Finding Pro Metabolic eating is one of the best things that has happened in my health journey. It’s a wholesome way of eating that prioritizes nutrient dense whole foods, but it can be overwhelming with all the new information when you simply want to know what Pro Metabolic foods you should prioritize.
This is in no way an extensive list, but simply a few things that you can start having on a daily basis. They cover a lot of different necessary nutrients that are delicious and can help reduce or even remove unhealthy symptoms that you are experiencing.
I do want to acknowledge that I am not a doctor, but simply someone speaking from my own experience. When I started eating to support my body’s functions, it has changed me in so many ways for the good.
It is also helpful to say that there is no such thing as a Pro Metabolic Diet in the sense of finding a quick fix to solve all your problems. My intention is not to give you something else to try to see if it works for you, but to share how you can get back to a world before diet trends were a thing. There was a world before processed foods where people enjoyed all the real foods that they had access to without guilt and without watching their weight.
Although the convenience of the last few generations is handy, it has done a lot of harm for our health and our relationship with food.
So if you are ready to get a sneak peak at a few things you can enjoy again and what things can help you heal, let’s take a look at these nine simple pro metabolic foods!
What are Pro Metabolic Foods?
Don’t worry! This is not an alcoholic drink. Adrenal cocktails are a mix of delicious citrus juice and added nutrients like sodium and potassium. It replenishes you with vitamins and minerals and helps fight adrenal fatigue and any mid-day crash.
Although it sounds like something from a diet, it’s really just a suggestion and how you can get more vitamin C and nutrients in.
Have you ever wondered why carbs and cheese are thing? Think of charcuterie boards. They almost always have some type of crackers or fruit and cheese.
We also eat grilled cheese sandwiches and pizza, but why? Why is it so satisfying to pair these two things together?
I’m sure there is much more to it than this, but it is an example of a perfect pro metabolic food combination. It has the three main macros (protein, carbs, and fat) which are bodies thrive off of.
Cheese paired with any carb like bread or even better fruit makes one of the best pro metabolic snacks. Other cultures like in the mediterranean area of the world traditionally get a lot of their protein from cheese.
Cheese has been around a long time, and if it has been enjoyed for years on end, why is it that we do not enjoy it today?
Even people with a dairy intolerance have learned to enjoy it again!
Think jello and anything else gummy like gummy bears and fruit snacks. These things can still be enjoyed and actually be healthy. They probably started out that way and then someone along the way decided that they needed a lot of other processed stuff in them in order to be shelf stable and last longer.
It is so easy on the stomach, too!
This is the original protein powder. I don’t know that people have always been drinking “protein shakes”, but they did get lots of this protein from collagen in their soups and broths since it is an animal product.
It’s great in coffee, adrenal cocktails and baked goods to add protein. This is how you can still eat muffins or pancakes for breakfast and still have a balanced meal.
Broth has always been associated with healing. When we are sick, the stereotype is to have some chicken soup.
Why? Because bone broth is nutrient dense and although it is liquid, our bodies still get what it needs to heal itself and get better.
This is not the same thing as broth, however. Bone broth is made from animal bones steeped in water with herbs like onions and garlic for a lot longer than broth.
Broth can be made in an hour and is more like flavored water when compared to bone broth. It’s still good, but doesn’t contain the goodness that bone broth has.
(This is how people get away with making well balanced vegetable soups and other soups without meat, in case you were wondering)
Oysters and other certain seafood have a lot of minerals like iodine in them. White fish is another Seafood that is popular in the pro metabolic world.
Like the adrenal cocktail, the carrot salad is another in one of those pro metabolic things that everyone talks about and makes this lifestyle feel like a diet. We talk about food freedom, and then it seems that almost hypocriticaly, we talk about all these specific things we have to be doing.
The idea of raw carrots and the carrot salad is that carrots because they are a root vegetable are easier to digest and are less likely to be sprayed with pesticides.
For those of us who have compromised digestive tracks, it is a good thing to prioritize this vegetable while we are healing above others.
You do not however have to eat a carrot salad every day to heal your metabolism.
Simply try to get in a raw carrot at some point in the day. Both Kate Dearing in her book how to heal your metabolism and Fallon in one of her meal plans say that if trying to make a carrot salad every day just doesn’t work eat the carrot by itself and get the coconut oil and ACV in some other way.
The point is to get the nutrients in and not to stress over the different ways that people say you should do it.
There’s been studies where doctors at Mayo clinic and other places have cured people of diseases and other ailments by putting them on the simple diet of raw milk.
If you think about it babies and children grow and thrive off of milk so it would make sense that adults could get what their bodies need from raw milk to heal and flourish as well.
Milk has gone through quite an evolution. It used to be that raw milk was the only kind of milk there was and that is what everyone drank. Now, however, the milk that most of us know is not real milk anymore. It’s processed milk.
The structure has been changed through homogenization and additives like vitamin D3. In truth, we do need vitamin D but we don’t even know where they source this vitamin from or if you can’t even digest it well.
Raw whole milk (cow, goat, or sheep) is the way to go if you want to heal your metabolism.
The quality of meat is stressed in Pro Metabolic eating especially grass fed beef. Unlike the saying that we learned in music class, not all cows eat grass anymore.
I’m not sure I want to know what all cows eat nowadays and is there any point in avoiding GMO foods if we are still getting the bad side effects because that is what the cows we eat are fed?
It makes me so happy that I can enjoy juice and fruit again! Not only is juice a good source of vitamin C, it is a natural source of glucose or sugar which is what our body loves to use for energy.
Many diets have changed the way we think about carbs and sugars. It’s very easy for us to think that they are bad for us, but if our body loves it, why wouldn’t we give it what it loves?
I feel so much better now when I choose to get a lot of carbs from good fruit. The trick is to know the boundaries and principles of what good fruit is.
If cheese and raw milk are fantastic food choices, then it only makes sense that butter is, too. We, also, have to cook with some kind of fat. Wouldn’t it make sense to use what people have been using for ages?
Unfortunately, butter is not just butter anymore. There are so many options for butter at the store because of mass productions that we can’t just grab and go. We have to look at the labels and figure out what kind of butter we are getting in order to reap the health benefits.
Making your own butter or buying butter from loca farms are also great options.
What foods should you avoid on pro metabolic?
There is no black and white answer this. The intent of pursuing a pro metabolic approach to eating is to find the freedom to enjoy as much as possible all foods again without guilt and without unhealthy results.
The only foods that should be avoided or at least limited are ones that you struggle to tolerate without healthy results. Be the judge for yourself and if you are going to avoid a food, have a very good reason why you are choosing not to eat it.
To heal our metabolism, we will need lots of nutrient dense foods and that is why these nine pro metabolic foods should be prioritized. This is not a list of the only foods you should eat. They are simply suggestions of the most nutrient dense and bioavailable foods.
I hope that this list and information was helpful for you and that you learned something new that you can apply in your own healing journey. If you found it to be good, please share it with a friend or pin it so that more people can learn about navigating their way back to health, too!