there are experimental bases in favor of this physiological principle but, as often happens, they are incomplete or only partially acceptable.


System of the metabolic diet

The metabolic diet is a system that differs into 2 specific phases:


  • Evaluation phase: lasts a maximum of 14 days; goal: to establish the right amount of carbohydrates for the subject
  • Metabolic Diet Phase: it is indefinite; goal: metabolic transformation.

Trial phase: the evaluation phase, if successful, lasts only 14 days. It develops with 12 days of sugar discharge and 12-48 hours of recharging; respecting subjectivity, this phase aims at identifying the right amount of carbohydrates in the diet, that is the minimum tolerable weight. The Metabolic system suggests starting with the minimum amount, that is 30g, which if sufficient can also be maintained in the Diet phase; in case of symptoms attributable to carbohydrate depletion (mood disorders, nervousness, decrease in muscle efficiency, etc.), it may be appropriate to gradually increase it (eg 3g at a time) until psycho-physical well-being is achieved. CAUTION! di Pasquale recalls that some physical complications could be attributable to the lack of salt rather than that of carbohydrates, therefore it is suggested to meet the needs by means of specific food supplements.
At the end of the 12 days of unloading, a maximum of 2 days of sugar recharge follow, in which the diet is replenished with the carbohydrate content; the recharging period varies from 12 to 48 hours, respecting the subjective tendency to abuse food and the predisposition to insulin changes.
NB. The test phase must be repeated until the right subjective carbohydrate fraction is identified.
Metabolic Diet Phase: this is the period in which the rewards of a good test phase will be reaped; it is open-ended and also differs into 2 blocks: 5 days of discharge (with carbohydrate content equal to what was previously identified) and 2 days of recharge, in the nutritional percentages suggested by Pasquale, to be cycled repeatedly and without interruptions.
The nutritional breakdown proposed by the Metabolic Diet is different in the unloading and recharging days, respectively:




Nutrition breakdown in UNLOADING
Lipids 50-60%
Protein 30-50%
carbohydrates About 30g
Nutrition breakdown in RECHARGE
carbohydrates 35-55%
Lipids 25-40%
Protein 15-30%

Controversies of the Metabolic Diet

The Metabolic Diet is contestable from many points of view; However, it is not the aim of the article to criticize or bring to the reader's attention ALL the weaknesses of the strategy, in any case, for ethical correctness I consider it essential to remember the most important ones:

  • The Metabolic Diet requires a general hematochemical-hormonal analytical control before starting it; this is clearly a decline in responsibilities in case of illness or illness, as well as a tacit consent to the fact that the Metabolic Diet is potentially stressful for the body
  • The Metabolic Diet is hyperprotein, hypoglycemic, hyperlipidic and ketogenic ... with all the associated complications!
  • The Metabolic Diet does NOT provide for the calculation of caloric needs and relies on the subject's sense of hunger; in my opinion, if the people in question had the right perception of appetite, they would not be overweight
  • The Metabolic Diet is low in fiber, mineral salts, vitamins and antioxidants deriving from fruit, vegetables, cereals and legumes; for this reason, it needs the support of a constant and well thought-out dietary supplement.

Useful supplements in the metabolic diet

As anticipated, the Metabolic Diet is low in fiber, mineral salts (especially potassium and magnesium), some vitamins (especially ascorbic acid and β-carotene) and antioxidants (especially phenolic compounds), without considering other useful molecules such as phytosterols and prebiotics. To comply with subjective needs, it is therefore advisable to consult a doctor in order to establish the right doses of:



  • Multivitamin and saline supplement with antioxidants, better if dissociated into 2 or 3 different products
  • Dietary fiber supplement, such as: bran, guar gum, karaya, psyllium, agar agar, glucomannan, pectin etc.

Metabolic Diet: an example

NB. Dr. Di Pasquale suggests not using the calorie count to establish the food portions BUT to rely on the sense of appetite; on the other hand, to facilitate the presentation of a specific case, I am in a position to use a traditional energy estimate. In this way I can avoid "distorting" the Metabolic Diet and it will therefore be my concern NOT to provide a low calorie count, but a simple NORMAL calorie! (since the metabolic conversion and not the overall energy reduction "should be" facilitating weight loss). Furthermore, given the great subjectivity of tolerance to the hypoglucidic regimen, I am obliged to pretend that I have already identified a precise carbohydrate weight in the evaluation phase; therefore, in the following example a case of Metabolic Diet will be reported for a subject who boasts full tolerance to the MINIMUM diet of carbohydrates in the diet suggested by di Pasquale (even if, in practice, it is quite rare!).

  • Fertile woman working in catering who carries out infrequent Body-Building workouts (BIIO type).
Gender F
Age 48
Height cm 172
Wrist circumference cm 14,9
Constitution thin
Height / wrist 11,5
Morphological type Normolineo
Weight kg 66
Body mass index 22,3
Physiological body mass index desirable 19,3
Desirable physiological weight kg 57,1
Basal metabolism kcal 1326
Physical activity level coefficient 1,42
Energy expenditure kcal 1883
Diet Breakdown of UNLOADING days
Lipids 54% approximately 1016,8kcal 113g
Protein 40% approximately 753,2kcal 188,3g
Carbohydrates 6% 112,5kcal 30g
Diet Breakdown of RECHARGE days
Lipids 32% approximately 602,6kcal 67g
Protein About 23% 433,1kcal 108,3g
Carbohydrates 45 % 847,4kcal 226g
Breakfast 15% 282kcal
Snack 5% 94kcal
Lunch 40% 753kcal
Snack 5% 94kcal
Price 35% 660kcal

Example of a METABOLIC DIET PHASE: 5 days UNLOAD and 2 days REFILL; to face an EVALUATION phase it is sufficient to reproduce the discharge for 12 days instead of 5 days (as shown below), at the end of which 2 days of recharging will follow.



Metabolic Diet Example - Day 1 - DISCHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Whole cow's milk, 3,5% lipids 150ml, 90,0kcal
Egg (scrambled or omelette) 50g, 71,5kcal
Extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Pistachios 5g, 28,6kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Dried walnuts 15g, 91,8kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Chop, lean and fat (edible part) 350g, 595,0kcal
Zucchini 100g, 16,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
almonds 15g, 86,3kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Whole yogurt, with 3,5% lipids 150g, 91,5kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
Sea bass, various species (edible part) 450g, 436,5kcal
Fennel 100g, 31,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Hazelnuts 15g, 94,2kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 2 - DISCHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Whole cow's milk, 3,5% lipids 150ml, 90,0kcal
Egg (scrambled or omelette) 50g, 71,5kcal
Extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Hazelnuts 5g, 31,4kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Pistachios 15g, 85,7kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Beef fillet 400g, 592,0kcal
Melanzane 100g, 23,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Dried walnuts 15g, 91,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Whole yogurt, with 3,5% lipids 150g, 91,5kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
sea ​​bream 450g, 450,0kcal
Spinaci 100g, 24,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
almonds 15g, 86,3kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 3 - DISCHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Whole cow's milk, 3,5% lipids 150ml, 90,0kcal
Egg (scrambled or omelette) 50g, 71,5kcal
Extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
almonds 5g, 28,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Hazelnuts 15g, 94,2kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Cow ricotta, from whole milk 300g, 522,0kcal
carrots 100g, 41,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Pistachios 15g, 85,7kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Whole yogurt, with 3,5% lipids 150g, 91,5kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
Sea bass, various species (edible part) 230g, 471,5kcal
Offer 100g, 19,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Dried walnuts 15g, 91,8kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 4 - DISCHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Whole cow's milk, 3,5% lipids 150ml, 90,0kcal
Egg (scrambled or omelette) 50g, 71,5kcal
Extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Dried walnuts 5g, 30,6kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
almonds 15g, 28,8kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Capon or castrated chicken, meat and skin 250g, 585,0kcal
Carciofi 100g, 47,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Hazelnuts 15g, 94,2kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Whole yogurt, with 3,5% lipids 150g, 91,5kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
Yellow fin tuna fillet 400g, 432,0kcal
Endive or Belgian salad 100g, 17,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Pistachios 15g, 85,7kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 5


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Whole cow's milk, 3,5% lipids 150ml, 90,0kcal
Egg (scrambled or omelette) 50g, 71,5kcal
Extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Pistachios 5g, 28,6kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Dried walnuts 15g, 91,8kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Cod 550g, 451,0kcal
Broccoli 100g, 31,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 20g, 180,0kcal
almonds 15g, 86,3kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Whole yogurt, with 3,5% lipids 150g, 91,5kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
Pecorino cheese 120g, 464,4kcal
Orange tomatoes 100g, 16,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 10g, 90,0kcal
Hazelnuts 15g, 94,2kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 6 - RECHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Skimmed cow's milk, 2,0% lipids 250ml, 125,0kcal
Rusks 30g, 127,8kcal
Jam, with a little sugar 25g, 44,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Apple, with peel 200g, 104,0kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Semolina pasta 100g, 324,0kcal
Tomato Sauce 100g, 42,0kcal
Parmesan 10g, 39,2kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 30g, 270,0kcal
Zucchini 200g, 32,0kcal
Whole grain bread 25g, 60,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Skimmed yogurt 150g, 84,0kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
Sea bass, various species (edible part) 300g, 294,0kcal
Melanzane 200g, 48,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 30g, 270,0kcal
Whole grain bread 25g, 60,8kcal

Metabolic Diet Example - Day 7 - RECHARGE


Breakfast 15% kcal TOT
Skimmed cow's milk, 2,0% lipids 250ml, 125,0kcal
Rusks 30g, 127,8kcal
Jam, with a little sugar 25g, 44,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Orange 200g, 126,0kcal
Pranzo 40% kcal DEAD
Brown rice 80g, 289,6kcal
Fresh champignons 100g, 22,0kcal
Parmesan 10g, 39,2kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 30g, 270,0kcal
Spinaci 200g, 46,0kcal
Whole grain bread 25g, 60,8kcal
Spuntino 05% kcal DEAD
Skimmed yogurt 150g, 84,0kcal
Cena 35% kcal DEAD
sea ​​bream 300g, 270,0kcal
Fennel 200g, 66,0kcal
Total extra virgin olive oil 30g, 270,0kcal
Whole grain bread 25g, 60,8kcal

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