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The Diet Solution Program – Day 24: Why Starvation Diets Don’t Work

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I’m nearing the close of day 24 on Isabel Del Los Rios’s The Diet Solution Program.

If you’ve missed any of my updates from the last 23 days you can get yourself all caught up by clicking here —> The Diet Solution Program Review.

I’m feeling pretty good, totally back on track after my diet snafoo from the weekend, and can’t wait to see how the scale has tipped this coming Monday.

Here’s what I ate today based on my metabolic type and the number of calories I should be eating, as determined by a quiz included in The Diet Solution Program:


Smoothie: banana, frozen raspberries, strawberries, spinach, gogi berries, cashew butter, pecans


2 free range eggs, 2 slices bacon


Greek yogurt from a local farm, banana, strawberries, almonds


Snap peas with butter (from grass fed cows), almonds, 2 tomatoes, 1/2 avocado (I didn’t really have a plan for dinner so I sort of just ate as I went. Weird, I know.

But I just don’t need anything else. My body is getting what it needs so it isn’t craving anything! Feeling satisfied is absolutely liberating, my friends.

Today, I am going to share with you the final part of my interview with Isabel Del Los Rios where we touch upon metabolic typing for fat loss, why fat burning pills don’t work, and why starving ourselves won’t work either.

So, here’s the last part of my interview with Isabel……


Susan Campbell: In your program, you talk about good dairy and bad dairy. Any tip you can provide before I buy any more dairy?

Isabel Del Los Rios: Dairy is one of the leading reasons most people can not lose weight or, worse yet, are constantly gaining weight. The shocking truth about dairy is that it is only healthy in its raw form. All of the pasteurized dairy in the supermarkets today are really keeping people fat and making them fatter. Besides the countless amount of research that has been done showing us how healthy raw dairy is, the proof is really in the thousands of people and children that are overweight or obese and drinking several glasses of pasteurized milk each day.

Susan Campbell: Eating organic food is really expensive. Is it worth the extra cost or completely over rated? Will it really make a difference in building muscle faster and losing fat quicker?

Isabel Del Los Rios: The answer to this question takes us back to the function of the liver. The pesticides, antibiotics and hormones that are being added to most foods are clogging up our livers. Again, a clogged up liver can not burn fat. And worse yet, will continue to store fat. Yes, organic food may be a bit more expensive. But most of my clients notice their grocery bill is the same once they eliminate the expensive cereals and “so called” expensive diet foods they were eating before.

Susan Campbell: Do you think fat burning pills are helpful in the weight loss process?

Isabel Del Los Rios: I think people really don’t realize the severe damage they are causing their bodies with fat burning pills. Whenever you attempt to artificially spark your metabolism with harmful pills, you are essentially creating a “lazy” metabolism. When you go off these pills, your metabolism is too lazy to do anything. Almost every person I know who has taken fat burning pills complains of gaining even more weight when they attempt to get off of them. Of course this happens. Their metabolism is now “on vacation” and not sure if it will ever come back as strong as it was before. The best way to spark your metabolism is to eat good amounts of healthy protein, fat and carbohydrates all day long. This is what your metabolism was designed to do: metabolize healthy food into energy and muscle for the body to utilize.

Susan Campbell: Are there really certain foods that are toxic to our bodies? How do we know which foods to look for?

Isabel Del Los Rios: The amount of toxic chemicals that are now added to our foods is actually quite frightening. The same pesticides that are designed to kill bugs are all over conventional produce and these pesticides go into our bloodstream when we eat these sprayed fruits and vegetables. The 2 worst forms of chemicals are hydrogenated oil and high fructose corn syrup. Hydrogenated oil is a toxic change in oil to make it more shelf stable, hence keeping foods like packaged cookies, cakes and most processed foods in the stores longer to make maximum profit by these companies. My program teaches people exactly which chemicals they must stay away from if they want to finally lose their excess weight (and often times, these chemicals are exactly what’s keeping them from achieving their desired goals).

Susan Campbell: Do you think people can lose weight on a fat free diet?

Isabel Del Los Rios: Definitely not. The no-fat craze clearly made most Americans (and many other countries) gain more weight than ever before. Why? Because the right kind of fat is essential to the body and without it, your body can not metabolize the fat you don’t want. So unless you feed your body the fats that it needs, it literally holds on to all the fat you don’t need (and don’t want!). Eating a low fat or no fat meal plan is a huge mistake. Not only will you not lose weight but you may suffer from many conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease. This is usually one of the most eye-opening chapters for most of my readers. They can’t believe they need to eat fat to lose fat and are amazed when they see the results first hand. Now, of course, eating unhealthy fats (like the ones found in French fries and burgers) is not the right approach. You must focus on the healthy fats (again, as Mother Nature intended).

Susan Campbell: After reading The Diet Solution I discovered that I am a serious ‘Protein Type’ – what the main thing I should do to increase my energy?

Isabel Del Los Rios: The main thing is not to be afraid of eating healthy fat and healthy proteins. Everyone thinks chicken breasts and egg whites is the only way to lose weight but, especially for a protein type, that is not the case. Actually a protein type may gain weight by only eating low fat proteins and a low fat meal plan. Someone like you needs whole eggs, dark meat poultry, beef, and healthy fats.

Susan Campbell: What exactly is Metabolic Typing and why is it so important for each of us to know our metabolic type?

Isabel Del Los Rios: Metabolic typing is actually a very old science-based way to determine which foods respond best to your body. The best way to describe this method is: the foods that an Eskimo would eat are clearly different than the foods a native Hawaiian would eat. Why? Because their natural ancestors and their environment dictate how their bodies will process and digest food. So an Eskimo will need a meal plan higher in healthy fats to keep warm and a Hawaiian will need a meal plan higher in veggies and fruits to stay cool. Now, it is often not this simple. Each and every person’s metabolism responds very differently to all food and can vary greatly from person to person. For example, I feel my best and stay at my ideal weight when I eat higher fat proteins along with lots of vegetables where as many of my clients do better with higher amounts of natural carbohydrates and lower fat proteins. My book provides a detailed, easy to answer test to determine your own personal metabolic type and then tells you exactly which foods are the best fit for you.

Susan Campbell: Can people lose weight by just starving themselves?

Isabel Del Los Rios
: Back in the caveman days, there were periods of feast and famine. Our bodies have a natural ability to make sure we do not die of starvation. This mechanism in our bodies holds on to every bit of fat and every calorie possible to keep us from dying. This is obviously no longer a risk in most countries, but this mechanism is still present in our bodies. So when people starve themselves all day, the body sees this as a potential risk, and holds on to every calorie and fat gram it possibly can. This is why people become extremely frustrated when they “don’t eat all day” and still don’t lose weight. I know it seems counterproductive, but the only way to truly lose weight and keep it off is to start eating. But not processed unnatural foods. Your body will respond best to natural, wholesome foods and LOTS of them.

Susan Campbell: How do companies get away with selling products with harmful chemicals in them?

Isabel Del Los Rios: I hate to say this but most food and pharmaceutical companies are really only concerned with one thing: money. So if they were to actually teach people the real truth behind how to lose weight and take control of their health, most of the food products, supplements and medications on the market today would be completely unnecessary. Let’s be honest. No one is going to get rich selling apples, you know? I think many of these companies are also feeding off people’s emotions. The more addicted they get people to their products and diet foods, the more money they will continue to make. But if you were to get someone to their ideal weight with natural foods like veggies, fruits and natural meats, there would be no food addictions to diet foods and chemicals, just good healthy eating.


Thank you, Isabel for the great interview!

I am sure that we touched upon all the questions that the Ultimate Home Workouts readers had.

If you would like to join me on my journey on The Diet Solution Program you can grab your copy by clicking here —> The Diet Solution Program

We are nearing the 1 month point and I will reveal my fat loss results I achieved while using The Diet Solution Program soon!

Until next time, what metabolic type are you?

Your Coach,

Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS

P.S. To catch up on all of my previous updates of my journey on The Diet Solution Program check out the following links:

The Diet Solution Program – A Nutrition Program For Successful Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 1: What To Do First For Fast Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 2: Controlling Portion Size To Lose Fat

The Diet Solution Program – Day 3: Eating Hydrogenated Oils and Trans Fat Can Prevent Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 4: Eating Natural Foods To Lose Fat

The Diet Solution Program – Day 5: The Diet That Works – So Easy A Caveman Could Do It

The Diet Solution Program – Day 6-7: How Having Social Support Is Important For Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 8: Metabolic Typing; Eating Right For Your Metabolic Type

The Diet Solution Program – Day 9: The Truth About Saturated Fats

The Diet Solution Program – Day 10: Drinking Water For Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 11: Healthy Recipes For Fat Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 12-13: Is Butter A Good Fat Or Bad Fat?

The Diet Solution Program – Day 14: Patience and Persistence In The Pursuit Of Weight Loss

The Diet Solution Program – Day 15-16: Who Can Lose Weight On This Program?

The Diet Solution Program – Day 17: How Does Protein Help You Lose Fat?

The Diet Solution Program – Day 18: 3 Simple and Healthy Meal Plans You Can Start Right Now

The Diet Solution Program – Day 19-20: Are Calories Good Or Bad?

The Diet Solution Program – Day 21-22: What To Do When You Cheat On Your Diet

The Diet Solution Program – Day 23: More Healthy Meal Recipes

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