How long did your last diet go on before you felt too exhausted by the complexity, concern, and lack of results to go any further?
The truth is you want to lose weight fast, not count calories, spend hours at the grocery store reading labels, and obsess over all the foods you can’t eat while starving yourself. Is the answer in a weight loss pill or a fad diet?
In a study released in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently, a detailed analysis of the results of popular diets since 1966 found the differences among all diets (such as Atkins, Weight Watchers, The Zone, etc.) to be minimal. In another study, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the effectiveness of a low-carbohydrate diet versus a low-fat diet revealed the low-carb approach to be marginally more effective, with an average 7 pounds more in weight loss after one year. But in 2007, UCLA researchers led by Dr. Traci Mann found that dieting typically failed to produce the weight loss desired, and often increased average weight in dieters over time.
With all this contradictory evidence, what’s a would-be dieter to do? If you want to lose weight, experts are increasingly looking to personalized health solutions to make the difference. After all, nothing knows you better than your own DNA.
The way your DNA expresses yourself in your body shape, size, and health is called your phenotype, and this basic information can provide a wealth of insight into what your body needs to lose weight and achieve lasting balance. Every body has a wide range of distinct needs in order to reach its unique weight loss goals. A personalized solution will take into account your individual needs and challenges to provide a diet, fitness, and lifestyle plan that matches your genetic profile.
Personalized health programs will work with your body profile to create a plan that is far more effective than any diet ever could be. It’s time to take the road less travelled, but far more familiar, and begin with your own body. Putting yourself first is the key to figuring out what works best for you.