Determine your Metabolic Type
There is widespread confusion these days regarding how to eat for good health. Daily, we are bombarded with conflicting advice from 'experts' touting everything from the latest 'highly effective' diet (like eating a lettuce leaf a day and bathing in luke warm yaks milk), to magic supplements, to saving yourself the trouble and having it all nip and tucked off.
However, according to the CHEK Institute in California, a world authority on holistic health, and a focal point for the education of elite health and exercise professionals (Phil studied there), the safest and most effective way to achieve your health goals is to eat right for your metabolic type.
Eating for YouYou can't fill a petrol engined car with diesel and expect it to run properly. The same is true for your body. You can't expect it to function well, if you are not giving it the right fuel for your genetic requirements.
The Ancestor Diet' works by determining the optimum 'macro-nutrient ratio' for your individual metabolism. What this means, is that 'The Ancestor Diet' defines the perfect balance of fats, proteins and carbohydrates that will make each of our bodies work at their best.
The key to the perfect diet for you is individuality. These 'one size fits all' diets that we're constantly bombarded with just don't work. You only have to look at the statistics to realise that!
In the UK, thirty seven percent of women (that's more than one in three) and eighteen percent of men (one in five) are on a diet at any one time. If diet's actually worked, this wouldn't be the case. We'd be able to lose the weight and keep it off. The secret is that no diet works for all of us. We need to discover which combination of foods works for our individual biochemistry.
We've all also heard endlessly about the importance of eating healthy, balanced meals. But what is a healthy balanced meal? A healthy balanced meal means something different for each metabolic type.
Though few of us are really sure of our genetic heritage, for optimum health, we need to follow the diet that our system is designed to eat. (By heritage, we mean thousands of years back, not the fact that your dad came from Scunthorpe, and your mum from Southern Spain!)