Metabolism Type: Slow Oxidizer

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 11:27

Eating by oxidizer type can help you lose weight and stay energized. But please remember to watch out for your calorie intake when figuring out your meals. While these foods are listed for idea oxidizer type, some of them are quite high in calories, so figure out your serving sizes according to how many calories you’re aiming to take in.

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Slow oxidizers need more carbs than fat and protein. The ideal mix is 60 percent carbs, 25 percent protein, and 15 percent fat. If you are a slow oxidizer, opt for the following foods:


  • Catfish
  • Chicken (white meat)
  • Cod
  • Cottage cheese (low-fat)
  • Cheese (low-fat)
  • Egg whites
  • Flounder
  • Lean pork
  • Milk (skim)
  • Perch
  • Sole
  • Swordfish
  • Trout
  • Tuna (white)
  • Turkey breast
  • Yogurt (low-fat)


  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Asparagus
  • Barley
  • Beets
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Brown rice
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Buckwheat
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Citrus
  • Collards
  • Corn
  • Couscous
  • Cucumber
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Jicama
  • Kale
  • Kasha
  • Leafy greens (dark)
  • Millet
  • Mushrooms
  • Oat
  • Okra
  • Olives
  • Onion
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Peppers
  • Plum
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Scallions
  • Spelt
  • Spinach
  • Sprouts
  • Tomato
  • Tropical fruits
  • Watercress
  • Yellow squash
  • Zucchini


  • Raw, unsalted nuts (eaten sparingly)
  • Almond oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Olive oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Walnut oil

So some sample days might look like this:

Breakfast: Oatmeal topped with berries

Lunch: Baked cod with brown rice and Brussels sprouts roasted in olive oil

Snack: Fruit salad of pear, plum, and berries

Dinner: Baked chicken with roasted cauliflower, peppers, and zucchini


Breakfast: Egg white omelet with chopped asparagus, peppers, and spinach and slice of whole grain toast

Lunch: Veggie Burger and a spring lettuce goat cheese salad with apples and walnuts

Snack: Almond Butter & a banana

Dinner: Filet of Sole with side of quinoa


Breakfast: Yogurt and fruit

Lunch: Grilled salmon salad with mango and avocado

Snack: Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and Salsa

Dinner: Tuna Steak, Baked sweet potato, baked Brussels sprouts