You may not think of genetic testing as part of a weight-loss program, but there is significant value in exploring how your body processes and uses nutrients. At Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, Mary Luther, DC, uses genetic testing to guide and inform weight loss, an approach that’s helped many men and women in Wheaton and Lombard, Illinois, achieve lasting results. To learn more about the role genetic testing plays in advanced weight loss, book an appointment using the online tool or by calling the office.
Genetic testing is becoming a common part of medical diagnostics. As researchers expand our understanding of the human genome, the uses of genetic testing will continue to expand. In terms of weight loss, genetic testing provides a picture of how your body converts food into energy.
Not long ago, the widely held belief was that everyone’s body worked in much the same way. Today, researchers understand that individuals make use of nutrients in varying ways. Genetic testing sheds light on your specific nutrient processes.
Your personalized report reveals precise calculations of the nutrients your body needs to thrive. That information includes a breakdown of the percentage of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you should consume daily.
Your weight-loss team uses that data to teach you how to create a strategic eating plan that hits those targets. In the beginning, you’ll have full guidance on building meal plans. As you move forward in the process, you’ll plan your own meals.
The focus is on educating you about the best way to give your body what it needs. There is a multitude of food combinations that can meet those specifications, and you’ll learn which options are the most enjoyable and the easiest to incorporate into your lifestyle.
Your genetic testing results also pinpoint the exact amount of physical activity your body needs to stay healthy and fit. You’ll learn which types of exercise are best for you, and how many hours each week you should exercise.
Your report even shows the proper intensity level, which is an important part of customizing your fitness plan. Best of all, you won’t be alone in interpreting all this data. Your weight-loss team is here to help you make the most of your genetic testing report.
When you’re ready to begin an innovative and medically supported weight-loss program, set up a time to meet the Metabolic Weight Loss Centers team to learn more. Online scheduling makes it easy to find a time that fits your schedule, or you can always call to check availability.