Learn how to control your genes through the foods that you eat!
Nutrigenomics is the study of food or macronutrients: proteins, carbohydrates, and fats on our genes expression. If we determine the effect of a particular nutrient on our genes, we can understand the relationship of that nutrient to our bodies’ and the effect it has on our health, particularly as it is related to obesity.
We can now take a swab from inside your cheek and test for particular genes that you have that may make you more sensitive to carbohydrates, store fat easier or a little bit of both. Based on that particular genetic information we can now “fine tune” your diet to keep you slim and trim forever! All you have to do is give yourself the permission to follow the advice.
Here are the 3 culprits in your DNA that may be causing your specific problem.
Beta-2-adrenergic receptor or ADRB2-people with variations of this gene tend to gain weight from carbohydrates. This is about 50% of people. Fatty acid binding protein 2 or FABP2, people with variations of this gene are efficient at absorbing fat from their intestines, great for prehistoric survival. This is about 35% of people. Peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor gamma or PPAR-gamma, this gene helps form and store fat and people with this gene tend to be sensitive to both carbs and fat. Fortunately only about 15% of people have this variation.
Here are a couple of links to companies, which provide the simple to use genetic test, which you can perform in the comfort of your own home and then send to them for your particular genetic makeup. www.genovive.com and www.inherenthealth.com
Now having this genetic testing done is on the expensive side and the cost to perform this test is over $150.00! But no worries, you can still figure this out all by yourself and I’m going to tell you how.
If you have taken advantage of my Free Health Report on either AmericasFitnessDoctor.com, 16Minutesaday.com, or thebridesguidetoquickweightloss.com, you already know that I discuss how you can tell if your body is sensitive to carbohydrates in particular. If it is, eliminating starchy carbohydrates from your diet will immediately improve your health and your waistline. The vast majority of individuals with weight issues are sensitive to starchy carbohydrates, which are a premium fuel for the body.
Here is a section in my Free Health Report that can help you understand if you are sensitive to starchy carbohydrates.
"During my almost twenty years of practicing medicine, helping people lose weight, and in developing the 16 Minutes A Day An Energizing Fat Loss Solution™ I have found that carbohydrates of any starchy variety cause most people the majority of problems when it comes to health and weight loss. While some people can lose weight efficiently eating “healthy” starches such as rice, sweet potatoes, bread and pasta, many people still suffer from gas, bloating and weight gain when consuming these foods in quantity. And many people simply cannot eat them without gaining body fat."
Here is how you can tell if YOUR body burns fat more efficiently or burns carbohydrate more efficiently.
1. Do you feel bloated, gassy, or sleepy after eating a meal with lots of carbohydrates, even if the meal contains healthy carbohydrates?
2. Do you feel more energy after decreasing carbs for 2-3 days and replacing them with healthy fats and proteins?
3. Does your weight, blood pressure, and/or cholesterol levels increase on higher carbohydrate diets?
4. Are you naturally on the heavy side and find it difficult to lose body fat even on a restricted calorie diet that includes starchy carbohydrates?
5. Do you tend to hold your fat around the “love handles”, lower back and butt even when you are eating healthy?
If you answered, “yes” to any of the above, you may find that a low carbohydrate, higher fat, higher protein nutrition plan will work best for your fat loss.
Here is what I would suggest.
Step One; eliminate all processed foods like sugar, flour, and packaged foods.
Step Two; eliminate all starchy carbohydrates such as rice, bread, potatoes, pasta, oatmeal.
Step Three; eat plenty of vegetable carbohydrates like broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, and other leafy greens.
Step Four; eat plenty of low sugar fruits like apples, strawberries, and blueberries.
Step Five; eat lean proteins like chicken, turkey, fish, beef, and eggs.
Step Six; eat the A-OK healthy fats I recommend in my books like olive oil, avocados, and “k”nuts.
Here are some other healthier carbohydrate choices I recommend; black beans, green beans, peppers, onions, zucchini, and quinoa-a grain that is a much healthier choice to add to your nutrition plan.
Making these adjustments to your nutrition plan, regardless of your “genetic type” will immediately improve your overall health. Add plenty of water daily and at least try to take a 20 minute brisk walk everyday and you’ll see amazing changes happen to you body as you begin to feel, move and act differently as your health improves. You have the power to control your genes "your other jeans, lol!" and change your life today and it all starts with the foods that you choose to eat.