Tim Sharp Celebrity Personal Trainer - Nutrition & Diet

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The Metabolic Diet

At Sharpbodies we realise your diet should be unique to you and your goals. They key thing is to make sure the body is in the correct hormonal state when you begin dieting. Most clients endocrine system are not producing the hormones you need to be in the correct anabolic state. This is also key for having ongoing fat loss towards the desired body fat goal.

So optimising the correct macronutrient ratios for yourself in day one is essential. What we then do at Sharpbodies personal training is assess the results on a weekly basis. That way you check the lean body mass is maintaining or increasing. If this doesn’t happen the thyroid levels drop with lower lean body mass then slower metabolism. So gaining or maintaining lean mass is essential. You must check this!

And again if your a slow oxidiser, mid oxidiser or fast. You must get ratios correct initially. No matter if your a busy Mum, bodybuilding or runner this is your unique fuel source that makes your body work efficiently and healthier giving you vitality and supra health.

In the extreme take a Bodybuilder there may be a instance where more structured manipulated macro choices are needed to trick the body into losing fat to a very low percentage day 5-7% in a man. So low calorie protein type diet with clean carb load cycling when the natural athletes endocrine system starts going catabolic. These are hormones that break down muscle tissue and slow the metabolism producing less T4 hormones in the thyroid and less active T3 in the muscle. That conversion takes place with TSH thyroid stimulating hormones in the body.

This is what most diet don’t address. This is results I real world I’ve seen on thousands of clients. It’s even more successful when athletes, bodybuilders or props wanting to get extremely lean and healthy.

Another key part of a new healthy diet regime is bowel flora. This refers to the good bacteria that give you health vitality and most important a strong immune system. This then reduces inflammation in the gut and bloating! So then this reduces bloating in the stomach. So no wheat, dairy, sugar or booze. Bloating will disappear and you healthy vitality will be amazing. This is just the start to a healthy lean for life you.

If Eat According to Your type you can not only optimise your ideal macronutrient ratios. But also promote a healthier leaner body.
Health is key for this diet it will make you healthier, feel great and make you lean. The metabolic assessment is something we go through in the first assessment with a client.

There's no best diet but there's a diet that's best for you

Protein Type Diet

In general or simplistic terms, if you are a protein type it means one of two things -- either your cells tend to burn carbohydrates too quickly (meaning you're a fast oxidizer), or the parasympathetic branch of your autonomic nervous system is stronger and more dominant than the sympathetic branch. This means you need a high-protein intake in order to strengthen your sympathetic system, and in turn acidify your too-alkaline metabolism. Or you need protein to slow down your overly rapid cellular oxidation rate, thereby alkalinizing your too-acid metabolism.

Protein types do very well on a diet that includes plenty of high-density, high-fat proteins known as "high-purine" proteins. These include foods like red meat, dark meat chicken and turkey, and various kinds of seafood such as salmon, tuna, herring, sardines, mussels, caviar and anchovies. Most protein types can also eat freely of whole fat foods in the form of cheese, eggs, cream and milk. It's especially important for protein types to include a significant amount of protein at every meal, and to moderate their intake of carbohydrates (grains, vegetables and fruits), especially the carbohydrates that are high in sugar and starch.

Carbo Type Diet

Generally speaking, if you're a carbo type you need a higher percentage of carbohydrates in your diet in order to strengthen the parasympathetic branch of your nervous system, which is weaker than your sympathetic system, and thereby alkalinize your too-acid metabolism. Or you need more carbohydrates to speed up your naturally slow cellular oxidation rate, thereby bringing it into balance by acidifying your too-alkaline metabolism.

Carbo types typically do well on a low-fat, relatively low-protein diet -- one that includes liberal amounts of carbohydrates in the form of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. However, carbo types need to remember that a "low-protein" diet does not mean a "no-protein" diet. In fact, most carbo types will find that they need to include protein at most meals, but they need to focus on leaner, lighter meats, seafood and poultry than protein types. They should restrict their consumption of red meat in favor of light meat chicken and turkey and lighter seafood such as haddock, cod, perch, sole, catfish and flounder.

If you're a carbo type you should stick to low-fat dairy products, but you can eat a very wide selection of vegetables, fruits, and grains. However, many carbo types, like protein types, do best by focusing on vegetables that contain low or moderate levels of sugar and starch.

The Mixed Type Diet

If you're a mixed type, it means you're somewhere in the middle of the other two types, which have more pronounced or clear-cut metabolic imbalances. You actually need to eat a mixture of protein type foods and carbo type foods. This will accomplish two things: 1) it will support both sides of your autonomic nervous system -- both the sympathetic branch and the parasympathetic branch; and 2) it will keep your cellular oxidation rate, which is neither too fast or too slow, in balance.

Mixed types need to consume relatively equal ratios of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. They also need to eat a mixture of high-fat, high-purine proteins and low-fat, low-purine proteins. The same applies to all of the other foods contained on the protein type and carbo type diets -- including grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits.