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Weight Management

Does your body have a genetic tendency to gain weight, especially belly fat, hips, buts, thighs and underarms? Did you know that obesity can increase the risk of many other life threatening diseases such as diabetes, cardio vascular disease etc.? Did you know that 40% to 70% of your predisposition to obesity is inherited? Find out the foods and exercise strategies that can assist you manage your ideal body weight.

Did you know that on an average 50% - 75% of one’s daily energy expenditure is attributed towards their Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR)? Find out if you are genetically susceptible to a higher or lower RMR. Wouldn’t it be great to optimize your body to burn more calories while resting? Find out effective strategies to boost your metabolism? Get to know what time of the day would be best suited for your body to work out to get the best results.

Find out which diet type is most effective for you based on your genetic profile. How much carbs do your body need? Will a low carb diet or a low fat diet be more effective for you? What foods suit one person may not always suit everyone and what suits everyone may not help you achieve your goals in terms of weight loss. Get to know how efficiently your body process carbs and fats and based on that information decide what foods suit your body and not the general public.

Do you tend to regain weight eventually in spite of controlling your food habits and regular exercise? Most of the obese population suffer from the Yo – Yo effect, which is more harmful to your body than just maintaining the higher body weight. The Yo – Yo effect is when an obese person loses weight and regains it post the diet. In order to rid of those lost kilos find out what you can do about it below.

What can I do to prevent weight regain? Find out how to precisely control and prevent weight regain in the long run? You try hard for 3 or 6 months to lose a couple of kilos by unsustainable dieting and exercising and once that stops a few of those lost kilos find a way back into your body. Now you can stop that from happening by simply knowing which diet genetically suits your body type to prevent weight regain.

Find out how you may be able to regulate your appetite. Did you know that eating ginger helps some people to lose weight by controlling appetite? Controlling your appetite is a very important strategy for weight loss. Genetically some individuals are unable to know when they are full and hence strategies like taking ginger may help curb an individual’s appetite preventing them from obesity and its related diseases.

Did you know that consuming Omega 3 can provide added benefit to some people by helping them reduce weight and lower diabetes risk? Polyunsaturated fatty acids are important in one’s diet, especially omega 3s which are missed out in diets of individuals who are vegetarian as it is mainly present in fish and fish oils. Also, find out the ration in which you need to consume omega 6 : omega 3 to keep inflammation in check.

Did you know that some lucky people who carry a certain genetic variant can lose inches throughout their body simply by supplementing with ginger.

Did you know that a high MUFA diet is more harmful for some people based on the genetic profile? Can Olive oil and other MUFA oils make you gain weight? Olive oil and avocado oil are few of the popular Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA) in the market today. But many individuals don’t know that it’s not beneficial to use olive oil for cooking! Also, in spite the health benefits some individuals’ BMI may respond negatively to olive oil type fats and hence they need to limit the intake.

How bad is processed food (high in saturated fats) for you? Find out what is your upper limit to prevent weight gain? Are saturated fats the bad fats or the good fats for your body. Initially saturated fats earned a bad reputation and it was recommended to avoid these fats. Recently, saturated fats have earned the best reputation amongst all three types of fats. But will your BMI respond positively or negatively to ghee and butter?

Do you have a hormone imbalance that is causing weight gain? Adiponectin regulates metabolism of lipids and glucose, influences the body’s response to insulin and has an anti-inflammatory effect on the cell linings of the walls of the blood vessels. Low levels of adiponectin are normally found in obese people, increasing their risk for insulin resistance, cardiovascular diseases. Is your body producing enough of its natural fat burning hormone? Do you want to know how to use targeted nutrition therapy to stimulate its production?

Find out if you are a high responder or a poor responder to dieting (600 K Calorie deficit) in terms of lowering your BMI (Body Mass Index)? Will eating less calories be effective in losing weight? Most diets today restrict the calories for individuals which makes them hungry and hence more likely to cheat and eat calorie dense foods. If calorie restriction isn’t going to help you lose weight then why put yourself through restriction?

Have you noticed if you tend to overeat in an attempt to control, monitor or cope with negativity, sadness or depression? Since the strongest food cravings usually hit when one is at the weakest emotionally, you may turn to food for comfort - consciously or unconsciously - when facing a difficult problem, feeling stressed or even feeling bored, which may often lead to poor self-esteem, unwanted weight gain, and obesity. Do you find yourself more addicted to food and even alcohol and smoking when you're sad or depressed? Find out what can you do about it?

Are you genetically predisposed to low testosterone levels? Low levels of testosterone leads to deterioration in the muscle mass and increased frailty. Increase in testosterone increases protein synthesis, inhibits protein breakdown, activates satellite cells, and stimulate other anabolic hormones which leads to gain in muscle mass. Find out if obesity reduces your testosterone levels? If yes, how can you boost it?

Are your genes making you overeat? Satiety can be described as the feeling of being full. Satiety lasts until the recovery of hunger and readiness for the next meal. Overeating once or twice when you see Gulab Jamun or a cup cake is human nature. But feeling like you’ve over eaten after almost every meal is a genetic problem. Find out how to prevent over eating with research based targeted nutrition therapy.