Our metabolic system plays an important role in our life. This system helps our body to digest all the food we consume get the most of the beneficial nutrients and spread them throughout our entire system. Medical experts have clearly stated that there are three different types of metabolisms in human’s body. Getting to know your own metabolism type comes in very handy in achieving an optimum health and many other purposes. Let us take the weight loss purpose for example. There is a huge correlation between a successful and healthy weight loss program and discovering the type of your metabolism.

Types of Metabolisms and Weight Loss Efforts

If you like to lose your weight naturally pretty effectively, it is important that you keep your eyes on the quality of your nutrition. Getting rid of those extra pounds from your body should not be done by leaving yourself in a starving condition. You are not recommended to practice a harsh diet just to lose some pounds. You are ruining the natural functions of your body instead. In fact, it is almost like setting yourself up for eating splurges. You might be able to decrease your body weight through a starving method, however, it is almost certain that you will gain back more pounds afterward. One thing for sure, this is not a healthy way to fight your overweight problems.

In order to support your weight loss program, it is very important that you recognize the kind of foods you can eat and the ones that you shouldn’t consume. Please keep in mind that a successful diet plan might work only to a certain person. A certain diet plan simply does not work for everybody. Each metabolic type comes with its own characteristics and properties. Once you have found out the type of your metabolism, it should be a lot easier for you to decide which types of foods that are beneficial to your body. Eventually, you will be able to have a better understanding about the kind of foods that will help you achieve an optimal health as well as regain your most ideal body weight.

Your Metabolism Types

In the 1930s, Weston Price began the observations that had led us to the recognition of different types of metabolisms. The traveler dentist had discovered huge differences in diet. More interestingly, Weston Price had even found a tribe or a group isolated of people who actually developed their own specific diet. In this community, he also found incidences of most degenerative illnesses and diseases that we hardly find in our common society. The dentist finally concluded that the modern diet widely practiced in the western community goes hand in hand with various types of health ailments and issues.

In general, we have been very familiar with three different types of metabolisms; carb burning, fat burning and mixed burning. The people with the first type of metabolism tends to come experience a really hungry feeling very rarely. They have the power to go for a long time with relatively a small amount of food yet just cannot resist the temptation of sugary and sweet treats. It should be of no surprise to see plenty of them with overweight issues. The fat burning type is mostly marked by more frequent hunger for fatty and salty foods. It is quite often that they have some problems in keeping their energy levels in a good balance. Many of them actually feel dispirited or hyped-up due to their metabolic type. The mixed burning metabolism type is found on the people who developed mixed characteristics from the previous types. The people in this metabolic category tend to develop high anxiety and feeling very spiritless. Let us have a closer look at those three different types of metabolisms in the following paragraphs.

Carb Burning Metabolism

In spite of the infrequent eating habit they develop, going for a long time without having something to eat does not seem like a big issue for them. Their metabolic type has made them pretty tolerant to sugary and starchy foods. This shouldn’t be seen as a good thing as it will lead you to a number of serious health issues including insulin resistance and diabetes. Moreover, losing some extra pounds on their body shall become a very serious challenge. If you are included into this category, you are highly recommended to consume the foods rich in healthy carb and low in fat should you care about losing your weight or develop an optimal health.

Fat Burning Metabolism

Even after having their regular meals, it is quite often that the people with this metabolic type crave fatty and sugary foods like pizza, cake and chocolate. This type of eating habit will keep them away from practicing a healthy and balanced diet. It is important that they develop a certain diet that is high in healthy fats and proteins and also is low in carbohydrate. This approach should be very useful for them to maintain an optimal health. Healthy snacks between the frequent meals will come in very handy in keeping their healthy and safe blood levels.

Mixed Burning Metabolism

It would be the combination of carb burning and fat burning metabolism types. The people in this category tend to have average appetite and crave starchy and sugary foods. They also tend to be anxious and nervous as well. Interestingly, they are exposed to more food options. Not only do they have to consume the foods that are high in fat and purine proteins, they also have to fill their diet with low-fat and low purine proteins. Tofu, cheese, nuts and yogurt are very beneficial for these people.

With the knowledge of metabolism types on your hand, it should be a lot easier for you to plan a healthy diet. Eating the types of food that suit your types of metabolisms will give you many benefits. This will help you lose your weight naturally. More importantly, the right diet will also come in very handy in maintaining your overall health.

Originally posted 2015-09-08 01:36:26.

Ray Plumlee
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Retired USN "Mustang"(Enlisted to Officer) Officer. World traveler, been to 38 countries.
After retiring in 1994, I kept myself busy traveling as an online web programmer. Maybe you heard of me, Have Web Sites Will Travel? I then retired for a second time in 2010. Recently to keep busy I started a 3rd career, a career dedicated to me. My full time dedication is to my health and fitness. My job is to research everything to do with health and fitness (Yes, sexual health) and everything else related. I workout 6 times a week, closely monitor my diet and nutrition. I have started an online blog dedicated to the health and fitness of men over 60. So you can see I keep myself very busy.

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7 thoughts on “Getting to Know Your Types of Metabolisms: Carb Burning, Fat Burning and Mixed Burning

  • 6 February 2016 at 3:36 AM

    This has been a very informative article, thank you for taking the time to educate us on this matter. I appreciate all the information you have made available for us.
    I have a hard time getting back to a healthy lifestyle after my depression. I am going the right way now and thanks to you I actually know what I am doing! Thank you!

  • 30 January 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Well I have to admit I have a Fat Burning Metabolism. I did not know that until I read this article and recognized myself in the description. It is a curse to have eaten a fulfilling, healthy meal and still crave sweets or greasy, fatty foods afterwards. Of course giving in to my cravings is the reason I’m on a diet related website. Thanks for providing me with what I needed to finally experience a revelation.

  • 30 January 2016 at 8:31 AM

    I want to say that when I first visited your website I was almost totally ignorant of diets and general health and wellness. I think it is wonderful that you have invested what is obviously a lot of time to share your fitness knowledge. Please keep up the good work.

  • 27 January 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Thanks Ray. Sound advice I will follow.

  • 27 January 2016 at 12:19 PM

    I was hoping to do a little online research and have a grasp on dieting, weight loss techniques and maintaining wellness in a few hours. I have spent that long one your site alone. So much great information, but also so much that I realize this is going to be a longer process than I thought. What do you consider to be the best place someone 60 plus, in average health and maybe 15 lbs overweight start on their journey to a healthier life?

    • 27 January 2016 at 1:51 PM

      Loise, my answer would be different if below say 50. But over 50 the first priority would be get your Testosterone levels tested. At this age they will most likely be at the low end of normal or below normal. Unfortunately, I haven’t written an article on raising Testosterone levels naturally, but will in the near future.

      In the mean time, if in the low end of normal range try increasing your exercise plan (or starting one) with emphasis on resistance training which works best for increasing muscle mass. By doing this you should loose fat but gain muscle mass. You can’t reliably use a weight scale to follow progress so use Body Fat Calipers to measure body fat which is what you really want to loose. Not necessarily weight.

      Loosing body fat and gaining muscle mass coupled with a good solid 8 hours of sleep each night will be a good start.

      Once you are on this plan for 3 months or so have your Dr. test your Testosterone levels again. If they are still low normal or below normal discuss Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) with your Dr.

      Obviously, the whole concept of hormone replacement is a very complex topic and can’t be discussed in a single comment. Your question has made me realize the importance of getting some articles written on this topic as soon as I can. For that Loise, I thank you.

  • 24 January 2016 at 10:48 AM

    I found this very informative. As I have aged my metabolism has changed from one that allowed me to eat anything and not gain an ounce to my current one, which I have yet to figure out. I seem to now convert the mere smell of food to added inches around the waste. Slow would probably be the best word I could come up with to describe my metabolism at 60.


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