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Metabolic Typing Analysis

Friday, October 05, 2012

Day 5 of posts regarding The Metabolic Typing Diet by William Wolcott

According to the book, there are three metabolic types with corresponding foods and food combinations that are best for them.
1) slow oxidizer -- low protein, low fat, high carb
2) fast oxidizer -- high protein, high fat, low carb
3) mixed oxidizer -- relatively equal amounts of protein, fat, carb

The book includes a 65 question test to allow the reader to determine their type.
The types are not rigid, but rather more on a continuum.

Personal reactions and processing:
My results were that I am a mixed oxidizer, very close to the fast oxidizer. I had very little answers in common with slow oxidizer. I determined that I should be eating more fat!
I have traditionally tried to cut out fat as much as possible (always no or low-fat dairy, salad dressings, dessert, snacks). I figured because I ate meat (always lean) I was getting enough fat. I am now experimenting with adding fat to my diet. I will share some details in tomorrow's blog.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POOKASLUAGH 10/5/2012 9:34PM

    I just read a book about metabolic typing, and while they called the three types different things (sugar burners, muscle burners, mixed burners), I am right in the same area as you - a mixed burner with tendency toward sugar burning, so I need to eat higher fat/protein and much much fewer carbs. Of course, I already knew that about myself from trial and error...

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KAYYVAUGHN 10/5/2012 10:00AM

    Thanks for the interesting and useful information. I am learning some facts that will help me.

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WILLOWBROOK5 10/5/2012 9:38AM

    This is so interesting. I need to check that book out.

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GRACEFULIFE 10/5/2012 9:36AM

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MRSVK11 10/5/2012 8:35AM

    There are some really good monounsaturated fats sources like avocado and dark chocolate..Mmmm

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