NO RESULTS Are you following the wrong diet
Do you have friends who swear by the Atkins-type diet to keep their weight down, but you tried it and felt terrible?
Or maybe you have friends who are vegan and have great energy, but you tried it and felt like a truck hit you?
You could be eating the wrong "healthy" diet – for YOU! Read more…
Is your diet healthy? Yesterday I was talking to a very intelligent young woman named Andrea in her teens who is already a food and exercise enthusiast but who still struggles with her weight. During our conversation she told me that she feels like she is doing everything she can to be "healthy." She exercises regularly and vigorously. She eats alot of fruits and vegetables, avoids fat and salt, tries to eat small amounts of meat. Hum, something does not sound quite right! But I definitely believed she was telling me the truth.
Sounds healthy, right?
Our answer? It depends on your Hauser Diet Type!
Most people probably do not get into these types of conversations with people they don’t even know, but hey, when you tell people you are into natural health, this is what happens! But anyway…Andrea heard about the Hauser Diet and was very interested to hear my take on her issues.
I asked her the following questions: (her answers in parentheses)
1. Do you typically feel colder or warmer than most people? (colder – especially hands/feet)
2. Do you crave any particular food? (chocolate)
3. Do you find yourself dragging at 10AM and 2PM? (definitely yes)
4. How do you feel if you eat pasta for lunch? (very tired)
5. What happens if you skip a meal? (mean cranky person)
6. What do you typically eat for breakfast? (a fiber bar and a banana)
7. What food do you eat the most of? (fruit)
8. Do you feel you are functioning optimally in your running and team sports? (no, tired and long recovery)
Do you see a pattern forming here? You probably do if you have read our materials before!
Hauser Lion/Otter who is eating like a Monkey!
Andrea likely tends toward acidic blood pH as well as hypoglycemia based on the fact that she is cold and feels tired eating carbohydrate containing foods. Obviously the way to know for certain is to get Hauser Diet Typing lab testing done on your blood. What type of diet should someone with these symptoms follow? Yes, the Hauser Lion or Otter type diet, NOT the higher carb "healthy" diet (similar to a Hauser Monkey diet) that Andrea was trying to follow and getting frustrated with! Andrea was feeding her body the wrong fuel.
I went on to tell Andrea about my experience as a new dietitian coming out of graduate school ready to make the world a healthier place. I had been taught that everyone needed to follow the low fat, low protein, low salt diet to be healthy. I was making muffins with applesauce instead of oil. I was a fat-phobe! Obviously my food journey took me to discovering the truth of the matter – that being that there is no one diet for all people! Each person’s individual physiology requires a different blend of carbohydrate, fat, and protein. What is healthy for one person, is not healthy for another person.
What was the take home point for Andrea?
1. Eat more protein and eat it at every meal, including things such as beef, fish, chicken, turkey, pork, eggs as these foods not only help balance your acidic blood pH, but stabilize hypoglycemia tendencies.
2. Eat more good fats such as avocado, hummus, olive oil, nuts, seeds, as these foods also help normalize blood pH and blood sugar levels.
3. Do not skip breakfast and definitely eat protein at breakfast such as eggs, turkey products, or even left over meat from another meal.
4. Reduce or eliminate fruit – one piece per day max. This will be a big change for Andrea as she stated she loves fruit and eats alot of it to stay healthy. So I think this is where she is going to see a big change. Fruits and fruit juices are foods that acidify the blood pH as well as accelerate hypoglycemia. These are not good food choices for people who have Lion/Otter physiology.
5. Drink only water for your beverages.
6. Continue to exercise, eating protein before exercising, not carbs. Make sure to include both aerobic and strength building exercise.
Are you following the right healthy diet?
If Andrea follows these six tips, I think she will find herself with normalized weight, more energy, and increased sports performance. If you feel you may be following the wrong diet for your individual physiology, give us a call and find out! 708-848-7789 or email@example.com.
What is a healthy diet? The answer is relative – to your Hauser Diet Type!
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