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How A DNA-Based Diet Will Help You Lose Weight

by Nutri-Genetix on Oct 24, 2022

How A DNA-Based Diet Will Help You Lose Weight

Your body is an incredible machine, with many different systems working together as one whole. When one system breaks down, it affects other systems.

For example, if you have a vitamin deficiency, it can affect your sleep. And when your sleep is affected, it can disrupt your metabolism. And the next thing you know, your sluggish metabolism leads to fatigue and weight gain, further hampering your ability to get out of bed, much less get to the gym.

In other words, if you can’t seem to lose weight no matter what you do, the answer may not always be to push yourself to work out harder or eat less. It could be that you need to address a vitamin deficiency.

So let's dive into some of the benefits of a DNA-based diet for weight-loss results.

A personalised diet for life

Nutrigenetic data will hold true for your entire lifetime and takes out the second guessing of exactly what your body requires. It is so specifically tailored to you that you can be certain the foods you are consuming are instrumental in your personalised path to weight-loss.

Research now shows that there is huge variation in the way that each of us metabolises nutrients, and that one size does not fit all in relation to dietary advice. Thanks to progressions in nutrigenetics (nutrition + genetics) science, we now have the opportunity to benefit from truly tailored nutrition! 

Backed by science

In recent years, there has been a plethora of research looking into the outcomes of personalised dietary advice (using nutrigenetic testing) compared to generic dietary advice. 

Long-term studies (1) have shown that those put on a personalised diet lost significantly more weight than those given generalised diet advice.

In a 12-month follow up, participants in this group had also significantly reduced their saturated fat intakes more than the control group - helping them to maintain their weight loss results (2).


Know your carb and fat sensitivity

Ever wondered why some people thrive off a low-carb diet, yet others can't seem to stick to this type of diet for more than a few days. A DNA nutrition test will reveal how your body really responds to carbs and fats, at a cellular level.

This information provides unparalleled insight and knowledge to help you make the correct nutrition and diet choices in the long-run and to help maintain your hard-earned weight loss results. 

Perhaps you're confused by all the diet options out there too? You're not alone! This information will help you see the wood through the trees. So you can know whether a high-fat diet or a higher carbohydrate diet may be better suited to you.

 

Risk of Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin deficiencies can lead to fatigue, sluggishness, and a decreased metabolism. These conditions actively work against your weight loss goals. When you give your body the vitamins it needs, every system will begin working more efficiently, and you’ll see the pounds begin to drop off.

B Vitamins 

The B Vitamins play many essential roles in metabolism

Feeling completely drained and unable to complete those scheduled in gym sessions? The answer may lie in your genetics. Specifically, the MTHFR, RFC1 and TCN2 genes which show your genetic ability to use vitamin B9 and B12 - the energy powerhouse vitamins.

For example, a common variant in the MTHFR gene can impact the ability to use vitamin B9 by up to 70% (3).  Needless to say, a short-fall in any of these B vitamins has a significant impact on energy levels (4). 


Vitamin D

Vitamin D has been shown to inhibit the accumulation of both fat cell formation and fat storage. Vitamin D also helps increase your energy, and has a major role to play in improving mood and sleep.

If you have a reduction in the Vitamin D Receptor (VDR) gene, it may be that you require a vitamin D intake above the 'average' in order to benefit from this incredibly multitasking nutrient. 

Better mood and sleep =  more energy and motivation to smash your workouts!

Your body is an incredible machine, with many different systems working together as one whole. When one system breaks down, it affects other systems. For example, if you have a vitamin deficiency, it can affect your sleep. And when your sleep is affected, it can disrupt your metabolism. And the next thing you know, your sluggish metabolism leads to fatigue and weight gain, further hampering your ability to get out of bed, much less get to the gym.

A DNA nutrition report from NGX, combined with our uniquely designed NGX BodyFuel, can offer you just that - and you can rest in the certainty that the recommendations you are given will help you succeed in your weight-loss journey.

References

1) https://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/12/12/3768

2) https://nutrition.bmj.com/content/early/2020/05/21/bmjnph-2020-000073

3) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26899162/

4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5601299/