Metabolic Typing


Everyone has a unique metabolic type. Metabolic Typing identifies the ideal diet (and supplements) for each person for weight loss, optimal health, energy, fitness, immunity. The ‘wrong’ and ‘right’ foods for our bodies are determined by our metabolic type.

It’s important to learn how to eat for your metabolic type because the same foods that keep your friends slim may be making you puffy, tired and unhealthy. An often used analogy is one of a car. If you’ve got a petrol car and you fill it with diesel what happens? The same is true for our bodies – if we fill them with the ‘wrong’ fuel (food) they won’t work properly and lead to lethargy, weight gain and various health issues. 

There are three different Metabolic Types: Carbohydrate, Protein and Mixed.

When you’re eating the right food for your metabolic type, you’ll feel and function better. Some reported benefits include increased energy levels, better mood and a stronger immune system. Weight loss can also be an added benefit. Generally, weight loss tends to be slow, gradual weight loss ( and sustainable) – once you’re eating the right food for your type, your body metabolises the food you feed it more efficiently and can shed excess weight. Our blood sugar mechanism is critical to our ability to deal with food and stress, and eating for your metabolic type will put your body back in balance, re-instating your blood sugar mechanisms and ensuring that you are able to deal with both food and stress effectively. 


Free Metabolic Typing Questionnaire 

We’ve got a free Metabolic Typing Questionnaire that we offer to all Suna clients. Complete the quiz, and discover what metabolic type YOU are.

Once you understand what Metabolic Type you are, it's just a question of understanding what types of foods and in what balance best suit your body in order to establish some guidelines on what is best for you. It's not about what you can’t eat - this is an opportunity to make more informed nutrition decisions, that will lead to long term health benefits.

We can explain what are good nutrition choices for each Metabolic Type, and how to balance your food intake for both improved health and excess weight loss.

Embrace and love your body – it’s the most amazing thing you’ll ever own… so treat it well!

Our interest is in teaching people ways to eat ideally high quality foods that suit their bodies best - and their lifestyle - in order to help them feel better, look better and live better (and lose weight when that's a priority). We believe that eating in a way that's beneficial for your body needs to be tasty and enjoyable and easy, so you feel great and good nutrition becomes easy.

We know from 20+ years experience with our Suna Pilates clients that it's the changing of small habits and understanding what different foods do for you, that get the best long term changes. This also allows us to easily make better choices.