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Can a DNA Test Really Help You Lose Weight?

Weight And Genetic Testing

Weight And Genetic Testing

Regardless of how personalized your diet advice gets, your recommended diet will not be drastically different from what we all know to be healthy: more vegetables, more exercise, etc.

One study hoped to confirm that a specific combination of genes would determine whether people lost more weight on a low-carb or a low-fat diet. They found that the subjects' genetic profiles were not associated with their chances of success.

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Your metabolism

It is in every cell in your body. It refers to a series of chemical processes in each cell that turn the calories you eat into fuel to keep you alive.

The body's major organs — th...

How we burn energy

There are 3 main ways:

  • the basal metabolism, the energy used for your body's basic functioning while at rest
  • the energy used to break down food (also known as the thermic effect of food)
  • the energy used in physical activity.

Most of the energy you burn is from your resting metabolism.

Metabolism variations

Metabolism can vary a lot between people, and researchers don't understand why.

2 people with the same size and body composition can have different metabolic rates. One can consume a huge meal and gain no weight, while the other has to carefully count calories to not gain weight.

Revisit what you know

Energy balance is the first key to achieving one's ideal body. It's a way of saying calories in versus calories out. Your body needs a certain amount of calories to maintain its c...

Steer clear of opaque food containers

Don't eat out of food containers, boxes, and bags that aren't clear.

Our brains are highly visual. We take visual cues as to how much food we’ve eaten to help us know when we should stop. When you can't see how much food you’ve had, you never get that visual feedback and you end up eating way too much.

Ditch dieting

Dieting limits one's mind-set.

Once you're off your diet and have lost weight, you might revert back to eating poorly, not exercising and ultimately regain pounds. Instead, focus on your long-term eating habits.

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Our Body’s Blood Glucose Response

Based on our daily diet patterns, apart from stress levels, exercise and sleep, we end up affecting our blood glucose response. High GI (Glycaemic Index) is generally thou...

Our Gut Microbes And Weight Gain

We all have a varied type of gut microbes, the bacteria inside our stomach, which is based on our diet, climate, genes and other factors. The good news is that we can improve our gut microbes, and they are the key to why different foods affect our bodies differently.

The current widespread diabetes and obesity cases throughout the world are due to us completely misunderstanding our bodies, and focusing only on calorie intake, consuming unhealthy food, instead of having a wholesome nutritionally balanced diet that may include a chocolate bar too!