So you've decided you want to lose weight. You do a quick google search "How to lose weight" and you are bombarded by confusing and misleading information. Do you try the Atkins diet, keto, or see whether Paleo works for you? The options are endless.
Once you have picked a way of eating, you then need to plan several meals and work out whether you're consuming each essential nutrient, in the quantities you need - all whilst staying at a calorific deficit.
At NGX, we understand weight loss can be difficult, and even harder to keep that weight off. With that in mind, our team of science and nutrition experts have created a simple solution, it's called personalised BodyFuel.
Top Benefits of BodyFuel
The key element of BodyFuel is that it's personalised to your DNA. This means that the nutrients within your shake are increased to specific percentages, above the regular daily allowance to account for 'unfavourable gene results' (those that impair your ability to process and utilise a specific nutrient). As a result, the nutrients in your bloodstream will be at an optimum level to help you achieve your weight loss goals.
Let's explore the key features of your personalised BodyFuel and how they benefit your weight loss journey.
Support Healthy Weight Loss
Studies have demonstrated that a genetically personalised dietary plan leads to greater adherence and long-term results compared to gold-standard population-based weight management interventions (1).
A High Protein, Low Calorie Blend
Your personalised BodyFuel is packed with up to 27g of protein from naturally sourced, high quality crushed brown rice and peas, with only 140kcal per 35g scoop. The high protein content induces satiety, reducing the likelihood to reach for those sugary snacks (2).
As a result, your personalised BodyFuel supports the formation of healthier habits and greater weight loss.
Your NGX DNA Nutrition Test results include your VDR receptor sensitivity, this determines how your body responds to vitamin D and the amount you require.
It has been shown that vitamin D can inhibit new fat cell formation. A study demonstrated that the vitamin can also prevent fat cell storage while increasing the cell's metabolic function. These effects have been shown to prevent the accumulation of fat stores in the body associated with obesity (3).
Your personalised BodyFuel contains the vitamin D you need, based on your DNA results, greater than the regular daily allowance (RDA).
To lose weight, you must be at a calorific deficit. You may find you feel like you have less energy during this time. Whilst on a calorific deficit, you are eating less, and therefore more likely to consume less of the essential vitamins your body needs.
Your NGX DNA Nutrition Test results include the result of MTHFR, RFC1 & TCN2 genes. Together, these genes determine your ability to process and utilise B9 and B12.
Depending on the result, processing ability can be reduced by up to 70% (4). A short-fall in any of these vitamins has an impact on energy levels (5).
Your personalised BodyFuel contains the quantity of B-vitamins unique to your personal requirements based on your DNA results, leaving you feeling energised.
Vitamin D3 enhances the activity of the mitochondria, the cell 'battery', responsible for day-to-day energy.
If you have an unfavourable VDR gene result, discovered in your DNA test, research shows you may require a vitamin D intake higher than the recommended daily average to prevent deficiency (6).
To optimise your energy levels whilst losing weight, we personalise your vitamin D in BodyFuel.
Essential for the production of haemoglobin to carry oxygenated blood around the body. Sub-optimal iron levels in the body result in fatigue and can impaired aerobic activity (7).
Your personalised BodyFuel contains the optimal level of iron needed to support your energy levels whilst cutting calories.
Boost Your Mood
Scientific research has demonstrated a direct link between Omega-3 levels and inflammatory response to psychological stress and have shown how the negative effects can be reduced by keeping your omega-3 at an optimum level (8,9).
Your NGX DNA Nutrition Test result outline the result of your IL6 and TNF genes. These two genes play an important role in determining your inflammatory response. Your personalised BodyFuel contains the amount of Omega-3 you need, dependent on these activity of these genes.
Several studies show an association between sub-optimal vitamin D intake and brain function. Depending on your VDR receptor sensitivity, determined in your DNA test, you may have a higher risk of being deficient in vitamin (10).
Supplementation of vitamin D has shown improvement in mood. BodyFuel contains your personalised vitamin D requirements based on your DNA results, supporting your mood.
Experience the Benefits of Personalised
By consuming 2x35g scoops a day (2 meals), you can reach your personal nutritional needs. You can take it to replace your breakfast and one other meal or snack during the day. For extra calories, add BodyFuel to a smoothie for a personalised breakfast or snack.
Many of our NGX Heroes have had incredible weight loss transformations, and you can too. Read about Karen's weight loss transformation here.