Oxidizer Test From Jillian Michael’s
In the morning, you
A. Don’t eat breakfast
B. Have something light like fruit, toast, or cereal
C. Have something heavy like eggs, bacon or steak, and has browns
At a buffet, the foods you choose are
A. Light meats like fish and chicken, vegetables and salad, a sampling of different desserts.
B. A mixture of A and C
C. Heavy, fatty foods like steak, ribs, pork chops, cheeses, and cream sauces
Your appetite at lunch is
Your appetite at dinner is
Caffeine makes you feel
A. Great-it helps you focus
B. Neutral-you can take it or leave it
C. Jittery or nauseous
The types of foods you crave are (sugar is not listed because everyone craves sugar when they are tired or run-down)
A. Fruits, bread, and crackers
B. Both A and C
C. Salty foods, cheeses, and meats
For dinner you prefer
A. Chicken or fish, salad, and rice
B. No preference-choice varies daily
C. Heavier, fatty foods like pastas, steak and potatoes
After dinner you
A. Need to have something sweet
B. Could take dessert or leave it
C. Don’t care for sweets and would rather have something salty like popcorn
The types of sweets you like are
A. Sugary candies
B. No preference
C. Ice cream or cheesecake
Eating fatty foods like meat and cheese before bed
A. Interferes with your sleep
B. Doesn’t bother you
C. Improves your sleep
Eating carbs like breads and crackers before your bed
A. Interferes with your sleep, but they’re better than heavier foods
B. Doesn’t affect you
C. Is better than nothing, but you sleep better with heavier foods
Eating sweets before bed
A. Doesn’t keep you from sleeping at all
B. Sometimes makes you feel restless in bed
C. Keeps you up all night
Each day, you eat
A. Two or three meals with no snacks
B. Three meals with maybe one light snack
C. Three meals and a lot of snacks
Your attitude toward food is
A. You often forget to eat
B. You enjoy food and rarely miss a meal
C. You love food and it’s a central part of your life
When you skip meals, you feel
B. You don’t function at your best, but it doesn’t really bother you
C. Shaky, irritable, week and tired
Your attitude toward fatty foods is
A. You don’t like them
B. You like them occasionally
C. You crave them regularly
When you eat fruit salad for breakfast or lunch, you feel
B. Okay, but you usually need a snack in between meals
C. Unsatisfied and still hungry
What kind of food drains your energy?
A. Fatty foods
B. No food affects you this way
C. Fruit, candy, or confections, which give you a quick boost, then an energy crash
Your food portions are
A. Small-less than average
B. Average-not more or less than other people
C. Large-usually more than most people
How do you feel about potatoes?
A. You don’t care for them
B. You could take them or leave them
C. You love them
Red meat makes you feel
B. No particular feeling one way or the other
A salad for lunch makes you feel
A. Energized and healthy
B. Fine, but it isn’t the best type of food for you.
How do you feel about salt?
A. Foods often taste too salty
B. You don’t notice one way or the other
C. You crave salt and salt your food regularly
How do you feel about snacks?
A. You don’t really snack, but you like something sweet if you do.
B. You can snack on anything
C. You need snacks but prefer meats, cheese, eggs, or nuts.
How do you feel about sour foods like pickles, lemon juice, or vinegar?
A. You don’t like them
B. They don’t bother you one way or the other
C. You like them
How do you feel about sweets?
A. Sweets alone can satisfy your appetite
B. They don’t bother you but don’t totally satisfy you
C. You don’t feel satisfied and often crave more sweets
When you just eat meat (bacon, sausage, ham ) for breakfast, you feel
A. Sleepy, lethargic, or irritable
B. It varies day to day
C. Full until lunch
When you eat heavy or fatty foods, you feel
B. Neutral-they don’t affect you
When you feel anxious
A. Fruits or vegetables calm you down
B. Eating anything calms you down
C. Fatty foods calm you down
You concentrate best when you eat
A. Fruits and grains
B. Nothing in particular
C. Meat and fatty food
You feel more depressed when you eat
A. Fatty or heavy foods
B. Nothing in particular
C. Fruits, breads, or sweets
You notice you gain weight when you eat
A. Fatty foods
B. No particular food. You gain weight when you overeat
C. Fruits or carbs
What type of insomnia, if any, applies to you?
A. You rarely get insomnia from hunger
B. You rarely get insomnia, but if you do, you often need to eat something in order to fall back asleep
C. You often wake up during the night and need to eat. If you eat right before bed, it alleviates the insomnia
Your personality type is
A. Aloof, withdrawn, or introverted
B. Neither introverted nor extroverted
Your mental and physical stamina are better when you eat
A. Light proteins like egg whites, chicken or fish and fruits
B. Any wholesome food
C. Fatty foods
Your climate preference is
A. Warm or hot weather
B. Doesn’t matter
C. Cold weather
You have problems with coughing or chest pressure.
If yes, “C”: if no, move on to the next question
You have a tendency to get cracked skin or dandruff
If yes, “C”:if no, move on to the next question
You have a tendency to get light-headed or dizzy
If yes, “C”: if no, move on to the next question
You eyes tend to be
Your facial coloring is
A. Noticeably pale
C. Pink or often flushed
Your fingernails are
Your gag reflex is
You get goose bumps
C. Very rarely
You are prone to
B. No stomach problems
When insects bite you, your reaction is
Your body type is
A. Short and Stocky
C. Tall and thin
Your nose is
Scoring your metabolic typing test
When you have finished the test, add up the number of A, B and C answers you have circled A____B____C____
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.
If you are still not certain, you can try these two other drastic tests.
1. Niacin test: Take 50 milligrams of niacin on an empty stomach. If you experience and immediate flush, you are most likely a fast oxidizer. If you feel 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.
You require foods with higher percentages of protein and fat than carbohydrates. Make sure there is protein in everything you eat including snacks. Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 20 percent carbs, 50 percent protein, 30 percent fat.
All proteins are not created equal. The ones that are best for you are high-purine proteins, which are commonly found in fattier meats. This is not to say that you should cut out chicken and fish, but you need the heavier proteins most because they help slow down your rate of oxidation. Choose from this list of proteins when deciding on a meal or snack.
High purine:organ meats (pate, liver, etc.), herring, mussels, sardines, anchovies.
Moderate purine:beef, bacon, dark meat chicken, duck, lamb, spareribs, dark meat turkey, veal, wild game, salmon, shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab), oysters, scallops, octopus, squid, dark tuna
Low Purine:cottage cheese, milk, yogurt, eggs, cheese, white meat chicken, turkey, fish
The best veggies for protein types are asparagus, cauliflower, celery, mushrooms and spinach.
The best fruits are avocado, olives, apples and pears(in limited quantity and never without protein on the side or better yet first)
It is best to avoid grains altogether, but the best grains would be sprouted grain bread.
The best legumes would be tempeh and tofu.
The best nuts are (in order of protein content) walnuts, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, filberts, pecans, chestnuts, pistachios, coconut and macadamias.
Good fats are butter, cream, almond oil, peanut oil, coconut oil, sesame oil, flaxseed oil, sunflower oil and walnut oil.
Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 60 percent carbs, 25 percent protein and 15 percent fat.
Your ideal macronutrient ratio is 40 percent carbs, 30 percent protein, and 30 percent fat.
please send me an example of what a balanced meal for the day would look like for a person that is in the balanced oxidizer category.
I am somewhere in between a slow to mixed oxidizer but with sympathetic subdominance. Even at 80 F I feel cold. Eating fat doesn’t seem to help, mixed results, sometimes fever, anxiety, constipation, insomnia or other extreme, cold, no appetite, feeling inadequate, depressed. Normally I feel great on carbs, but fruit helps energy but is poor for solving my body heat generation. I would like to focus on what ayurveda calls warming grains, millet, rye, quinoa, warming oils, most vegetable oils. Do you have no-wheat recipes (I tested intollerant for wheat). It is very plain to me I need carbs but for the sake of my thyroid wish to warm things up. Thanks.
I think I’m a balanced oxidizer but when answering quiz questions and looking at diets for my type, I have a problem. I’ve been a vegetarian for 40 years, although I eat fish from time to time. I’m not a vegan so eggs and cheese are fine with me. Should I just try the niacin or “c” thing? And, if I come up with the same results, where do I find diet guidelines?
What exactly do you mean by “oxidizer”? Do you have back up for this?
Raymond Vander Borgh: I’d beware of Millet, since it has lots of goitrogens, which people with thyroid issues would do best to avoid. Ayruveda is not an evidence-based science, so please continue to learn from reading multiple sources on health and nutrition, studying your OWN body’s reactions and not blindly ascribing to any one theory or practice.
I actually have a great deal of difficulty with grains. I don’t get much out of them. Fruit is more reliable, taking care of getting adequate protein. Grains make me so tired and constipated. I am looking for foods that are easy to digest and are not a huge burden to my colon.
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I think I am a very fast oxidizer. I feel terrible in the mornings and it’s hard to wake up. If I don’t eat breakfast relatively quickly after waking, I will get a sick headache. I eat about 700 calories and then am starving again three hours later and always go to lunch earlier than everyone else. I usually need to eat lunch in two parts. I get full sort of quickly but then will need to eat again sometimes thirty minutes later. Sometimes two hours later. After I get my afternoon snack, I will usually feel satiated for most of the rest of the day and can even have a pretty small, light dinner such as a bag of frozen broccoli and piece of bread. It’s like the earlier it is in the day, the more protein and fat I need, and I can taper off and actually enjoy sweets in the evening, although I rarely want them. My life revolves around my meals because I cannot function when I am hungry.
My family thinks I am crazy and that I am a pig and that it’s all in my head. My dad used to get on me on family vacations when I’d want to stop for a second light breakfast or snack when he could eat a very large meal in the morning and boast that he could make it the rest of the day with nothing. You might guess I am obese the way I eat, but I am only slightly overweight: 138 and 5’4″.
My energy levels are so erratic, ranging from hyper to completely exhausted, with constant anxiety and hypersensitivity to almost everything. I feel dehydrated all the time despite constantly drinking water. I also have gout (I’m 34 and female, so gout is very rare for women before menopause; also gout does not even run in my family). This condition makes life very difficult. I need a lot of sleep and can barely function on less than eight hours. It is hard to make friends with such mood swings and it’s also hard to function sometimes (such as getting out of bed in the mornings to make it to work on time and just acting weird around others at work because I feel “out of it”). I feel desperate and out of control of my emotions. I have become isolated and ostracized because of my unstable mental state, which I believe is caused by a jacked up metabolism. Some people have called me “bipolar” but I honestly think this is a symptom rather than a cause.
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Hello, according to the test results and how you score the results, i did have 5 or more A’s than one of the other 2, which makes it a slow oxidizer, but also i did have 5 or more B’s than one of the other 2 which would make it in the category of the balanced oxidizer… so which one would i be with the Results of A-20 B-22 and C-3?? Thanks for your time!
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I made niacin test 3 times and get different results. Once and twice i had moderate reaction. But the last time it was very strong reaction. I was all red. During this time weather has changed very much so i think that my metabolic also speeded up becouse now its cold, before it was quite warm. Is there someone who can explain this?
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Is anxiety curable? I’ve been getting treatment for years and I still get bad symtoms sometimes.
I would appreciate any insight you can provide.
MHE – try supplementing magnesium for anxiety. Our bodies physically can NOT relax if we’re deficient. Find Dr. Carolyn Dean’s website and doctoryourself . com is free with great info.
Jane who posted on July 25, 2014 – you probably won’t see this but I’ll post in case. Have you ever had a blood sugar test done? Sounds like you may have hypoglycemia. I do and feel/function much better when I keep my carbs low (100 grams/day or lower). You may want to research ketogenic diet (very low carb at 50 grams or less, high fat, moderate protein) and try it for a while. Some people think the pancreas can be reset and then you can tolerate more carbs, but others love how they feel eating ketogenic and stay on it. But you may not even need to do keto levels of carbs, just try 100 grams spread through day and see how you feel, eating plenty of fat and protein. Dr. Joel Wallach (he has many vids on youtube) says chromium and vanadium are very important minerals required to process carbs, which people don’t get in foods. Some starting points for you or anyone else who has the same symptoms.