Thursday, 29 April 2010

True to Type

This 20:20:20 is ON.

I have dug out the details on the different metabolic eating types and I re-did the questionaire. (This is the work of Paul Chek and William Wollcott, for anyone who wants to Google.)

I am a "mixed" type. Definately.

However, I have always been advised to eat to a protein type, as this is a faster way to lose weight.

Problem is, I find it virtually impossible to stick to a protein type diet, even in the short term.

So it is only actually faster if you can actually stick to it. Which I can't.

(The thought of all those effing egg whites again and all that no no no no. It makes me want to run and hide in a can of Pringles.)

SO, I am going to eat as a mixed type. I am going to stay true to type.

The deal with food, for me, then, is this:

1200 Calories per day

This is made up of:

10% Fat
40% Protein
50% Carbs

Which equates to:

13.3g of fat only
120g protein
150g carbs

I have reset my Calorie King to reflect this.

(Interestingly it is the first time I have been into Calorie King for what feels like forever. I last recorded my weight on there last November: 6 months ago. I have maintained my weight since then. Phew)

I have pre-planned todays food and tracked it already.

I need to up my daily water guzzling habits.

What about you? Linky thing below. Just link to a post that shows us what you are up to diet/weightloss/exercise wise?


  1. Good luck - you can do this!

  2. I actually find it quite easy to stick to the protein rich diet, as long as I don't do egg whites and tuna only. My husband and I do a modified Atkins and we have lost lots of weight, now I just eat very little carbs, and I am still managing to loose a little every week, I don't have very much to go. Good luck with your dieting.

  3. You're inspiring. Woo hoo!!

  4. Hi Luce,

    I've signed up and will endeavour to upload a before shot tonight.

    Andrea xx

  5. Good LUCK you can so do it!

  6. Good Luck! I've been trying for 2 years to lose the weight and I'm not doing something right. I've lost 5 with the nutrisystem and guzzle water. I really think my body comes down to exercise. I'll keep up the blog and look forward to yours!

  7. Thanks for letting me know about this. I love your posts and am loving meeting people trying to do the same thing. I feel like after years and YEARS of trying I have finally found the right plan for me.

    I am just coming up to taking my 2nd lot of piccies which (hopefully) show my progress after a month on the Slimming World plan. I know in myself I am feeling the benefits, I'm just hoping they are showing on the old bod as well :P Aiming to do it on the 1st of every month.

    Fantastic on maintaining, well done!


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