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This tells whether U are a slow, balanced, or fast oxidizer, which in turn helps U in understanding what kind of foods your body requires. Whether U require more carbs, or protein, or a balance of both.
Oxidizer Test From Jillian Michaels
In the morning, you A. Donít eat breakfast B. Have something light like fruit, toast, or cereal C. Have something heavy like eggs, bacon or steak, and has browns
At a buffet, the foods you choose are A. Light meats like fish and chicken, vegetables and salad, a sampling of different desserts. B. A mixture of A and C C. Heavy, fatty foods like steak, ribs, pork chops, cheeses, and cream sauces
Your appetite at lunch is A. Low B. Normal C. Strong
Your appetite at dinner is A. low B. normal C. strong
Caffeine makes you feel A. Great-it helps you focus B. Neutral-you can take it or leave it C. Jittery or nauseous
The types of foods you crave are (sugar is not listed because everyone craves sugar when they are tired or run-down) A. Fruits, bread, and crackers B. Both A and C C. Salty foods, cheeses, and meats
For dinner you prefer A. Chicken or fish, salad, and rice B. No preference-choice varies daily C. Heavier, fatty foods like pastas, steak and potatoes
After dinner you A. Need to have something sweet B. Could take dessert or leave it C. Donít care for sweets and would rather have something salty like popcorn
The types of sweets you like are A. Sugary candies B. No preference C. Ice cream or cheesecake
Eating fatty foods like meat and cheese before bed A. Interferes with your sleep B. Doesnít bother you C. Improves your sleep
Eating carbs like breads and crackers before your bed A. Interferes with your sleep, but theyíre better than heavier foods B. Doesnít affect you C. Is better than nothing, but you sleep better with heavier foods
Eating sweets before bed A. Doesnít keep you from sleeping at all B. Sometimes makes you feel restless in bed C. Keeps you up all night
Each day, you eat A. Two or three meals with no snacks B. Three meals with maybe one light snack C. Three meals and a lot of snacks
Your attitude toward food is A. You often forget to eat B. You enjoy food and rarely miss a meal C. You love food and itís a central part of your life
When you skip meals, you feel A. Fine B. You donít function at your best, but it doesnít really bother you C. Shaky, irritable, week and tired
Your attitude toward fatty foods is A. You donít like them B. You like them occasionally C. You crave them regularly
When you eat fruit salad for breakfast or lunch, you feel A. Satisfied B. Okay, but you usually need a snack in between meals C. Unsatisfied and still hungry
What kind of food drains your energy? A. Fatty foods B. No food affects you this way C. Fruit, candy, or confections, which give you a quick boost, then an energy crash
Your food portions are A. Small-less than average B. Average-not more or less than other people C. Large-usually more than most people
How do you feel about potatoes? A. You donít care for them B. You could take them or leave them C. You love them
Red meat makes you feel A. Tired B. No particular feeling one way or the other C. Strong
A salad for lunch makes you feel A. Energized and healthy B. Fine, but it isnít the best type of food for you. C. Sleepy
How do you feel about salt? A. Foods often taste too salty B. You donít notice one way or the other C. You crave salt and salt your food regularly
How do you feel about snacks? A. You donít really snack, but you like something sweet if you do. B. You can snack on anything C. You need snacks but prefer meats, cheese, eggs, or nuts.
How do you feel about sour foods like pickles, lemon juice, or vinegar? A. You donít like them B. They donít bother you one way or the other C. You like them
How do you feel about sweets? A. Sweets alone can satisfy your appetite B. They donít bother you but donít totally satisfy you C. You donít feel satisfied and often crave more sweets
When you just eat meat (bacon, sausage, ham ) for breakfast, you feel A. Sleepy, lethargic, or irritable B. It varies day to day C. Full until lunch
When you eat heavy or fatty foods, you feel A. Irritable B. Neutral-they donít affect you C. Satisfied
When you feel anxious A. Fruits or vegetables calm you down B. Eating anything calms you down C. Fatty foods calm you down
You concentrate best when you eat A. Fruits and grains B. Nothing in particular C. Meat and fatty food
You feel more depressed when you eat A. Fatty or heavy foods B. Nothing in particular C. Fruits, breads, or sweets
You notice you gain weight when you eat A. Fatty foods B. No particular food. You gain weight when you overeat C. Fruits or carbs
What type of insomnia, if any, applies to you? A. You rarely get insomnia from hunger B. You rarely get insomnia, but if you do, you often need to eat something in order to fall back asleep C. You often wake up during the night and need to eat. If you eat right before bed, it alleviates the insomnia
Your personality type is A. Aloof, withdrawn, or introverted B. Neither introverted nor extroverted C. Extroverted
Your mental and physical stamina are better when you eat A. Light proteins like egg whites, chicken or fish and fruits B. Any wholesome food C. Fatty foods
Your climate preference is A. Warm or hot weather B. Doesnít matter C. Cold weather
You have problems with coughing or chest pressure. If yes, ďCĒ: if no, move on to the next question You have a tendency to get cracked skin or dandruff If yes, ďCĒ:if no, move on to the next question You have a tendency to get light-headed or dizzy If yes, ďCĒ: if no, move on to the next question
You eyes tend to be A. Dry B. Fine C. Teary
Your facial coloring is A. Noticeably pale B. Average C. Pink or often flushed
Your fingernails are A. Thick B. Average C. Thin
Your gag reflex is A. Insensitive B. Normal C. Sensitive
You get goose bumps A. Often B. Occasionally C. Very rarely
You are prone to A. Constipation B. No stomach problems C. Diarrhea
When insects bite you, your reaction is A. Mild B. Average C. Strong
Your body type is A. Short and Stocky B. Average C. Tall and thin
Your nose is A. Dry B. Normal C. Runny
Scoring your metabolic typing test
When you have finished the test, add up the number of A, B and C answers you have circled A____B____C____
If your number of C answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or B answers, you are a fast oxidizer.
*If your number of A answers is 5 or more higher than your number of B or C answers, you are a slow oxidizer.
*If your number of B answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or C answers, or if neither A, B, nor Cís are 5 or more higher than the other two, you are a balanced oxidizer.
If you are still not certain, you can try these two other drastic tests.
1. Niacin test: Take 50 milligrams of niacin on an empty stomach. If you experience and immediate flush, you are most likely a fast oxidizer. If you feel a moderate flushing effect, you are a balanced oxidizer. If you experience a significantly delayed flushing or nothing at all, you are a slow oxidizer.
2. Vitamin C test: Take 8 grams of vitamin C in equally divided doses over 8 hours. The fast oxidizer will respond by feeling acidic and uncomfortable, and may even experience other symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea or increased intestinal gas. A true balanced oxidizer may find that his or her stomach feels less acidic. A slow oxidizer will have no response at all.
*Fast oxidizers You require foods with higher percentages of protein and fat than carbohydrates. Make sure there is protein in everything you eat including snacks. Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 20 percent carbs, 50 percent protein, 30 percent fat.
All proteins are not created equal. The ones that are best for you are high-purine proteins, which are commonly found in fattier meats. This is not to say that you should cut out chicken and fish, but you need the heavier proteins most because they help slow down your rate of oxidation. Choose from this list of proteins when deciding on a meal or snack.
High purine:organ meats (pate, liver, etc.), herring, mussels, sardines, anchovies.
Moderate purine:beef, bacon, dark meat chicken, duck, lamb, spareribs, dark meat turkey, veal, wild game, salmon, shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab), oysters, scallops, octopus, squid, dark tuna
Low Purine:cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, white meat chicken, turkey, fish
The best veggies for protein types are asparagus, cauliflower, celery, mushrooms and spinach. The best fruits are avocado, olives, apples and pears(in limited quantity and never without protein on the side or better yet first) It is best to avoid grains altogether, but the best grains would be sprouted grain bread. The best legumes would be tempeh and tofu.
The best nuts are (in order of protein content) walnuts, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, filberts, pecans, chestnuts, pistachios, coconut and macadamias.
Good fats are butter, cream, almond oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil and walnut oil.
*Slow oxidizers Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 60 percent carbs, 25 percent protein and 15 percent fat.
*Balanced oxidizers Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat.
Hope this helps.
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