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Metabolic Typing: Why It’s a Safe and Effective Way to Lose Weight

We all know how hard it can be to lose weight. We look at others who are “naturally blessed” and wish we had their genes. However, weight loss does not have to be hard. In fact, there is a safe and effect way to lose weight that can help you eat right, improve overall health, lose weight and keep it off. It’s called metabolic typing and this is why it’s a safe and effective way to lose weight.

What is Metabolic Typing?

First of all, it’s important to understand what exactly metabolic typing is. Metabolic Typing is a nutritional weight loss program that shows you the patterns of the genetically based strengths and weaknesses that make up each individual, on a physiological and biochemical level. Even more, interestingly, it is as unique as fingerprints. There have been hundreds and hundreds of cases over the last 33+ years that have been clinically observed, which evolved metabolic typing.

Types of Metabolic Typing

First, the patient’s system will be dominated by the sympathetic nervous system (the fight or flight system) or the parasympathetic nervous system, which takes over when a person is resting. Some people will have a balance of both while others will dominate in one more than the other. During the second part of classifying the metabolic type, the patient will be considered slow oxidizer type (where they do well with more carbohydrates rather than fats and proteins), mixed oxidizer type (where they can easily burn a mix of fats, carbs, and proteins) or fast oxidizer type (where they are poor at burning fats and rely on carbs for their energy). The nine combination types include:

Sympathetic Fast

Sympathetic Mixed

Sympathetic Slow

Balanced Fast

Balanced Mix

Balanced Slow

Parasympathetic Fast

Parasympathetic Mixed

Parasympathetic Slow

How is Metabolic Typing Safe and Effective?

Unlike other weight loss programs, metabolic typing is a physician-supervised medical weight loss plan specifically for you and your body, and knowing which metabolic type you are can help you choose the correct foods to eat so your body can more easily digest food and ultimately lose weight. For some, having too many carbs makes them keep weight or gain weight more easily, while others can have a lot of carbs and have no issues. This goes for proteins and fats as well. Everyone has a different body and the theory behind metabolic typing is that we all have a different biochemical make up, meaning different sized organs, slightly different digestive secretions, etc., which means we could not all have the same diet.

Food is important and is one of the ways we survive. In fact, with the exception of accidents and suicide, the ten leading causes of death in the US can all be linked to eating the wrong diet, and all of them were cured by eating the correct diet. Using food as a tool to fuel yourself and allow you to reach peak performance, become more energetic and normalize your appetite can help you lose weight and keep you as trim as you can be. Ideally, you should feel your energy levels rise, notice a normalization of your moods and a sense of satisfaction after you eat. If you feel tired, lethargic or have little energy, that is your sign that you may be eating the wrong foods for your body.

Metabolic typing is a safe and effective way to lose weight and more importantly, keep it off. By knowing what foods your body does best with, you can be in control of your weight and health. Not to mention that you will notice a difference in your energy levels, mood, and appetite.