In the revolutionary world of genetics, you are unique. Gene mapping and genetic fingerprinting have become a part of our households in the past decade. And even more so in the past two years with the revolutionary DNA testing for weight loss.
Throug a swab DNA test, a person’s genes can determine what their predisposition is to weight loss and fitness. With these DNA markers, we can now see what foods you absorb well. But not only that, we can also see what exercise is the best for your body’s genotype. No I’m not kidding! DNA testing has come this far and is here for you.
In this article, I want to devote our talk to the relationship between genes and how the knowledge we learn from your genetic makeup can help you lose weight.
You Are Unique
Weight gain is the result of several factors. One of those factors is how your body responds to different types of foods like protein, carbohydrates, and fats. Your weight gain may also have some other determining makers, such as your environment.
Your genotype is unique to you. Yes, other people have the same environmental factors, but your body has genes and DNA that is unique to only you.
Because of this uniqueness, we have found that by testing your DNA, we can help to determine the cause of weight gain. Are you eating the wrong combination of foods or doing an exercise program that does not fit you? Or do you tend to eat late at night or not have a filter to stop eating when you are full?
Importance Of DNA
Many people over the years have tried multiple diets to reduce their weight. Some may have had a more satisfactory outcome, while for others, the foods did nothing to help weight loss. We now know the results were dependent on the nature of your body, not on the newest diet fad.
When we think about the nature of your body’s needs, it leads us to the importance of DNA testing. In the past two years, genetic testing has quickly become one of the modern methods of approaching your body’s unique needs for fitness and health.
Is DNA Testing For Weight Loss?
To help you understand your body’s needs, we can now use DNA testing to map your blueprint. These tests are designed by experts and geneticists to measure specific markers. These markers, known as SNEPs, can determine how your unique genotype will lean in your favor for weight loss and fitness.
We examine a swab DNA test of your saliva. You use a cotton-tipped swab to collect saliva from your gums, and the inside of your cheek with the help of a DNA test video recorded for you by DNA is the Way.
With the sample that you collect and send the lab, a group of highly trained laboratory personnel look at markers unique to you. They compare your results with genetic studies to determine a 100% genotype match.
The results will determine what your body absorbs well and what is not a good fit for you in terms of nutrient intake and exercise. For example, do you metabolize fats better than charobhydrates? Or do you begin to burn fat faster with cardio or weight training?
Some of the results are directly related to weight loss efforts from diet and exercise. Other sections of your report are relevant because they can affect how you feel and how your body functions.
Your lab results are a blueprint of the whole picture of what is best for you. From these results, we plan a diet with you that will optimize your weight loss and general health.
Your Unique Report Will Help To Determine:
- The appropriate food quality for weight loss.
- The type of exercise suitable for the body.
- What tendency your body has toward deficiencies in vitamins and minerals.
- The effectiveness of the genes responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.
- The body’s ability to react to stress.
- The risk of injury while exercising and the body’s ability to recover quickly.
- How motivated are you likely to be
As well as these determining factors, your DNA test report will have suggestions for you to improve and lose weight.
You will receive your results within 3 to 4 weeks. But the really cool part is when your report is complete, you will receive a call from myself, trained in interpreting what the testing says. I will go over your results in detail so you will have a good understanding of what your genotype (your body’s blueprint) is and what is the best plan for you.
In a study conducted by Stanford University, it stated that the DNA based weight loss recipients lost 33% more weight overall than those who guess at their body’s needs.
Good Nutrition And Weight Loss
The average weight loss after the following the diet set for you varies from person to person. The diet designed for you based on your DNA does not depend on the deprivation of certain foods for life like some fad diets.
Your diet is a plan for proper nutrition and intake of foods that your body metabolizes well. It is a lifestyle change to promote your health and increase your self-confidence.
A DNA test that can tell you what nutrients you absorb well and which ones you may not absorb can also help your nutritional status. Check out this article.
If you have food allergies, we will discuss them and find alternatives that will fit your DNA diet plan.
Craving sugar is a perpetual motion. What I mean is, when we crave sugar and we eat it to fulfill our cravings, it will only cause us to want more. When you cut unhealthy sugars out of your diet and replace them with complex sugars, the cravings will improve.
Your diet recommendations are a lifestyle change. Losing weight is dependent on your desire to follow the advice. But I can tell you that when I did my DNA test it was liberating and empowering.
It depends on your diet recommendations based on your genotype. But please remember that fat is essential in our diet in specific amounts.
Again a diet based on your genotype is a lifestyle change. If you are eating foods that do not absorb well, you will not have the proper nutrition. You will feel much healthier after making changes. So no, it is not just to lose weight. It is for optimal body health.
Exercise is vital for a well-balanced life and heart health. Also, your prescribed exercise routine will help to create lean muscle and increase your fat-burning abilities. But no, you do not have to exercise. If you want to start a new program we will help you start low and slow to gain energy and strength.
No matter what diet you are on, you will gain if you are not eating according to your genotype. Proper nutrition and proper diet for your body’s needs will help you lose and keep the weight off.
It is easier to stay healthy when you experience the feeling of well being from eating what your body needs.
We all have cheat days and you will too. These days will not make or break your efforts.
Yes, you can do a DNA test while you are pregnant. Your pregnancy does not alter your DNA or the results of your test. But starting a diet during pregnancy is not the best idea without checking with your physician. However, finding out what foods your body likes well can improve your health.
Is DNA Testing Right For You?
I believe DNA testing is a significant breakthrough in the world of weight loss. Yes, it is good for you to know your body’s genetic blueprint. But it is also important to remember that no diet is a magic potion. It will take your desire to follow the recommendations and do what your results recommend.
At the same time, I will be here for you to guide you and support your needs. We will set a plan together that you can follow. Together we will tailor your diet to you and your body’s unique needs.
Have you heard of DNA testing for weight loss? Are you like me and so excited to have the opportunity to take advantage of the future? I am here to answer your questions. Please leave comments and questions in the comment section below.
I gained weight as I aged and was horrified.
I tried everything to lose it but over the years it just kept coming.
What did I do?