The Metabolic Factor diet program is a new plan designed by Dr Jonny Bowden to transform your metabolism, so your body becomes a fat-burning machine in just 22 days. How does it work, is it flexible, and how does it relate to Jonny’s other programs? We’ll take a look in this review.
What Is The Metabolic Factor Diet?
In summary, the Metabolic Factor is based around a low carb diet with cheat meals. Cheat meals help to make the plan easier to stick to — any cravings you have can be satisfied, because you’ll be able to indulge them at one of your cheat meals.
With some other plans, you have to give up certain foods forever, which is tough, and can lead to people caving. But the Metabolic Factor is more of a carb cycling program, where anything goes — at certain times. This keeps the lid on indulgence while giving you an outlet for those pesky cravings. I found it helped a lot.
You’ll find two levels of the plan: Basic and Advanced. Both follow the same principles, but the Advanced plan ramps it up to another level. If you’re highly motivated, or if you don’t have much to lose but want to lose it fast, try Advanced. If you have a lot to lose, or are happy to lose it more slowly, the Basic level might suit you better. They’re compatible, so you can switch from one to the other at any time.
On the Basic plan, you can have anything at all for your cheat meals. Yes, anything! — at certain times. The timing of the cheat meals is vital, and they are meals, not whole evenings or days 😉
On the Advanced Metabolic Factor plan, Jonny Bowden advises limiting yourself to mostly healthy carbs at the cheat meals. But if you want, you can mix and match and have some cheat meals that are ‘advanced’ and others where you eat absolutely anything you fancy. I did that myself, and it worked for me.
Does The Metabolic Factor Work?
The previous version of this program was called New You in 22. I lost 9 pounds following it, which I was very happy with because I wasn’t very much over my target weight before starting. My experience is that the more weight you have to lose, the faster you will lose it.
I enjoyed the program, especially the cheat meals 😉
But even on the non-cheat days, I had plenty to eat. I didn’t get hungry and I loved the variety of the meals. One of the beauties of low carb diets is that protein and fat keep you feeling fuller for longer than carbs, so I often find I’m not even thinking about food between meals — which is quite something for me!
And by the way, if you already have New You In 22, you have all the basis of the program. You might still want to get the Metabolic Factor if you need new motivation, if you want the bonuses (including weekly coaching calls with Jonny Bowden), or if you’ve drifted off the plan and want to kickstart your weight loss again. Jonny has updated the plan for the Metabolic Factor but he knows “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”! And it ain’t broke, so he’s added tools and bonuses, without messing with the basic successful plan.
What You Get – Instant Download and/or Printed Books
I live in the UK, so I have the downloadable version. However, you can buy the Metabolic Factor printed books for the same price plus shipping — and you also get instant access to the downloadable version.
This means if you live anywhere in North America, where the shipping cost is low, you’ll probably want to get the printed books too. But whatever version you choose, you have instant access online, and can start right away.
Metabolic Factor Blueprint
The Metabolic Factor Blueprint explains every aspect of the plan. This includes research and the science behind the plan, plus step-by-step instructions for what you can eat and when (hint: timing is very important on this program), and everything else that you need to know, to start burning fat and losing weight.
The first part of the book explains the science behind low carb and carb cycling diets. It shows how burning fat instead of burning sugar can activate the hormones that help you to lose weight and have a trimmer body.
In the section 2, you’ll discover all about the different steps in the program. Results with the Metabolic Factor are not only a question of what you eat, although that is the most important. There are other steps including sleep, stress reduction, detox and exercise. But don’t stress about the exercise! There’s very little you have to do. On the Basic plan you can do only walking for your exercise.
THe third section is where you have all the details of the step-by-step plan to burn fat and lose weight for the best Metabolic Factor results. Then there’s a final chapter on what to do after the first 3 weeks, since this is at root a 22-day cycle.
Quick Start Guide
If you’re anything like me, you won’t want to wade through a lot of science and research before you start. You’ll want to get started right away! For that, turn to the Metabolic Factor Quick Start Guide. It’s just 11 pages, no fluff, giving you the exact steps to start the program.
When I started the plan I read the Quick Start Guide and went ahead with that right away, without reading the Blueprint until later. It was very clear and easy to follow.
The progress tracker is new! It gives you a way to track your fat loss from specific parts of your body – because it’s not about numbers on a scale, it’s about achieving a toned, attractive body that looks good in and out of clothes!
With the Metabolic Factor progress tracker, you’ll focus on the places where you most want to lose weight.
What You Can Eat On This Plan
Wondering what you can eat on this program? Not much experience with low carb? Jonny Bowden has you covered with a book of ‘10 minute meals’ — recipes that fit the plan, mostly taking just 10 minutes to prepare.
You also get a day-by-day meal plan to follow if you prefer to have everything prearranged for you.
Or, if you like inventing your own recipes, you can use the ‘roll your own’ section in the guide. Here you’ll find a list of all the best foods to include in your meals.
With the new Metabolic Factor program, you get a ton of bonuses that weren’t available before. These include:
Metabolic motivation emails from Jonny Bowden to keep your enthusiasm high. We all know that diets work if we can stick to them – it’s sticking to them that’s the issue! The email series should help with that.
Plus you get a booklet on IGF trigger foods, information on booster supplements, the 5 biggest exercise mistakes and probably the best of all, recorded coaching calls with Jonny Bowden. You’ll receive these weekly for 4 weeks and they could be a big factor in keeping you on track. I recommend listening to these as soon as they arrive each week, and taking notes. But you’ll have access to them later if you want.
Metabolic Factor Review Summary
To sum up my review of Dr Jonny Bowden’s Metabolic Factor diet program: it passes the 3 E’s test! I found it Easy, Enjoyable and Effective and I lost 9 pounds in a short time, following it.
Next, click on the link below to go to the official website where you can find out a lot more, including ‘before and after’ pictures of people who’ve followed the plan.