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Choosing Diet Plans Based on Your Metabolism

By Valerie Mellema

When you're researching diets, you hear a lot about metabolism. Some people have slow metabolisms and some have fast, but how do you know which diet plans are right for your metabolism.

In some ways, we're all different and in other ways, we're all very similar. The same is true when it comes to your metabolism. When people talk about fast and slow metabolism, they're talking about how quickly their bodies convert food into energy and nutrients.

There are several factors that come into play when dealing with metabolism and these include:

  • Genetics
  • Hormone levels
  • Ethnic background
  • Thyroid
  • Dieting history
  • Degree of insulin sensitivity
  • Amount of body fat
  • Age

There are many other factors that occur on a cellular basis as well. So, when it comes to choosing the right diet plan for your particular metabolism type, it can be difficult and there may be several options. This is because people don't typically fit precisely in specific categories.

The easiest diet plan you can start with is pretty simple. You eat the best foods you can eat. You get protein from the best sources available (i.e. organic). You eat all types of vegetables and as much as you can (best from organic sources). You also want to eat high-fiber, low sugar fruits and good quality fats such as olive oil, nuts, seeds and butter.

This particular type of diet plan is often referred to as a "caveman" diet because it dates back to what people have been eating for over 2.5 million years. This is the type of diet that our digestive systems are designed for. Most scientists and doctors agree that the closer you can get to this type of diet plan, the better off you will be. Forget about trying to go low carb or low fat, just go all-natural.

Instead of becoming overwhelmed with the wide variety of options available to you in terms of "systems" and "diet plans," it is best to simply begin your first diet plan by eating healthier, more natural foods. The majority of diet plans all have the same basic plan when you get down to it and this is something that everyone agrees on in most diet plans. The best things that you eat are those that could have grown yourself or even hunted yourself. This is a natural diet plan that is perfect for any type of metabolism type.