The HTMA test report will show your metabolic type based on mineral ratios. The lab will identify your metabolism as a Slow or Fast type.
Your metabolic type affects how you burn your food. This information helps you adjust your macronutrient ratio which is ideal for your type. Macronutrients are protein, fats, and carbohydrates. For example, if you are a fast metabolizer, fats will help you feel fuller longer. But if you are a slow metabolizer, the same fat, if eaten too much, can make you feel sluggish and tired.
Foods can further slow down or speed up your metabolism, and the lab has ideal ratio recommendations for each type.
Slow Metabolizer: 40% lean protein, 40% complex carbohydrates, 20% fat in calories
Fast Metabolizer: 33% protein, 33% complex carbohydrates, 33% fats
Each person is unique, so it’s best to find out your current macronutrient ratio using Cronometer.com and then adjust the ratio gradually. The best ways to tell how you’re doing with your current macronutrient ratio is to determine how you feel after each meal.
- Do I feel full?
- How is my energy?
- What is my overall feeling of well-being?
When you get the right ratio for your metabolism, you will feel satiated, energetic and feel great.
Transcript of the Video
Keiko: Hi, I’m Keiko and I’m a holistic health coach at KTMHolisticHealth.com. Today, I’m going to talk about metabolic type on the HTMA lab report and how this information will help you determine your ideal macronutrient ratio. I’ll also talk about a free tool you can use to figure out and monitor your macronutrient ratio, at the end. So stay tuned.
Keiko: On your report, this is the HTMA lab report from Trace Elements Lab, you will see your metabolic type here. On the report, it will show your metabolic type as fast or slow. The mineral patterns are different, so to rebalance your health you need different foods and supplements based on your type. Please remember that each person is unique and the metabolic type is on a slow to fast spectrum. Generally speaking, a fast metabolic type will show a more intense stress situation and will need to be slowed down. And then the slow metabolic type will show a stress burnout situation and they’ll need nutrients to speed up their metabolism.
Keiko: We’ll discuss food recommendations for each type. We’ll look at the best macronutrient ratio, and when we’re talking macronutrient ratios we’re talking proteins, fats, and carbs. This is just a starting point that the lab recommends, but please remember that you’re unique so you’ll want to make adjustments. For the fast metabolic type we’re looking at about 1/3 protein, 1/3 carbohydrate, and 1/3 fats, in calories. And then for the slow metabolic types, you’re going to have slightly higher protein at 40%, and higher carbs at 40%, and lower fats at 20%.
Keiko: To get started you’ll want to track your current ratio by using a free tool at cronometer.com. All you have to do is add some food, so I added beef, broccoli, and sweet potato, and then you put the amount in. And then if you hover over the Consumed, you’ll see the carbs, fats, and protein just like that. And to see if that’s actually the right ratio for you all you have to do is ask yourself, do I feel full, how’s my energy, and what’s my overall feeling of well-being. If all of that is great then that’s probably a really wonderful macronutrient ratio for you. If not, you’ll want to adjust your macronutrients gradually to reach your optimal ratio. For example, you can take maybe 5% of the protein, so a little less beef, and then add it to maybe a little bit more sweet potatoes or broccoli, to the carbs. And see how you feel after a meal like that.
Keiko: If you want to find out more about my HTMA package and my health coaching services to help you optimize your health, please visit my website at KTMHolisticHealth.com and schedule a free discovery call. The link will be below. Thank you so much for watching, have a beautiful day.