A metabolic diet plan is based on the idea that not everyone has the same metabolism. We all burn calories at different rates. This rate depends on how good or bad is the metabolism of a particular individual. The metabolic diet plan considers the macronutrients needs of the individual and helps in planning the diet accordingly.
Depending on the metabolism of different individuals, this diet plan is usually categorized into 3 types.
- Protein Types
- Carbo Types
- Mixed Types
1. Protein Types: These individuals need food that is rich in oils and high purine proteins. Their diet includes meat, beef, salmon, herring, tuna, whole milk, cheese, eggs, cream, poultry, and mussels. The carbohydrates intake should be kept to the minimum. Instead of simple carbs, it is recommended to include complex carbs like whole grains and vegetables. The macronutrient ratio that is to be aimed is 40:30:30 (protein:fats: carbs)
Signs of Protein Types:
-Crave salty and fatty foods.
2. Carbo Types: These individuals need food rich in carbohydrates and low in fats, proteins, and oils. Their diet includes large amounts of complex carbs, like whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and low purine content proteins and low-fat dairy products. The macronutrient ratio that is to be aimed is 20:20:60 (protein:fats: carbs).
3. Mixed Types: These individuals need a mixed diet which contains a mixture of high-fat, low fat, low purine, high purine protein, carbohydrates. Their diet majorly includes eggs, tofu, nuts, and yogurt. All three macronutrients should be taken in equal ratios.
Signs of Mixed types:
– Neither slow or fast oxidizers
– Average appetite
– Craves for starchy and sweet food
– Little trouble with weight management
This diet plan can help people to plan their diets depending on their metabolism.