Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal! My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.
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Did you take the test?
Now add up the number of A answers, B answers, and C answers you have written down.
What did you come up with?
I had 10 A’s, 27 B’s, and 9 C’s.
If your number of C answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or B answers, you are a fast oxidizer.
If your number of A answers is 5 or more higher than your number of B or C answers, you are a slow oxidizer.
If your number of B answers is 5 or more higher than your number of A or C answers, or if neither A, B, nor C’s are 5 or more higher than the other two, you are a balanced oxidizer.
I am a balanced oxidizer.
If you’ve answered this questionnaire and you are still not clear which category is the right one for you, there are two other tests you can take to help clarify your metabolic type.
These tests are a little drastic and provocative, and they are only intended for those who truly cannot type themselves using the questionnaire.
1. Niacin Test: Take 50 milligrams of niacin on an empty stomach.
If you experience an immediate flush, you are most likely a fast oxidizer.
If you experience a moderate flushing effect, you are a balanced oxidizer.
If you experience a significantly delayed flushing or nothing at all, you are a slow oxidizer.
2. Vitamin C test: Take 8 grams of vitamin C in equally divided doses over 8 hours.
The fast oxidizer will respond by feeling acidic and uncomfortable, and may even experience other symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, or increased intestinal gas.
A true balanced oxidizer may find that his or her stomach feels less acidic.
A slow oxidizer will have no response at all.
I’m assuming you have now identified yourself somewhere along the fast-slow continuum.
We will get to know more about your type in the next several posts.
We will learn the particular foods and eating habits that are right for your type.
If you’re good to your metabolism, it’ll return the favor by working to help you maintain weight loss and good health.
Come join me on my weight loss journey! I’d love to have you along!
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