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Do DNA tests work for weight loss?
DNA tests can help with determining whether or not you will do well on a particular diet, based upon your genetics. Many of the tests on the market have taken note of and identified four genes which are related to your body weight, body mass index or body that are implicated in how you respond to diet and exercise. The genes that these tests typically focus on are involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates and the metabolism that absorbs fat into the body.
There is some scientific backing behind these tests, with many citing certain studies which highlight that DNA testing can help with those who have struggled with more conventional, commercial diet plans.
Can you lose genetic fat?
It is possible for you to lose fat that you get because of your genetics. However, it is important to note that genetic factors are not the only factor in whether you are overweight or will remain overweight. There are a number of environmental factors that also influence and contribute to weight problems. Many experts believe that the primary cause of obesity and its dramatic rise over recent years is more due to the environmental factors rather than a genetic predisposition to being overweight – although the latter is certainly possible, it can be mitigated and managed with proper exercise and diet as prescribed by a medical professional.
What is the fat burning gene?
According to several studies, there is a gene that is more commonly known as “the fat burning gene” – also known as LPL. The LPL gene is an important part of unlocking your body’s metabolism, however, this is not a particularly common gene and the majority of people do not have it. It is important to your program that you understand your genes and learn whether or not you have the LPL gene, as it can greatly contribute to your ability to manage your weight through exercise and proper diet.
If you lack the LPL gene, then it is important that you undertake a DNA test to learn for certain that you are lacking this gene. The goal, then, is to understand your genetic make-up and undertake a weight loss program best tailored to your body’s unique genetic needs and demands.
Can you get fat from genetics?
There are several factors, genetically, that can have an influence on your weight. If you struggle with your weight or are classified as obese, your genetics could likely be playing a significant role. Some of the characteristics that you may notice are:
- That you have been overweight or obese for the majority of your life;
- If both or one of your parents (or several other relatives) are significantly overweight, it has been noted that if both of your parents are overweight, that your chances of developing obesity are as eighty percent;
- If you cannot lose weight, even with increased physical activity and while sticking to a low-calorie diet.
If any of the above describe you and your or your family’s medical history with weight, then it is very likely that your genetics play a heavy role in your difficulties with your weight and possible struggle with obesity. It is important that your genetics can play anywhere from a moderate or mild to severe role in your difficulties with your weight.
Here at 3D Fat Loss, we tailor our weight loss plans to your unique genetic needs. We are conveniently located at 475 Biltmore Way #308, Coral Gables, FL 33134. If you would like to book an appointment or consultation with us, please give us a call.