Types and Sports
Diet Will Help Maximize Sports Performance: How
Carbo Loading May Be the Worst Thing For YOU!
The Hauser Diet consists
of five individual animal Diet Types differing in the amounts of carbohydrate, protein,
and fat, depending on the results a testing procedure we
call Diet Typing. The testing consists of glucose tolerance
testing, blood pH, and sometimes allergy profiles and insulin
levels. Your actual blood is checked with standardized laboratory
testing methods. This is no quiz, no one-diet-fits-all, it
is developed based your individualized blood testing results.
We have developed five Hauser
Diets, appropriately named
according to how real animals eat. In other words, Lions
consume primarily meat (carnivores); where Giraffes consume
primarily vegetables (vegetarians). Hence we developed the
Hauser Lion, Otter, Bear, Monkey, and Giraffe Diet Types.
We have found that athletes fall into these same five categories.
Hauser Lion Diet
Type: Those people who thrive on a high
protein, higher fat, low carbohydrate diet.
Hauser Otter Diet Type: Those people who thrive on a modified
high protein diet, with some good carbs mixed in.
Hauser Bear Diet
Type: Those people who thrive on a balanced
Hauser Monkey Diet
Type: Those people who thrive on a moderately
low fat, lower protein diet.
Diet Type: Those people who thrive on a very
low fat, vegan diet.
Figuring out whether you should eat like an Otter or a Monkey
or somewhere in the middle is key to enhancing your athletic
performance. If your Diet
Typing results indicate that your
body does best with protein, then why would you feed your
body loads and loads of carbohydrates prior to a race? It’s
a good question, isn’t it? Most do it because that
is what the sports literature and trainers say to do. You’ll
store glycogen and consequently have enough energy to get
through your event. This is not necessarily the case if you
are a Hauser Otter or Lion!
Protein and fat stay in the system longer, producing satiety.
I am sure you have noticed that if you eat a very low fat
carb meal, you feel hungry in a matter of hours. Foods such
as grains, fruits, breads, and pasta are too quickly metabolized
by the Lion/Otter athletes. Meals containing protein and
fat, such as meat, fish, chicken, eggs, and nuts have more
staying power. For the Lion/Otter athletes, this means no
bonking, no cramping, and no crawling to the finish line!
You need protein and fat to keep you going that 26.2 miles
til the end of the marathon!
But…remember, there is no one diet for everyone.
If you test out to the other end of the Hauser
you’ll find that carbohydrates are the foods that give
you energy. Your body functions well on whole grains, vegetables,
and some fruits. The protein containing foods listed above
may actually make you feel sluggish, constipated, and lethargic.
Your body functions best on those complex carbohydrate foods
Having treated numerous athletes, as well as ourselves,
the effects that food can have on athletic performance is
huge! Find out what foods your athletic body requires to
keep it in tip top physical shape – before, during,
and after your events! So before you start packing your fanny
pack with jelly beans and bananas, think again. Peanut butter
and jelly sandwiches or sunflower seeds might be a better
choice for you!