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Genetic Testing for Weight Loss

Are you one of those people who have literally tried EVERYTHING to lose weight? You’re probably well-versed with terms such as low-carb, high-protein, low-sugar, calorie-restriction, intermittent fasting, Atkins, Keto, the Zone, and the list goes on and on! If this sounds all too familiar to you, you’re not alone, and fortunately, we have a strategy for you to use that will surely help you with your weight loss efforts.

Many tend to blame genetics on their weight struggles and yes, it is true–genetics do play a role in the composition of our bodies. Some of us have naturally stocky limbs, wider bone structures, and fat chooses to deposit itself in the not-so-flattering areas. I gave you the bad news first but now here’s the good news. You can also use your genetics in your favor to maximize your weight loss efforts. At Doctor’s Best Wellness Center, we offer a simple genetics test (it’s just a quick swab of the inside of your cheek) so we can determine the exact weight loss struggles you are predisposed to in order to give you the tools to fight back.

Think of it like this–sports teams always research the opposition’s strengths and weakness to ensure the most effective game plan for a win. If you don’t know what is going on with your own genetics, essentially, you’re trying to blindly win the game of weight loss which can be almost impossible at times. If you have no idea about your genetic background and how your body processes particular foods, you will never be sure of the most effective nutrition plan for your biochemical needs. An interesting fact–some studies have suggested that following a nutrition plan that is genetically compatible yielded two to three times the weight loss results when compared to nutrition plans that were not conducive to one’s genetic makeup.

If you’re curious as to how it works, genetics testing for nutritional purposes categorizes people in terms of what macro-nutrients they are sensitive to. For example, one may fall into the group that doesn’t metabolize carbohydrates well, and therefore, she would be assigned a lower-carb nutrition plan. Moreover, another person may not metabolize fats well, so he would be assigned a lower-fat nutrition plan. And others may not fall into any food sensitivity category, so they would be assigned general weight loss plans, based on good nutrition and exercise.

Always keep in mind, family history and genetics are contributing factors to your ability to lose weight, as well as a myriad of other health and wellness related issues. If you need extra support for eliminating those extra pounds, genetic testing at Doctors Best Wellness Center may be the answer you have been looking for. Click here to take the first step in finding the most effective weight loss plan for your very unique and specific body type.