Metabolic Typing

Metabolic Typing

Metabolic Typing is based on the work of William Wolcott who worked and studied under David Kelley. The goal is to determine the right foods for a person’s specific and individual metabolic type, meaning how the body burns and utilizes food and nutrients. This will create health and balance in the body as well as promote weight loss. It’s nothing to do with the blood type diet but is much more specific and individualized.

There are two sides to this: one is finding the right food for you and two establishing the right proportions of macro nutrients (protein, carbohydrates and fats) that will lead to optimum health where the body is in balance.

In order words a person can be a Protein Type, a Carbohydrate Type or a Mixed/Balanced Type and finding out what your type is and giving you the correct food plan for your type is the goal of this modality.

In order to find out what the right food for the individual is, a detailed questionnaire is filled out. A report is being put together and I will then go over this with you and explain which foods are right for your individual metabolic (genetic) type. Some people do well with lots of proteins and others do better with a higher proportion of carbs; again others need more fats (the correct ones of course). People are very different and therefore they need different kinds of food and nutrients in order to get the right fuel and stay healthy. That way one’s weight should also regulate itself naturally without the person having to go on a diet where they have to count calories or weigh the food.

The benefits of metabolic typing are that it will help control cravings, regulate hunger, give increased energy and a sense of well-being, improve concentration and eliminate mood swings plus you will know exactly which foods are good for you and which aren’t.

It’s first and foremost a health building program and by eating the right foods the body’s functions will be balanced and therefore create optimum health. Supplements specific to one’s metabolic type will also be recommended to further help the body get into balance. The program is a process that will gradually produce the desired results over time.

You will be given a tailor-made food plan indicating which foods are optimum for your specific metabolic type. Cookbooks for your specific type are also available to make the transition easier for you.