Will my family have the same metabolic type as me?
It’s probably not surprising to learn that quite a few families get involved in the MetaTyping Nutrition Plan. We have a number of husbands and wives, and parents and children, who are improving their health, controlling their weight, and boosting their energy and digestion by eating metabolically.
Occasionally, I’m asked by people considering Real Metabolic Typing, “Since we are related, will my family members have similar Metabolic Types?”
First of all, husbands and wives often aren’t related – except by marriage. So it’s not unusual for husbands and wives to be of different types. Now with siblings, you might be more likely to find common types, but not always. Being “related” isn’t enough. Just as two average height parents can give birth to a child that grows very tall, internal metabolism is the result of complex genetics.
But as you probably know if you are a faithful reader of my articles, each person’s nutrition needs are unique. And to be healthy, each person needs to eat for their unique metabolism.
So there’s no guarantee that your type will be the same as the types of other members of your family. You might find that you are all similar Metabolic Types, but then again, you might find you aren’t.
Unfortunately, that’s the way things are. There’s no way around that. It’s the way we are born. That’s why “one-size-fits-all” approaches generally don’t work in the long run when it comes to nutrition.
It all comes down to being committed to doing what it takes. I realize it’s difficult when it comes to families. There are families where each member is a different type, so meals are extremely complex. But it is what has to be done if you and your family are serious about health, weight, energy, and digestion.