Is the 25 Body Type System just another fad diet doomed to fail?
Body typing is not a new diet "fad." In fact, body typing has been around for thousands of years. Since most body typing systems divide people into 3 or 4 types when there are actually 25 distinct types, too many people fall through the cracks by appearing to be a combination type. Body typing can successfully settle your diet dilemmas and help you feel great.
Why does body typing work?
The basic principle of body typing is that each individual body type needs a different set of "rules to play by." In other words, what works for one type does not necessarily work for another. People experience contradictory results with diets because not everyone reacts the same way to the same foods or food combinations. A diet regime may consist of whole, healthy foods and not be right or beneficial for you. That's why it is important to learn how to recognize which foods affect your particular body type positively.
Once I distinguish my body type, what will I learn about my diet?
Among the many discoveries, you will finally understand the best fat sources for you and how much you need; how much protein you need and when to eat it; the time of day to eat certain foods to feel your best; and how to eliminate food cravings.
How can I plan my meals when I can't even plan my schedule?
All of us at bodytype.com understand meal planning can be difficult. After all, with a full-time job, a myriad of household responsibilities and children to care for, organizing time seems to be a luxury we simply don't have. That's why we've created a meal plan for each one of the 25 body types. You'll have everything you need for a healthy eating day, including meal combinations which are perfect for your body type.
I've tried every diet under the sun and I'm still not healthy. How can you help someone like me?
It's not your fault. Your diets didn't work because they weren't right for your unique system and body type. Yes, we can certainly help someone like you! Every person falls into one of 25 body types, each ruled by a dominant gland, organ or system. Once you've determined your body type, you will know which foods will sustain your body for maximum health and vitality. It's a personalized owner's manual for your body!
I crave chocolate all the time! Can your book help me?
Yes, the book includes comprehensive food listings for each body type. You will learn which foods you can eat frequently, which foods to avoid, and which foods to consume in moderation. As you follow the diet plan, your cravings and desires for unhealthy foods will diminish.
Is is true that water curbs your appetite?
Yes. Many people eat not because the are really hungry, but because they are dehydrated. In addition to flushing the toxins out of the body, water can help burn calories.
What is "rut eating"?
Some body types tend to get into the habit of eating the same food 3-4 days in a row, then move to another food. The problem with "rut eating" is that it initially stimulates and then exhausts the pancreas gland by depleting the enzymes necessary for digesting that particular food. It generally takes four days for a food to completely leave the digestive system. To give the pancreas gland sufficient time to replenish the enzymes for any one food, it should not be eaten again for four days.
How do I determine my ideal diet?
You need to identify your dominant gland, organ or system. Your dominant gland is the strongest gland, and it has the greatest influence on your body. This gland is what determines your shape, appearance, and areas of weight gain. Like your fingerprints, your body type is present at birth and remains constant throughout your life.
What is the importance of protein in my diet?
Protein is found more abundantly in the body than any other substance, except water. It is crucial for good health. The deficiency of this substance can cause stunted physical growth, weakness, poor stamina, hormonal problems, brain dysfunction, depression, and learning difficulties. Lack of adequate protein can also cause poor immune system function, with a lowered resistance to disease, and a slower recovery from illness and injury.
What are the best sources of protein?
The best sources of high quality protein, meaning protein that contains all the essential amino acids in abundance, are fish, chicken, turkey, animal meats, and eggs. The protein found in these foods is referred to as dense protein.
How much protein should I eat?
Essential amounts of protein will vary with individuals and the seasons. What you, in particular, may need will vary as your body goes through its natural cycles of building and cleansing. Protein requirements vary with body type. For example, the Adrenal body type can generally get enough protein from a vegetarian diet because of their inherently strong bodies. The more delicate Thyroid body type needs highly concentrated protein, more than they are able to obtain from vegetable sources.