Updated: Feb 24, 2020
Are you confused about what to eat? It's no surprise! As today there's so much information about what to eat and what not eat + all the contradictory scientific evidence saying yes to and no to the same foods! eg coffee for example to drink or not...?
Then you add in social media with food gurus, exercise junkies and Instagram pop stars all advocating things that worked for them. This is the problem “it worked for them” and just because it worked for them it doesn't mean it will work for you.
Why is this you ask? This is because we are all unique individuals, just as we have different skin colours and different cultures, we also have different metabolic types.
90% of my clients who walk in my door are confused about what to eat and to be honest I used to be too! Even after 3 years of studying and many years of practice I still wasn't fully clear on what to eat until I discovered metabolic typing - Eating right for your body type.
So How Do You Know What to Eat For Your Body Type?
In essence it comes down to 2 things.
1. Listen to what your body says after eating a meal. 2. Get the balance right between proteins, carbs, vegetables/meat and fats. Once you have this down you'll be off and no Insta star or no eating situation will be able to deter you from eating the right foods for your body.
Metabolic typing is a very simple way of eating right for your body type. It takes all the guesswork out of eating by simply putting the focus on how you feel after you eat a meal.
One of the best things about knowing your metabolic type and eating to suite it is, you never feel hungry, you’re never on a diet and you always feel satisfied. This is because you are eating the right foods for your body type. Wouldn't it be great to forget every dieting tip you have heard, learned and tried and start eating the right way for you!!?
Your metabolic type determines the types of foods your body thrives on and what foods you don't feel good on.
The First Step: Get educated around the basics of food, and nutrition to eat a whole foods diet.
Protein sources: eggs, dairy, meats, nuts + legumes Carbs: grains, root veggies, fruit Fats: butter, plant oils, meat fats
Then eat a wholefoods diet: This means get away from packaged foods. Make your own meals. 80% of your supermarket shop should be raw produce (fruit, vege, meat, nuts, legumes etc)
The Second Step: Work out whether you are best suited to a high protein or low protein diet. Note no one does well on a no protein diet. I cover how to do this in depth at most of my health workshop events in Brisbane or on The Sunshine Coast.
Third Step: Try eating different blends of carb / protein / vegetables / meat / fats as per the ratios above and listen to what your body has to say.
You know you have eaten the right food balance when your energy stays stable for 3-5 hours after a meal. Your satisfied and not craving snacks, sugar or caffeine. The opposite is true if you've eaten the wrong balance.
That's it! It really is very simple. Once you know what foods to eat all you have to focus on is eating foods that keep you full for longest and give you the most energy.