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 high in protein. 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 high in proteins and ‘good’ fats and low in carbs. Like all people even protein types need balance and as such you should still include healthy complex carbs (fruits and vegetables) in your diet.
Any diet you choose should include at least 30% healthy proteins, if not more. Your ideal ratio is probably about 45% proteins, 35% carbs, and 20% healthy fats, however you might find that as a protein type you can tolerate diets with even higher levels of proteins and that low-carb diets result in weight loss.
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.
Dieting: There are lots of high protein / low carb diets which, as a protein type, you will tolerate well. Some are great for short term weight loss, while others offer long term health benefits. I’ve listed a few well known dietary plans HERE
Exercise: Regardless of your metabolism type, exercise is a good thing. But did you know that different styles of exercise yield significantly different results? By choosing the right exercise program, you can increase your metabolic rate, and get your body burning more calories, even when at rest. CLICK HERE to learn more, or visit our review of Exercise Programs.
Fire up your metabolism: Have you ever noticed (and lets face it we all have) how some people seem to be able to eat as much as they want and never gain weight, while others seem to add pounds just by looking at food? This is due to differences in our baseline metabolic rate, but did you know that you have the power to change yours? Interested, CLICK HERE to learn more.
Detox: While eating right and regular exercise is the cornerstone of healthy living, if you have a history of poor diet, or previous exposure to various harmful toxins, you may struggle to break old habits. Detoxing is a great way to reset your baseline before starting a new diet or exercise program. If you’re considering a detox program, then read our review of the Red Tea Detox, a program which combines the detoxing properties of a unique red tea formula with a scientifically based diet and exercise program.