CARB TYPE METABOLISMThank you for completing our brief questionaire! Based on the answers to your questions it is most likely that you have a Carb-type metabolism.
ABOUT CARB TYPES
Carb Types often have a smaller appetite than other types. They may skip breakfast and don’t spend their day thinking about food but instead wait until they feel hungry to eat. Carb types may be workaholics and even skip meals in order to get through the tasks of the day. You may be thinking that this sounds ideal in terms of weight loss and dieting but in truth this may down regulate your metabolism and put your body into a form of ‘starvation mode’ where weight loss can be difficult. Carb types love their coffee and may rely on caffeine to keep going. This can weaken the appetite and compound the problem of a down regulated metabolism. Carb types may prefer baked foods and starchy vegetables. Though in some ways this fits in with their metabolic type, by choosing the ‘wrong’ carbs this can easily lead to insulin surges then dips into hypoglycaemia, insulin resistance and diabetes in severe cases.
What Does a Carb Type Need?
Lots of diets now recommend that you get most of your calories from protein and ‘good’ fats and limit your intake of carbs. (Particularly if you want to lose weight). This is to reduce insulin release and ultimately promote fat burning. While simple carbs such as sugar and flour are often best avoided, you may find that you have a higher tolerance to complex carbohydrates than other metabolic types. You will probably also feel best eating lighter proteins such as white fish, turkey and chicken.
As a general rule I would simply suggest choosing healthy foods and that you may feel best eating more carbs than other metabolic types. A diet which includes as much as 30-40% as complex carbs will be fine though you can tailor this more by simply taking note of how certain foods make you feel after you eat them.