Have you ever wondered why you gain five pounds when you eat a single piece of fudge, but your best friend could eat a whole cheesecake and remain as thin as ever? If so, you’re not alone. Much of the answers to this frustrating question lie in your DNA. With DNA testing, you can learn the best ways to manage and control your weight based on your body’s unique genetic makeup.
How DNA Affects Your Weight
Your DNA determines your metabolism, your body’s energy consumption, nutrition processing, and power and endurance potential. In other words, your genetics determine how your body processes foods and how it responds to exercise. For example, people who can eat “junk” without it significantly affecting their weight may have naturally higher metabolisms that have no difficulty processing saturated fats and sugars. Not everyone’s DNA is quite so “favorable.” Your body may be sensitive to carbohydrates, salt, or caffeine, and these sensitivities can affect your BMI, metabolism, insulin secretion, and body fat accumulation.
The Benefits of DNA Testing for Weight Management
At Vitality Medical & Wellness Center, Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN performs DNA testing to identify what variants affect your body’s weight management. DNA testing identifies the factors that influence how easily your body loses or gains weight. It also determines your macronutrient intake needs. With this knowledge, Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN can develop a customized program for you that will identify how you can most efficiently manage your weight and health. Essentially, DNA testing allows Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN to create a personalized menu, design a custom exercise program, and give you a greater understanding of your body’s particular needs and predispositions. With this customized approach, you can more effectively manage your health and your weight to see greater results in your weight loss or weight management efforts.
If you would like to learn more about how your body works so that you can better manage your weight, schedule your consultation with Dr. Cristy Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC, APRN for DNA testing at Vitality Medical & Wellness Center. Call us at (702) 660-4968 or complete our online contact form to get in touch with us today.