Following a DNA customized diet resulted in up to 76% more weight loss according to a recent study by a major university. The GenoVive Nutrition and Fitness Genetic Test analyzes 24 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms) to determine the best GenoVive Meal Program for your patient. All 24 SNPs have documented impact on weight loss as indicated by a minimum of 2 human intervention clinical trials each.
For example, individuals with the IRS1 rs2943641 CC genotype, the risk allele, lost 76% more weight with a diet appropriate for their genotype compared to individuals with no risk alleles (TT), who used the same diet which was not appropriate for their genotype.
Individuals express great genetic variability in the way they process fats, carbohydrates and macronutrients in our daily food intake plays a key role in maintaining healthy weight and optimal energy levels. Knowing our own genetic predispositions can help you choose the best balance of macronutrients to support our nutritional and fitness goals.
Proper dietary levels of fats, carbohydrates and proteins are all necessary for good health, so fad diets which severely restrict one or more of these macronutrient groups have many disadvantages. A better approach is to adopt the best diet based on our unique needs.
Results for the genetic markers which help determine how you tend to process macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats, and proteins). You will see your result for each marker, along with a brief description of some of the effects associated with yourarticular genotype. If you want more information on one or more of these SNPs, you can refer to the references at the end of this report, as well as information available online or at your library.
This section is your patient’s personalized guide to losing excess fat at a healthy rate of one to one and a half pounds per week using a combination of carbohydrates, fats,
and proteins appropriate for their genotype.
These guidelines apply if your patient has a sedentary lifestyle and engage in little or no physical exercise. The genetically appropriate macronutrient proportions are expressed in calories. To make these proportions useful in everyday life, they need to be expressed in easily measured units such as grams. Keep in mind that carbohydrates, fats and proteins have a different caloric content per gram, so their ratios will appear different when expressed as grams than they do when expressed as calories. Carbs and proteins both have approximately 4 calories per gram, while fats yield about 9 calories per gram.
This section lists specific foods and how large a serving unit is. Notice that serving units don’t always correspond to a typical “serving size” or “portion size” found in other systems. This is to give more precise control over nutrient dense foods such as meats. Your patients can substitute foods with similar nutritional profiles.
Sufficient water intake can have a significant impact on overall health and fitness. Adequate hydration contributes to a more efficient metabolism and removal of cellular waste products. Many people notice a marked improvement in their energy level when they increase their fluid intake to optimal levels. Adequate water intake can also assist in complying with a nutrition program by reducing feelings of hunger.
A well accepted minimum guideline is to drink in ounces an amount equal to approximately half your weight in pounds, up to 100 ounces of water, every day. For example, a 180 pound person would drink 90 ounces of water, or approximately twelve eight ounce glasses.
Some studies suggest that daily consumption of moderate levels of alcohol may have positive health effects for many people. The positive effects of alcohol may include increased levels of good cholesterol (HDL) and reduced risk of heart disease, dementia, and gallstones. The USDA defines moderate consumption as no more than two drinks per day for men and no more than one drink per day for women. Experts agree any benefits of alcohol consumption come from consistent and moderate consumption; occasional heavy drinking is not beneficial.
From a weight management perspective, alcohol has the potential to add calories and negatively effect your ability to burn fat.