The Hauser Otter Diet Type®

50% PROTEIN / 25% FAT / 25% CARBS

The Hauser Otter Diet TypeThe Otter Diet is recommended when Diet Typing results reveal a fast oxidative rate and normal blood pH, or a balanced oxidative rate and acidic blood. It is designed to help balance blood sugar and maintain or raise blood pH into the normal range. The foods that help you accomplish this are protein and fat, not sugar or excessive fruit and carbohydrates. Thus, the Otter Diet leans toward the high protein/fat, low carbohydrate end of the Diet Type spectrum. It is very similar to what an otter would eat, and that’s how we came up with the name!

Start your day with a meaty breakfast, such as ham and eggs, as these foods are broken down slowly for longer-lasting energy and help to balance blood pH, longer than a breakfast of toast with jam. After breakfast, eat protein/fat meals and snacks regularly through the day (every 3-4 hours).

General Guidelines To Following The Otter Diet

Below is a pyramid that you can use as a guideline for which foods are most important in following the Otter Diet. Your meals should be primarily meat, accompanied by some fat, vegetables, and a very small amount of complex carbohydrates. A great example of an Otter meal is a pork chop with a side salad topped with an oil-based dressing, and a small side of buttered sweet potato. You have protein coming from the pork, vegetables coming from the salad, fat coming from the dressing and butter, and complex carbohydrates coming from the sweet potato. Notice there is no room for simple carbohydrates or sugars.

KEY POINTS

• Otters get maximum energy from protein and fat.
• Otters need to eat a large breakfast, then eat every 3-4 hours through the day, including a small evening snack.
• No simple carbohydrates are allowed daily, and no more than a single fruit serving.

Otter Diet Type Food Pyramid

10 Guidelines To Being An Otter

You just found out you were an Otter, either by coming into Caring Medical and having Diet Typing done, or by taking our online quiz. In both cases you may not have fully understood what it means to be an Otter! Here’s a list of the top 10 guidelines Otters should follow!

ALL OF YOUR MEALS SHOULD BE PROTEIN BASED

Not that you can’t have a snack or two that consist of nuts or veggies, but your main meals of the day should be largely protein, meaning meat, poultry, fish, eggs, or even tofu!

FAT IS NOT BAD

Don’t be scared of a food that has mostly fat calories. As an Otter you need a good amount of fat. So snack on nuts, add oil to your pan before cooking that chicken breast, and dip your carrot sticks in hummus. Top your salad with sliced avocado. This means you’re eating like an Otter.

MAKE YOUR CARBS COUNT

Because you are limited on the amount of carbs you can have each day, you should take in the most nutrient dense carbohydrates as possible. This means whole grains, high fiber choices, and most of all no processed grains like low carb bread.

KEEP YOUR ENERGY STABLE ALL DAY BY FUELING UP OFTEN

Don’t wait until you feel like you’re on empty before you grab something to eat. Otter’s tend to need frequent meals, so don’t be afraid to nibble a little here and there…as long as it’s on Otter foods! Otters typically need to eat every 4 hours, so plan on snacking.

TRY NOT TO RELY ON GRAB AND GO FOOD ALL DAY

We’re all busy and cooking takes time, so having something like a protein shake for breakfast is okay. Just don’t let that be the standard for all your meals. You’ll be missing out on some necessary nutrients. And if you are doing protein shakes, check your labels to make sure it’s a natural shake and doesn’t have a lot of carbs or sugar in it. Check out the Hauser Diet book for protein shake recipes for Otters that include protein and fats.

YOU ARE NOT ON A LOW FAT DIET

So there’s no need to have a cabinet full of low fat and fat free labeled foods. So when it comes to peanut butter and salad dressings…go full fat. Besides, when they take the fat out of these products, often times they add sugar, which Otters should avoid.

GO NATURAL!

The Hauser Diet focuses on eating natural foods that have not been processed. If you are a convenience food person, you may find that eliminating all the food chemicals and toxins that are put in those packaged items gives your health a great boost.

YOUR VEGETABLES SHOULD PROVIDE YOU WITH SOME BENEFIT

Having your daily supply of vegetables be cucumbers and celery won’t cut it. Not that these items are bad for you, but they won’t provide you with as much fiber, vitamins, and minerals as veggies such as broccoli, beets, and spinach.

SUGAR IS THE ENEMY FOR OTTERS

Whether it’s plain sugar or sugar foods and drinks, they will deplete your energy, hurt your immune system, and promote quick weight gain!

FRUIT IS NOT AN UNLIMITED FOOD

Having a piece a day is fine, but more than that and your sugar intake will be too high. This includes fruit juice!

Take these ten tips of the trade and put them into practice. They will help you get the most out of your Hauser Otter Diet.

How to Make Your Otter Diet More Energy Efficient

Ok, so there’s an enormous waiting list for fuel efficient cars, the light bulb has been re-invented to be more energy efficient, but what have you done for your diet to maximize the energy output from the fuel you give it? We are not just talking about eating less, but making sure what you eat is actually giving you energy. Remember, food is the fuel for our bodies, and we want to put in the right fuel to give us the most amount of energy. “To have more energy” is the number one goal of most patients we see here for the Hauser Diet program. For various reasons, their energy just seems depleted. It is an effort to make it through the day, and no matter how “healthy” they feel they eat, they feel tired.

Let’s review the basics of “energy efficiency” on the Otter Diet:

EAT BREAKFAST

Otters typically have a low fasting blood sugar—which means after sleeping, they need to eat something to jumpstart their metabolism. Eat a big breakfast—it will help you take on the day with more gusto.

CUT OUT THE CAFFEINE

Are you on the Otter Diet, yet reaching for coffee and other “quick fix” remedies to give you a boost? Caffeine will only acidify your blood further, depleting more energy. Also, it will worsen blood sugar swings. So, you may enjoy the boost it brings in the beginning, with an hour or two, you will likely be in the same place you were earlier: feeling like you need a nap or another cup of coffee! Stop the vicious cycle—coffee is not the way for an Otter to get good energy.

EAT PLENTY OF PROTEIN THROUGHOUT THE DAY

When we see foods like cereal, popcorn, and raisin toast on a food diary throughout the day, and only one main meat-based meal, the Otter Diet is not being represented. A true Otter meal plan will have meat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. Yes, it is truly a lot of meat—that is what someone with an Otter physiology needs, not waffles and corn. Protein should be the majority of all meals, plain and simple.

DON’T SKIP VEGETABLES, JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE A CARNIVORE

Vegetables are where an Otter is getting a significant amount of carbohydrates in their diet. This food group provides necessary fiber for healthy bowels, along with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that your body needs to stay on the ball. Think of your vegetables in a variety of color- red, orange, green, yellow. One of our favorites is simply skewering bell peppers and squash, brush with olive oil and rosemary, and grill. Serve with a big piece of grilled meat. Dinner in the summer can’t get simpler, and you’ll feel great!

SAY GOODBYE TO SIMPLE CARBS

For Otters, this includes fruit. Sorry, this is the wrong fuel for your engine! Opt for vegetables instead of fruit, or limit fruit to one per day. The effects of fruits and vegetables in your diet are not the same, and we do not put them in the same category. Fruit has too much sugar for you Otters. In addition to fruit, dropping the “energy” bars and snacks that contain a lot of white flour and sugar need to be dropped. Opting for a piece of natural beef jerky or a hard boiled egg as a snack will be a better choice for an Otter.

Comments are closed.