Help! MT is making my problems worse!
No one likes to hear this, but sometimes, when you start eating metabolically, your problems might get worse at the start.
It doesn’t ALWAYS happen, but you might find your health problems get a little worse, or you gain a bit more weight, or you feel more rundown, or your digestion seems sluggish.
And immediately, you might jump to the conclusion that metabolc typing doesn’t work.
But … hold on. Don’t jump to conclusions.
If You’ve Eaten Completely Wrong for A While …
It’s normal for your health, weight, or energy problems to get a little worse at the start. And that’s because if you have eaten completely wrong for awhile, your body may be reacting and starting to cleanse. Your symptoms might be a sign of detoxification.
Even though this is a positive sign, it may be uncomfortable. It’s not unusual for these symptoms to actually get worse before they get better. Of course, if the symptoms become more difficult, or more serious than mere detoxification, you should discontinue your plan and consult with your health care practitioner.
But think of it this way. People addicted to drugs who go into rehab go through a similar detox process, as they transition into a more healthy lifestyle. Eating foods not suited for your type is not much different from taking the wrong kind of drugs.
Once You Start Eating Metabolically …
As you stop eating the wrong foods and start giving your body the right foods, cleansing is part of the process. Over time, you should start feeling better and seeing an improvement in your health.
Especially with weight, it’s not unusual to gain a bit more weight when you start eating correctly. That’s because your body still “remembers” the metabolically-poor nutrition it has had to cope with for a long time. So once you start giving it metabolically-correct nutrition, at first it will “conserve” what it’s getting, since it’s not really expecting you to give more. After all, you may not have been eating metabolically correct for decades, and your body expects that to continue!
So it may take a month or even two of eating metabolically for your body to get the idea that you’re no longer starving it, and that it can go back to its natural tendency to build healthy cells, burn fat, and give you all the energy you need.
What To Do When You See This Happening
Here are some suggestions for the best way to handle these detox conditions:
- Make sure you stay with your Ideal foods at meal times for the first four weeks in the plan. Don’t stray from this list.
- Make sure you monitor and adjust your ratios according to the process we describe on your MetaTyping Checklist.
- Make sure you get plenty of sleep and rest this first four weeks.
- Make sure any supplements you take are the correct ones for your Metabolic Type. Don’t take supplements that might interfere with your new eating plan and make the situation even worse.
But most importantly – relax and know that this is a normal part of healing your body and getting you to the right health, weight, energy and digestion you are entitled to!