A personalized diet plan that matches your metabolism
Genetics determines your unique metabolic response to different food items, calorie intake and even exercise.
Giving you access to Evidence-Based nutrigenetic research, GeneInformed provides clear genetic analysis to aid you in losing weight.
Protein Intake and Satiety
A variant form of the FTO gene is heavily linked with elevated sense of hunger and obesity. However, daily intake of protein can attenuate this genetic predisposition.
Get Gene-Informed and find what’s the optimal protein intake for your weight control program.
High Carb Low Carb Diet
Individuals with PLIN1 variant show significantly greater weight loss when on high-carb diet. High-fat, low-carb diet on the other hand would have the exact opposite effect.
Get GeneInformed and find out your PLIN1 set-up and what’s your optimal carbohydrates intake.
There is no single metabolic response to dietary fat. Some of us are less efficient in storing dietary fat, so they may adopt a high-fat diet and lose weight. Others may lose weight by eating more unsaturated fats. Test your PPARG, a master regulator of fat storage, and make an informed choice that's right for you.
Fast Food Sensitivity
Some people are extremely efficient in absorbing long chain fatty acids. While this genetic set-up was useful for our ancestors, it can easily lead to obesity in modern societies.
If you are a carrier of the FABP2 gene variation, you would find it hard to lose weight without minimizing trans fatty acids and refined carbohydrates consumption.
Emotional eating means eating for comfort. It makes us feel better, but it doesn’t last, and so we overeat and might gain the extra weight. The MC4R gene is well-known for its role in the regulation of energy balance. It is also widely expressed in stress-regulatory brain regions. When under emotional stress, people carrying an MC4 variant not only overeat, they also conserve more of the excess energy and gain more weight than others.
The “feel-good” chemicals running in our brain in response to palatable food may override signals of satiety, leading to overeating. This compulsive behavior is a result of enhanced dopamine signaling, over-activating the reward circuit in midbrain. Variants of the DRD2 gene may over-stimulate our response to food cues. Individuals affected tend to crave more for carbohydrates and fast food.
Exercise and Fat Breakdown
It’s a well-known fact that sedentary life promotes obesity and related disease. However, it is less known that some people are more sensitive then others to the risks of being inactive. ADRB3 variant carriers have 3 times the risk for obesity. However, physical activity will nullify this risk. Get gene-informed and test your ADRB3. Learn what scientists found to be efficient in losing weight.
Gaining or losing weight depends on balancing the amount of calories we eat and the amount of calories we spend. Due to a their ADRB2 gene makeup, some individuals are very efficient in conserving energy, making it harder for them to lose weight.
This might be a reason behind your difficulties to lose weight.
Tastes and Food Choice
Variations in taste receptor genes give rise to differential taste perception. Low perception of some tastes not only affect our preference towards certain foods, but also alter our metabolism.These genetic risk factors can promote obesity. Get Gene-Informed, and you might have some useful insights that will help you control cravings and weight gain.