Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters – Who is Metabolically Correct?

Not too long ago, I received an email from one of my clients. While she was generally happy with the results of her custom metabolic profile, she did have one complaint. “I’m disappointed that there are no provisions for vegetarians in this plan,” she said.

Unfortunately, that’s a misunderstanding about Metabolic Typing. There are lots of provisions for vegetarians.

As a matter of fact, of the 24 Real Metabolic Types, there are four types that are most likely to be able to eat a vegetarian diet and have it be healthy for them. There are also an additional four types that may do well on a slightly-modified vegetarian diet.

The problem isn’t that Metabolic Typing is incompatible with vegetarianism. There are at least eight types that we can work with to create modified vegetarian diets.

It’s not Metabolic Typing but “your personal metabolism” that may not be suited for vegetarianism. Some people are just not metabolically right for a vegetarian diet.

I understand why this frustrates some people. It certainly frustrated me!

As most of you know, I ate mostly modified vegetarian – and sometimes exclusively vegetarian – for 20 years. It was only when I developed serious problems with my weight and health that I was forced to realize that being a low-fat, mostly vegetarian wasn’t working.

And when I found out that I was metabolically a Fast Oxidizer Dominant, I knew why it didn’t work. Fast Oxidizer Dominantss require animal protein. There were no two ways about that. I needed animal protein to get my weight under control and to solve many of my health problems.

Unfortunately, when I was eating vegetarian, I was eating with my “brain”. I had made a conscious mental decision that vegetarianism was healthy, and was eating according to what I “thought”.

That’s the reason I sometimes refer to the MetaTyping Nutrition Plan, as “eating with your body”. Too many of us eat with our “thoughts” or with our “tastebuds”, ignoring signals such as weight gain and organ dysfunction that are coming from our body.

Of course, what’s true for vegetarians is also true for meat-eaters. A number of Metabolic Types, such as mine, do extremely well as heavy meat-eaters. But if your metabolism isn’t right, then eating meat will cause you health and weight problems as well.

I look at the way most of eat as the result of “brain-washing”. We’ve been brain-washed into thinking a certain way of eating is healthy, or we’ve brain-washed ourselves through our brain’s “pleasure centers” that certain foods taste good. And we eat according to this brain-washing.

If you want to control weight and be your healthiest, you have to get rid of this brain-washing. You have to eat right for your whole body, not for just your brain and your taste-buds.

I understand that some people are vegetarians for socially-conscious reasons. So they often email me before completing their nutrition profile, saying that if their profile says they should eat meat, they won’t eat it.

Well, I have to tell them that I’m sorry, but I can’t guarantee what their Metabolic Type is. Your Metabolic Type is often set at birth. You were born with your type. I know you’ve decided vegetarianism is good for most of the planet, but it may not be good for one special part of the planet, your body.

I understand and sympathize, because I was vegetarian partially for social reasons as well as for health reasons. And whether you are a confirmed vegetarian or a confirmed meat-eater, well if you are lucky, you can eat contrary to your metabolism for many years before you start developing weight and health problems. But ultimately, like me, you will develop problems if you eat contrary to your Metabolic Type.

Fortunately, many people are pleasantly surprised with their custom metabolic profiles and their food charts. Often they find that many of their favorite foods are listed as ideal or acceptable for their metabolism.

As one of my clients wrote, “I was pleased to discover that shopping and meals won’t be a problem for my husband and me. I was also happy to realize that the program is not as restrictive as I had feared.”

Or as one of my other clients recently told me, “I’m eating foods that I love but have avoided for years [as unhealthy] and feeling the best I ever have.”

Fortunately, that’s more often the case – people are surprised to find what is ideal or acceptable for them. And once you start eating with your body, you may just find those pesky weight problems and those persistent health problems disappearing! Soon you too will be looking and feeling the best you ever have.

So are you ready to find out which foods to eat to help you improve your health, hit your target weight, and get better energy and digestion? Let me help you put a customized plan together that will work for you!

Just click here and we can get started right now!

Wishing you the best in health and nutrition,

Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor
C.M.T.A., F.D.N., N.W.P.

About Carole Taylor
Carole Taylor is a nutritionist, Certified Metabolic Typing® Advisor, Certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Advisor, and a Certified Neurogistics Wellness Practitioner. She focuses on work with clients online to help them improve their health, control their weight, and get better energy and digestion through Real Metabolic Typing. To get your free video on Real Metabolic Typing®, just visit Carole's website at MetaTyping.Com


10 Responses to “Vegetarians vs. Meat-Eaters – Who is Metabolically Correct?”
  1. Andre says:

    I am just making a blog related to this. If you allow, I would like to use some of your content. And with full refernce of course. Thanks in advance.

    - Andre

  2. Carole Taylor says:

    Hi Andre – Thank you for your message. If you would, you can just link back to my blog from your blog. Or if you’d like to reprint the article in your blog, just send me an email at and I’ll give you the permission you need to do that.
    Best wishes,

  3. Johnson says:

    Took me time to read the whole article, the article is great but the comments bring more brainstorm ideas, thanks.

    - Johnson

  4. julius says:

    Should we always prefer organic meat, vegetables, etc? Seems everything on the shelves and meat counters is contaminated with hormones, chemicals, bad soil or unclean water. What’s left? And it does get expensive buying only organic! If you can find it! And if it is truely organic, because it seems not everything is what they say it is. What about high fructose corn syrup, which is in just about everything? refined sugars and flours, are they really to be avoided altogether?

  5. Carole Taylor says:

    Hi Julius – Thank you for your comments, but I think you are asking the wrong questions. The first question should ALWAYS be – “Is this food right for my metabolic type?”

    Once you KNOW that answer, then you can look at food quality such as organic vs. non-organic. For example, let’s say you are in a restaurant with limited choices, and you had only a choice of organic food that is *not* right for your real type, or non-organic food that *is* right for your type. You should choose the food that is right for your type.

    Right for your type is ALWAYS the first consideration, quality and source should be secondary considerations. And when you know your Real Metabolic Type, then we can discuss specific foods such as sweeteners and flours, etc.

    I want you to stop focusing on “one-size-fits-all” diet advice, and start thinking in terms of what’s right for your unique body, mind, and dietary health.

    Best wishes,

  6. Tom says:

    Hello Carol

    I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes about 3 years ago that came to light in my annual DOT Physical. I have been under a Doctor’s care for every sense.

    The Doctor put me on Metformin and Lipitor and advised me to lose weight and exercise. I have lost about 30lbs and have been exercising, but I have still been unable to get my weight down to an acceptable level for a person that is 6’2”tall and now 250lbs. The Doctor also stated that many people are able to control Type II with a proper weight loss program and exersize and advised me to get in touch with a diatition.

    The question: Will your program if followed get me to a desirable weight for a 66 year old male??

    Thanks and regards tom

  7. Carole Taylor says:

    I know that you have specific areas of your body where you’d like to reduce weight. But Real metabolic typing is not about spot reductions.

    It’s about building health and changing your body from the cellular level all the way up. We don’t focus on specific parts of your body, but on your entire body and your health. Now,
    as part of building health, you most likely will see improvements in whatever problem areas you have, but we don’t really “treat” those areas or focus on them. It’s about focusing on you as a person, and on a customized approach made just for you – the whole you, the real you.

    Of course, I can’t make a specific promise here – because after all, how well this works depends in a large part on what YOU do. I’m not actually there to choose the food for you, to make you eat the right things, or to fill out your daily check sheets. And you will definitely have to change your eating habits. You have to do that yourself. But I can give you the tools you need to give you the *best* chance to do that.

  8. Carole Taylor says:

    Thank you for your comment. Yes, we are working on a more cost-effective method for people who need it. Please keep watching your email. We should have something for you soon.

  9. rosemarie says:

    hi mrs carole i’m rosemarie from the philippines and i would like to know my methabolic typing because im underweight i’m 33 yrs old and i just wieght 40kg, i eat rice with vegetables and small amount of meat or fish with the vegetables.. i’m type o.. i would like to gain weight also… i read about your article and its very interesting! how can i gain weight..please help! thanks and god bless!

  10. Carole Taylor says:

    Hi Rosemarie – Thank you for your message. Please check your email. I sent you information today on how you can get your custom nutrition profile with your real metabolic type.

    Anyone else who is interested, just sign up for my free video on Real Metabolic Typing. Just visit our home page (click here).