I am 1/2 way through week 7 of Step 1 of the Metabolism Miracle diet and I feel great. To recap: Step 1 is 8 weeks of an Atkins-like meal plan. I can eat meat, dairy (except yogurt and milk), non-starchy veggies, and fats. Not all of them, there is a specific list of foods you can eat. No carbs/starches over 5g per serving, and that 5 grams must be at least 5 hours apart. That might sound complicated, but it really isn’t. The book spells it out pretty well.