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21 December 2008

What is your metabolic type? - Protein type

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What is your metabolic type?
Protein type
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Protein type

Protein types are fast oxidizers or parasympathetic dominant.

Most of your meals should contain 70 % proteins and only 30 % carbohydrates.

Atkins Diet, Hamptons Diet are just two examples of high protein diets.

The following twelve steps will help you adjust your diet specifically for Protein types.

  1. For the first five to seven days, eliminate all "caution carbs"—grains, cereals, breads, desserts, fruits, starchy vegetables—as well as milk products.
  2. Eat freely of any of your allowable proteins and fats: meat, poultry, seafood, eggs, nuts, seeds, butter, and vegetable oils.
  3. During these few days, limit your vegetable intake to the following non-starchy varieties: asparagus, celery, green beans, cauliflower, spinach, and mushrooms. Start out with only a small portion of vegetables as compared to your protein amount. This is your baseline.
  4. Eat until you are full but not to the point of feeling stuffed.
  5. Have snacks between meals if you like, using the same food choices.
  6. Most Protein Types will feel better almost immediately. They will be able to go longer between meals without eating, will lose their sweet cravings, will feel a distinct energy boost. Some Protein Types can experience withdrawal from high-starch and sugary foods. This usually does not last for more than forty-eight hours. It might involve any number of symptoms such as headache, flulike sensations, or extreme sweet cravings. If this should happen to you, just hang in there for two to three days and you should start to experience some of the positive feelings listed above,
  7. Typically, Protein Types will feel better for five to seven days after eliminating all the "caution carbs." Sometime thereafter they generally begin to feel irritable, short-tempered, and tired, and then crave sweets s and feel hungry or unsatisfied after eating. When you reach this point, increase the amount of non-starchy vegetables as compared to your quantity of protein, until you once again begin to feel well.
  8. If you still do not feel well even after increasing your non-starchy vegetables, begin to add a little starch to your meals, starting with only one tablespoon of a starchy vegetable, such as artichoke, corn, peas, potato, or winter squash with dinner.
  9. If you still feel well or even better by eating a little starchy vegetable with dinner, add one tablespoon of a starchy vegetable at lunch, and then one tablespoon at breakfast.
  10. If all goes well, raise your starchy vegetable intake to two tablespoons per meal.
  11. Then, if all is still fine, substitute some whole grain in place of starchy vegetables.
  12. In this manner, you can continue to slowly increase your carbohydrate intake. At some point, you'll move beyond your personal fuel mix and begin to notice a reappearance of your "old" symptoms—fatigue, depression, mood swings, sweet cravings, digestive problems, and so on. When that happens, you'll know you need to start decreasing your carbohydrates gradually until you start feeling well again. At this stage, if you have any degree of uncertainty, you can always return to your baseline and start over.

Comments (12)
1 Wednesday, 06 April 2011 06:56
cynthia anderson
I'm good with 50/50
Mixed Type
2 Saturday, 02 July 2011 16:59
I'm 14 years old and 120 pounds and 2 years back I went through this depressed phase and all I did was eat eat and eat all these fatty foods just ice cream, meat, chips, sweets and no vegetables or fruits and now since then I've lost about 20 pounds but the problem is my stomach it's still a little too fat so I want to know how to get rid of it and this metabolism type test really helped me. Thanks :)
Carbo Type
3 Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:10
This is what I got, what does it mean?
4 Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:11
5 Wednesday, 27 July 2011 04:12
no its not i lied
120lbs is SUPER skinny
Mixed Type
6 Monday, 03 October 2011 09:32
120 lbs is not necessarily "super skinny". It depends on your height. At 4'11", I've been told BY DOCTORS I should only weigh 100 lbs.
Mixed Type
7 Monday, 03 October 2011 09:32
120 lbs is not necessarily "super skinny". It depends on your height. At 4'11", I've been told BY DOCTORS I should only weigh 100 lbs.
8 Tuesday, 22 November 2011 10:25
Its the same diet prescription for each type - very disappointing - why would you start a carb type on a protein only diet? Ridiculous - they will feel like crap...
How to adjust with Indian diet ?
9 Wednesday, 07 December 2011 08:58
When u say avoid carbs, when I don't eat meat what will keep me full ? with only eggs,nuts and vegetable oils how will I last 7 days ? Please give some advice for vegetarian Indians. thank you.
test questions.
10 Sunday, 03 June 2012 20:56
On 3 versions of this test the test questions are the same but the explanations are different so I answer differently. Tests also demonstrate very poor food combining choices that make it impossible to answer most questions accurately. I have no choice but to throw out the results for all tests.
test questions.
11 Sunday, 03 June 2012 21:08
(cont.) What do you do when half the answer applies and the other half doesn't. Regarding "sweets": For some reason "candy" (hard candy? chocolate?) and wheat products (pies/pastries/cakes) are combined. WHY??? The physiological response to these is drastically different for me (wheat intolerant) to be continued.
test questions.
12 Sunday, 03 June 2012 21:10
continued: What do you do when half the answer applies and the other half doesn't ?? Regarding salads: (green? pasta? potato?) are almost always paired with fruit salad. AGAIN the physiological responses are different Green salad works well for me. fruit salad often has mayonnaise or whipped cream in it and doesn't work well. Pasta salad just puts me to sleep.
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