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Review: Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

Ultrametabolism by Dr. Mark Hyman

Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss” by Dr. Mark Hyman

If you are looking for the complete package on losing weight in a healthy manner, this is a book you should definitely check out. It is much more complete than the average diet book. In fact it’s more of a healthy living book. I like books that explain the science behind why things work. This book does just that. The writing is flows very fast probably because he makes the subject so interesting.

Ultrametabolism” is written by Dr. Mark Hyman, who was featured recently on 60 minutes for his volunteer medical work he is doing in Haiti since the earthquake. He has many other books and audiobooks on health, stress, and the mind.

Ultrametabolism is divided into three sections:

Part 1: The 7 Myths That Make You Gain Weight

Here Dr. Hyman reveals all the false beliefs we have about weight loss with solid scientific evidence. It will have you saying “Aha, well that makes sense now.” Things such as “The Starvation Myth,” “All Calories are Equal Myth,” “The (Eating)Fat makes you Fat Myth,” and more are brought into the light for examination.

Part 2: The 7 Keys to the New Science of Weight Loss: The Owner’s Manual for Your Body

In this section Dr. Hyman describes how to increase your metabolism, control your appetite, subdue stress, reduce inflammation, use exercise for boosting metabolic power, and how to detoxify your body.  Again this section is extremely interesting, highly readable, and way more valuable than the price of the book. He teaches you how to live your life to have the healthiest body possible. A healthy weight is a natural by-product of this.

Part 3: The Ultrametabolism Prescription

This is where the instructions of how to implement this information are detailed out for you. Many topics are covered: whole-foods recipes, setting up your kitchen for success, how to avoid common pitfalls along the way, which supplements are good and why, details on detoxification, and more.

There are several appendices, resource lists, and conclusions at the end. And if you are looking for more there is also a corresponding cookbook: “The UltraMetabolism Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes that Will Turn on Your Fat-Burning DNA.”

The Bottom Line

These days I read so many books that I always check them out from the library first. The ones that I love and that are truly valuable I buy them. “Ultrametabolism“is one I am buying. I think reading it once a year is probably a good review.

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82 Responses to Review: Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss

  1. Abbey March 24, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    Thanks for sharing this book. I’m kind of looking out for books that can help me lose weight safely and consistently. I might check the local bookstore to see if I can get a copy of this.

    Again, thanks for the recommendation.

  2. Frank Zweegers March 26, 2010 at 4:05 am #

    I know out of experience that this is a pretty good book. I like how the book coveres the 3 steps, first giving info about bad habit and common things that are actually not true. Then giving the info about how you should eat.
    And in the end, give the solution. I have read several books about dieting, but this one pretty much covers it all and it’s easy and interesting to read.
    Thanks for sharing this post.

  3. Weight Loss Products Reviews April 1, 2010 at 5:09 am #

    Ultrametabolism looks like effective weight loss plan/book.

  4. business cards April 7, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    Ultrametabolism???LOL. People are striving just only for metabolism these days. There is a lot much pollution out there.

  5. Look like female celebrities April 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    I would read that book if I had enough time. But we should keep in mind that losing weight is probably the most complicated thing that a man can have. There were thousands of examples where people who lost 10 pounds gain 20 even faster. It is all in our mind.

  6. Toothhater April 17, 2010 at 3:41 pm #

    The number one thing that helped me lose weight: coffee.

  7. Finally a book that not only focus on loosing weight! While loosing weight might be a strong motivation to achieve a healhtier lifestyle, it must includes all our life areas, and not only focusing on loosing weight.

  8. Louisiana Deep Sea Fishing April 24, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    Once the myths are removed, weight loss will become so much more healthier and safer.

  9. plastering hertfordshire April 25, 2010 at 8:43 am #

    This is a very good idea, as their is so many people out there that do not understand all the way for a healthy life style

  10. spiderman games May 9, 2010 at 9:27 am #

    The best advice is to your daily workout Mint minutes and everything will be okay. Not everything is about diet pills or harmful. Sport does wonders in this field and make good body. Anyway this book seems interesting.

  11. Group Hotel Reservations May 10, 2010 at 3:21 am #

    Nice post!! I have read some of your posts and is really impressed. I am adding your blog to my RSS Feed reader.

  12. Alexis May 11, 2010 at 4:40 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this story….I can sure use all the help I can get, having a baby in like a week & needed this article.

  13. Marly May 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Interesting book. I hadn’t heard of it before, but found it is available through my library so I plan to check it out. Thanks for your review!

  14. Maxi May 29, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Would love a simple plan that worked. I’m prone to cheating on things like this, then wonder why they don’t work out and I still have my love handles.

  15. USA@loanmodification June 5, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    Dr. Hyman,

    I see that you have mentioned that its more than just a diet book. Would like to know a bit more on that. Can you put a small video intro here in your blog. I am sure it would attract a lot of people like me who are looking for ways to lose weight.

    • AgentSully August 22, 2010 at 8:18 pm #

      @USA – this article is not by Dr. Hyman. The book is by him. A video is a cool idea though. Will take it under consideration. Thanks for the idea.

  16. Claire Light June 9, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Wow. This I think is your greatest post ever. I totally need to lose weight, and this might do the trick.

  17. rob June 9, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    great post was very intresting to read, i believe in just eating clean an drinking plenty of water that works for me

  18. Plasterers bristol June 19, 2010 at 11:17 am #

    I do a lot of weight training and when i want to get leaner i usually do carb cycling or cut the carbs out, but i have a good ebook called “how to se your metabolism on fire” which is avery good read

  19. Jeff June 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Very interesting reading this. Something different from the usual dross we read on the subject of weight loss. Thanks!

  20. Health and Disease June 20, 2010 at 11:15 pm #

    I’am 26 yeard old and my b-day is in a month I want to loose @ least 10lbs, I’am 5’3 and 226lbs… after having my second child i cant seem to loose weight, but i keep falling off the wagon… pls help me stay on tract and what should i do( eat) and btw i just bought an elliptical so i dont have an excuse that i cant attend the gym bc i have no one to watch the kids…. can i get some advise?

    • AgentSully August 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm #

      health & disease – my best advice is to stary small and slow – build each day – be kind to yourself when you have a down day – and start anew each day. Make it a way of life, not a race to a finish line.

  21. Zydee July 7, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    thanks for the info,the name of ebook is hype enough, actually i need some guide in loss weight, i’ll think about buy it from your link after i get my salary :-)

  22. Crude John July 9, 2010 at 2:12 am #

    hey! this is what am looking for. i go to the gym about 3 months..however, up to now, i can not gain much weight. :(
    thanks for nice post!

  23. Steve Parker July 13, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    This Ultrametabolism caught my attention. It is after all a great post. When talking about weight in general it is very true that the whole thing boils down to metabolism. Weight gaining of losing, both revolves with the metabolic rate of an individual. So it is very important to take note of an individuals metabolic rate and know how to compliment it for you to achieve your goals.

  24. Maris July 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm #

    At first I thought that it’s just another diet fad book like the ones I already have in my fatloss lib. But based on the details you have provided, this book does so much more than just prescribe another means to cut fat and shed weight. I’m surely gonna look out for this one in my fave bookstore.

  25. ilanlar caddesi July 20, 2010 at 5:30 am #

    The most important thing to lose weight is to eat less

  26. Paleo July 23, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    Healthy eating is something that we can all do its just takes discipline to follow it through

  27. Joey Vaillancourt July 26, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Sounds like a great lifestyle book. I designed some programs based around much of the same for women over 40 who were looking for a lifestyle instead of a crash diet.

    Id be interested to see how the two would compare.

    Thanks for sharing.

  28. plasterer coventry July 28, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    one of my friends eats alot more than me and does no exercise. i eat less, have a physical job and play sports and weigh 2 stone more than him. i used to think metabolism was all rubbish but obviously not!

  29. Howard August 1, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Honestly, I do believe on weight loss techniques. But it doesn’t mean that you can’t design your own weight loss plan. It’s just a matter of your willingness to loss weight. Would like to check the Ultrametabolism.

  30. GNLD International Supplements August 19, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    Agree with @Howard yes its on your own willingness to loss weight. If you are willing then you will get results soon.

  31. Esther's August 19, 2010 at 10:16 am #

    This is one of those methods that requirs a lot of patience and discipline, but will really pay off in the long run. Good luck to you all!

  32. Chote Ustad August 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm #

    I personally think you are an expert in this field. Keep up the good work. I must thank the person who gave me the url of your site.

  33. Richard August 23, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    I’m interested in losing weight as part of an overall sustainable lifestyle rather than just a quick short-term thing that is a chore to keep up with. I think making healthy eating part of an overall way of life is the key to long-term health and a healthy weight.

  34. Mike Arnoel August 25, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    I think you have mentioned, it is not only a diet book. Want to know more about it. You can take a small video introduction on your blog.

  35. Marybeth Zigler August 27, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I appreciate the information on this book. I will definitely consider this next time I am at the book store.

  36. Zfrskc August 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm #

    Hmmm. The most important thing to lose weight is to eat less. Good Post . Thanks

  37. Website Design September 1, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    You have explained very well for achieving overall wellness.good reviews.Thanks for sharing with us.

  38. Julegaveideer September 10, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    Wow, I would like to have a better metabolism!

  39. Norman Harris September 14, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    I’m so glad to see someone recommending this book! When I got through this book I just tried to take it easy, chipping away at the changes in my nutrition slowly one step at a time. I’ve lost a considerable amount of weight (around 40lbs) since then, and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone!

    Thank you so much,

    Norm

    • AgentSully October 24, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

      Great to hear it, Norm! Congrats! Keep us updated on your progress!

  40. 5.11 tactical September 16, 2010 at 2:39 am #

    Great information and i would surely want to read the book about ultrametabolism…

  41. Kitchen Angel September 23, 2010 at 11:44 pm #

    Sorry, but I am a bit skeptical about all weight loss systems and workouts.

    In my opinion, key is in the Lifestyle.

    It cannot be fixed by any system.

    Probably starts with proper work conditions: less stress, more natural activities, no rush in the morning.

    Once it is set – pay attention to how you rest.

    Then food plays a role: just try not to overeat, eliminate processed food, learn to cook and enjoy your kitchen.

    The last is how you eat: no TV, artful catering, nice talk at the table.

    All above will keep you healthy and happy..

  42. Mimaki September 27, 2010 at 3:06 am #

    If you can put this into practice, you WILL see results. To get any great result with your weight loss, you do need to do work and this is a helpful tool in that area. It opens your eyes to ways to lift your metabolism that you may not have thought of before or known about – but now that you do, you can start to change. While it’s ultimately aiming at a ‘diet’ it’s focusing on raising your metabolism which helps you burn calories at a high rate – so not only will you loose weight from eating the right foods etc, but the weight lose will happen faster and in a more healthy way because your metabolism is now boosted and is working for you even when you are resting. Not that I have much to loose, but I’ve tried this now for one week and have noticed a big difference not only in my physical appearance but in my day to day health (with a weight loss of 8lbs already). I’m not as reliant on Coca Cola to give me my caffiene fix and I’m sleeping better at night.

    • AgentSully October 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

      Mimaki – that’s awesome! I hope you continue with your success!

  43. Peter Jenkins September 28, 2010 at 10:18 pm #

    Losing weight can be a difficult task for anyone even if you just want to lose a few pounds. There are many fad diets that can help you drop a dress size in 30 days but they are often unhealthy. The best way to lose weight in a short time is to develop goals and stick to them.

  44. Heart Bypass Surgery October 11, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    I find it odd that overweight people keep looking for the weight loss solution. STOP EATING JUNK and EXERCISE that’s it! No surprise here but its true and works. Problem is working out and eating right takes time and most people are over booked as it is. If your not willing to put forth the effort then save your time and money. Reading a book isn’t going to shed those pounds.

  45. Victoria October 15, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks Chote!

  46. Exotic Cooking Recipes October 17, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    I dont know how i found your site but i really enjoyed the info provided. Thanks a million.

  47. jackson October 18, 2010 at 2:14 am #

    That is nice blog.

  48. womens boutique October 20, 2010 at 12:45 am #

    Thanks for the review. I’ve been contemplating buying this book since I definitely need to lose a few pounds. I was teetering on this one but I’m heading for the bookstore now!

    Chuck

  49. Doctors Community October 22, 2010 at 2:10 am #

    A weight loss book needs to cover the lifestyle, fads and myths. This book did that well.

  50. Mike October 22, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    Here’s my weight loss plan. when i go to a restaurant i ask for a to go bag or box i then cut my portion in half put half in the bag and set it aside. portion control.

  51. boytang October 27, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    I have read several books about dieting, but this one pretty much covers it all and it’s easy and interesting to read.

  52. caveman diet October 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm #

    Wow this looks like a great diet book. I will be checking it out at the bookstore no doubt!

  53. Mr.Manonera November 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm #

    Lossing weight automatic way no way!!You must first decide it in your brain to loose the weight.

  54. Rose November 9, 2010 at 4:03 am #

    Hi, First of all, thanks for sharing this type of information with us. I need to start taking care of myself, and this article realite motivates me to start a diet and loose some weight in a healthy way.

  55. dinisohbet November 19, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    .Thanks for the review. I’ve been contemplating buying this book since I definitely need to lose a few pounds. I was teetering on this one but I’m heading for the bookstore now!

  56. umair November 21, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    very nice work……

  57. Zakgeld Nodig November 25, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    To gain weight is quite easy for most people, losing weight is so complicated, i know a lot of people who are losing weight but in the same month they double their lost weight again. I really want to read this book, and I do think that losing weight is in your head. When you think you can, you can…

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  59. Natural Dog Treats December 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    I would of said that these types of diet supplements do not work years ago but after witnessing my friends lose weight with these type of new supplements, I have to say that they really work. It is seriously amazing how these supplements help you lose weight.

  60. Pittsburgh moving companies December 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

    This sounds like it will help me make – and keep – reasonable weight maintenance habits. I’m going to get it for Christmas.

  61. karakalem December 8, 2010 at 6:24 pm #

    Sounds like a great lifestyle book. I designed some programs based around much of the same for women over 40 who were looking for a lifestyle instead of a crash diet.

    Id be interested to see how the two would compare.

    Thanks for sharing.

  62. Hobbykas December 9, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    What a great way of looking at this important subject!

  63. rachmawaty December 11, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    read your article.its make me more motivate to make less my body weigth,, thank youu

  64. Eat Lose Weight March 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm #

    This book sounds like it may be a very good read! One of the main things people lose sight of is a diet is not about depriving yourself or feeding yourself all kinds of diet pills. This in fact only does more damage than good. A good diet is a lifestyle change and something that overtime will not feel like a diet at all once you get used to it. It is all of this starving ourselves and over the counter supplements that is causing everyone to mess up their metabolism, burn out and later gain more weight than what they started with. You must eat to lose weight and eat often, just learn how to eat the right things. Good Luck!

  65. Healthji March 9, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Yoga also provides some very good asans for improving metabolism and don’t forget to include physical activity in your daily routine

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  67. Life Improvement April 15, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    it is great to know other people out there are also trying to help people feel good about themselves. Everyone should value their life and be greatfull for other’s peoples help.

  68. npcome May 18, 2011 at 11:59 am #

    I once lost 10 KG of weight. The method is very simple, diet and exercise. But need willpower.

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  70. eliya sydney June 13, 2011 at 10:23 am #

    People eat too much or fattening foods because of a need to fill a gap somewhere. It feels good. It is nurturing. It’s a companion. Usually dieting creates a slower metabolism, and there is even less weight loss.
    Yes, exercise and “right” foods are part of the formula, but unless the reasons for eating out of balance are released, the resistaance will remain and the weight will never stay off.

  71. Ferdinand Cabrera July 24, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    Interesting book.Thanks for sharing this book.

  72. jacque smith September 19, 2011 at 3:15 am #

    It was really good idea,thanks for sharing in detail.

  73. Traxdata October 10, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    I was recently diagnosed as lactose intolerant and a sufferer of Coeliac disease, which means I can’t consume anything containing milk, wheat or gluten. Some people see this as a total restriction on life but I see it as an absolute godsend because I know that I can’t eat fast food and calorie-laden foods, such as cheese, so I don’t! This has absolutely helped me to get over my cravings and stay on track with healthy eating.

  74. Luc August 1, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    This book sounds like it may be a very good read! One of the main things people lose sight of is a diet is not about depriving yourself or feeding yourself all kinds of diet pills. This in fact only does more damage than good. A good diet is a lifestyle change and something that overtime will not feel like a diet at all once you get used to it. It is all of this starving ourselves and over the counter supplements that is causing everyone to mess up their metabolism, burn out and later gain more weight than what they started with. You must eat to lose weight and eat often, just learn how to eat the right things. Good Luck!

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