PROTEIN TYPE METABOLISM
Thank you for completing our brief questionaire! Based on the answers to your questions it is most likely that you have a Protein-type metabolism.
ABOUT PROTEIN TYPES
Protein Types as the name suggests do better with a diet higher in protein than other types. However, left unchecked you may find yourself eating lots of fatty unhealthy foods like processed meats, roasted nuts and meaty pizzas. You probably have a strong appetite and may even feel hungry soon after a big meal.
When you do eat sugar, you probably find it hard to stop, though you possibly feel shaky after eating sugary snacks and experience a drop in energy soon after.
Because of your strong appetite, calorie restriction diets will be particularly difficult to stick to and though you may experience an initial period of weight loss , feeling hungry all the time ultimately leads to down regulation of your metabolism, losing interest in dieting and re-gaining any lost weight.
What Does a Protein Type Need?
Protein Types should choose a diet which is relatively high in proteins and ‘good’ fats and most importantly low in carbs. Like all people even protein types need balance and as such you should still include some healthy complex carbs (fruits and vegetables) in your diet.
When choosing proteins, you will most likely find that heavier proteins like eggs, red meat and some dairy products will satisfy your hunger for longer and should be preferred. If you like poultry, the legs and wings (dark poultry) are better for you than the breast (white poultry).
Please note that even within the protein type group there is significant individual variation so try to find your perfect fit by simply taking note of how certain foods make you feel after you eat them. If you feel bloated and tired after eating a particular food or combination, then maybe that’s not for you. Learn to listen to your body to get the most out of any diet.
TOP DIETS FOR PROTEIN TYPES
THE KETO DIET: The ketogenic diet is a low-carb, high-fat and moderate protein diet. When we reduce the amount of carbohydrates we eat, the body begins to use fat as an energy source and begins burning fat instead of storing it. The ketogenic diet has been scientifically proven to assist with weight loss and also helps control blood sugar levels. It allows for sufficient protein intake to satisfy a protein type metabolism and due to the low carb intake, it will suit you well. The Keto diet is easy to follow, well researched and highly effective. For weight loss and overall good health, we rank the Keto diet as our number one choice for protein types
PALEO DIET: The Paleo Diet or ‘caveman diet’ as it is otherwise known, is all about eating the diet of our hunter gatherer ancestors. The main premise behind the paleo diet, is that since the advent of farming and agriculture 10,000 years ago, as a species, we have evolved a little, while our diet has evolved a lot. Instead of eating lean meat from freshly caught fish and game, and rich root vegetables gathered from the earth, instead we eat foods laden with sugars and artificial additives. The Paleo diet is absolutely perfect for protein types due to it’s high protein requirements and the extensive health benefits it offers. Nevertheless we have placed this in second place due to some of it’s restrictions (albeit healthy restrictions) making it a more difficult diet to stick to.
METABOLIC COOKING: Metabolic cooking is based on the concept of eating foods and food combinations which increase your metabolic rate and subsequently accelerate weight loss. The main plus side of this diet is that it offers lots of individual variation, especially if traditional low carb doesn’t feel quite right for you. It includes a wide range of food choices and while not specifically formulated for protein types is highly compatible with your metabolic needs.