Metabolic Typing

What is Metabolic Typing?

Stop counting calories and take the guess work out of your weight loss journey with our metabolic typing diet and nutritional meal plan here at our retreat.

Metabolic Typing Diet concepts are very logical, straight away we all know that everyone is different. The “one diet fits all” solution is not the answer. It never has been, and that is why some will get good results from a particular diet while others will have poor results. Metabolic Typing is based on the bio chemistry of your body and when you eat for your metabolic type you will have sustained energy, no cravings, feel satisfied and have good weight loss. It takes the guess work out of what and when you should eat and it does not involve calorie counting.

Do you?

  • Feel lethargic
  • Feel full, but hungry
  • Crave sweets
  • Have headaches
  • Crave fats
  • Experience a bloated stomach
  • Have gas or wind
  • Carry excess weight

Do you have?

  • Hormonal imbalances
  • Digestive problems
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • Mood swings
  • Poor concentration
  • Allergies
  • Other chronic ailments

These could be signs that you are not eating the right foods for your body. You may be eating healthy foods but do you know what percentage of fats, proteins and carbs make up the right balance for you? It is not just about ratios, different foods will suit different people for example eggs and bacon for breakfast may make you feel great, whilst the same foods can make others wired or unfocused, or a really healthy salad for lunch may invigorate you but leave another feeling lethargic and sleepy. 

“Imagine knowing what foods are right for you and being completely guilt free about what you eat, going a whole day without cravings and never feeling compelled to read a diet book again. Knowing your Metabolic Type can do this for you!”

Metabolic typing is really just fancy talk for figuring out how your body processes what you eat—more specifically, how your body deals with the three basic macronutrients in food: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Imagine that you are a furnace: your body takes the food you eat and burns it with oxygen to convert its caloric content into energy. This process is known as oxidation, and it’s how the carb content in your food gets turned into glucose and released into the blood. When glucose is released into the blood, the pancreas is cued to release insulin to “clean” your blood of any sugar that is not being used by the body as energy and carry it to your cells, where it gets stored as fat. The fact that we all oxidize the nutrients in our food in different ways is the reason why a particular diet will work for one person and not for another. If you know more about how the nutrients in your food act on your system, you can avoid a lot of unnecessary pitfalls and really maximize your results as you continue on your journey toward total health.

I have found that fast oxidizers do better on high protein and high fat diet and if they follow a low fat diet they will have poor weight loss.  Our guests who have stayed at other weight loss retreats have told me they had very poor weight loss of less than one kilo after two weeks following a low fat diet but after attending Chi of Life  and changing their diet to a high fat nutritional plan lost over 5 kilos in the same period. Knowing your metabolic nutritonal type is essential for the best results.

Once you know your Metabolic Type the journey begins. You learn how to eat for your Type and then over a period of time, you will learn how to fine-tune your diet so that you individualise your Nutrition Plan to align precisely with your needs. The advantage of working with a trained Metabolic Typing Practitioner is that you receive guidance and tuition along the way. You learn to read your body and your needs around food in a completely different way and by doing so you gain information that you can apply for the rest of your life.

The Metabolic Typing test will provide you with a recommended macronutrient ratio to start with. That means an approximate ratio of proteins:carbohydrates:fat for your metabolic type. This will need to be fine-tuned to establish your ideal “zone” of optimal metabolism.

Call Gwen on 0435 125 422 and have a chat about how we can help you get started.