January 2009

What diet works for you?

Metabolic Typing Diet
Would you put diesel in a car that’s designed to take gasoline? Not if you want it to run at peak performance. Its bad enough that most Americans live on McJunkFood most of their lives, but even those that eat “healthy foods” are not eating the right foods for their biochemical and cultural individuality. There is no medicine that is right for everyone. What can help one person, can make another sick, and have no effect on another. Food has the same effect on people. There isn’t one diet that is right for everyone. So to achieve optimal health, you must determine what is right for you.

Through natures influence, native cultures ate what was ideal for their lineage and geographical region. (Their metabolic type) For example, eskimos have a protein based diet, and a middle easterner has a carb based diet. These people would enjoy robust health and excellent physiques, as long as they wouldn’t consume refined and processed foods. This doesn’t mean the “protein type” wouldn’t have carbs and fats, but that his/her plate would be about 45% protein, 35% carbs, and 20% oils and fats. There are a number of factors that influence your optimal macronutrient ratio at any given time. You can find out what your metabolic type is through a questionnaire, which will categorize you as a protein type, a carb type, or a mixed type. If you’d like me to email you the questions, email me!

What do you think? Email me!

All the best and God Bless,

Ammo Athletics