Wolcott believes that tailoring your diet to your body's particular quirks--metabolic typing--will improve digestion, circulation, immunity, energy, and mood. To determine your type, he has you take a 65-question test (the questions range from nose moisture to how you feel about potatoes), then place yourself in one of three categories: protein type, carbo type, or mixed type.
The protein type is instructed to eat a diet that's 40 percent protein, 30 percent fat, and 30 percent carbs. The carbo type gets 60 percent carbs, 25 percent protein, and 15 percent fat. And the mixed type should consume 50 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 20 percent fat, although this type has to play with the ratios a little more to find the optimal mix.
Although The Metabolic Typing Diet is based on information from researchers the majority of the public will never have heard of, Wolcott makes a strong case that it's all based on common sense: most of the dietary problems we have come from ignoring the foods that make us feel satisfied and energetic in favor of ones that we feel we're supposed to eat, or foods that we eat in desperation because our last meal left us hungry or lethargic. If we just eat the foods that make us feel right, Wolcott argues, we'll never feel like things have gone horribly wrong. --Lou Schuler --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book is a good start for anyone interested in taking control of one's health.
Unlike many books on diet this one is heavily backed up by science and biology, making what seems to be good common sense seem very solid as you read it.
He never meant "High protein/Low Carb" diet for fast oxidizers, but rather "Higher Fat/Lower Carb" diet.
Not only have I read this book, but I have used the idea of the type (the form it takes) of metabolism for years, testing every year to see what my current metabolism is and how... Read morePublished 4 days ago by June Hutchins
A book that teaches you how to have the "perfect" diet for yourself. To me it did end up being a little repetitive and too explanatory at times. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Alex
This is working for me - finally. I tested as the Protein type, and it's amazing how it is helping me.Published 1 month ago by T. Black
This book seems to be a bit of bull. Arrived pretty quick. I would not recommend it.Published 1 month ago by Bill
The Metabolic Typing Diet asks some really relevant questions. For instance, why do some diets benefit some of us while harming others. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Dimitrios Siountris