We’ve all heard of the “Freshman 15” but now we have a new challenger: “Quarantine 15.” It’s no secret that the global pandemic has been extremely stressful for us. Psychology Today says research shows any stress we feel can alter our overall food intake, which can lead to either under- or overeating.
Have you noticed during quarantine you’ve been reaching for the pizza, chips, and chocolate over the fruits and veggies? “When we’re worried or frightened, we’re more likely to seek out sugars, fats, and carbs for a quick energy boost. These comfort foods act like a natural tranquilizer that calms us down in times of peril,” Psychology Today states. Regularly consuming fresh fruits and veggies has been particularly difficult during the pandemic, especially since most of us started to limit our trips to the grocery store to once every two weeks to follow safety protocols.
Now that quarantine is over, we’re slowly starting to resume our daily routines. However, the clothes we wore to work back in February are fitting a bit tighter and we’re not sure how to get back on track. Do you ever plan in your head how you’re going to start exercising more and cooking healthier meals, but when it comes to executing those plans you’re not sure how to approach them?
A personalized health report that is specific to you and your genes will help you get your health and wellness back on track after quarantine.
Our bodies all react to weight loss differently. An example of how this looks would be we might need to eat a more protein-rich diet than the next person. And because of that it’s easy to feel discouraged when we don’t see the results we expected after putting in so much time and effort to change our diet and lifestyle. But what if we didn’t have to keep guessing what routines will jumpstart our weight loss?
Personalized health reports through free apps, such as DNA Diet, Lean and Fit, and Vitamins DNA Wellness Report breakdown your genetic information from a DNA test and show you what changes you can make when it comes to diet, fitness, and vitamin consumption.
What does the DNA Diet App Offer Me?
The one-diet fits all way of thinking is outdated and we’ve seen that they don’t work the same way for everyone, because of small variations within our DNA that cause our bodies to react differently. So why risk your health following a fad diet when it might not be the best for your body? A detailed report in the DNA Diet app will provide you with roughly 24 pages of information catered to you based on your genetic makeup.
How can you use your information from the DNA Diet report?
If you’ve struggled with eating right in the past, this report can offer you insight into whether you are predisposed to engage in emotional eating, and have a higher sensitivity to fat storage and fast foods. Lifetime habits are incredibly difficult to change, and it won’t happen right away. But referencing the tips daily can significantly help with motivation and lead you to the results you want to see.
You can expect to find expert recommendations, such as what your daily protein intake should be as well as if you should be following a high vs. low carb diet. So from there, you’ll have the knowledge to write up your own meal plan of what foods you need to cut back on and which ones you need to introduce more of.
What does the Lean and Fit App Offer Me?
When it comes to weight loss, pairing a solid workout plan with a well-balanced diet is crucial to improving your overall health. So it’s important you find a routine that works best for your body. The Lean and Fit app analyzes your genes and tells you everything you need to know in order to maximize your workouts for the best results. Across an 80-page report, you’ll be provided with a breakdown of exercise strategy, nutrition, psychology, and skincare recommendations.
How can I use my information from the Lean and Fit report?
Instead of spending all of your time researching basic exercise routines, you’ll now have the knowledge of which forms of exercise are better suited for your body. Your time can now be focused on actually exercising! For example, a genetic trait examined in the report is aerobic performance. If your results come back saying you have a “slightly elevated advantage” then your body can handle a more strenuous workout than the average person. With this information, you can plan how many minutes of your workout you should be dedicated to aerobic performance. And if you’ve hit the pause button on exercise during quarantine, there are recommendations on how to safely get started again.
This report also goes beyond fitness advice, other traits examined focus on your metabolism and diet. Examples of these traits include carb overconsumption, fat overconsumption, low protein intake risk, and low-carb diet effectiveness. You’ll know exactly what types of food your metabolism responds best to for weight loss, and from there you can write up a detailed meal plan that will be personalized to your body.
What does the Vitamins DNA Wellness Report Offer Me?
The Vitamins DNA Wellness Report analyzes the genes that are associated with vitamin levels, including how your body absorbs and metabolizes them. The personalized 12-page report can guide you through how to optimize your vitamin intake so you can better improve your health on top of diet and exercise. Common vitamins such as A, B9, B12, C, D, E, and K will come with their own genetic analysis.
The beginning of the report starts off with an overall summary of which types of vitamins you are more at risk of being deficient in. What follows is information on what vitamins are and how your genetics can affect the way your body absorbs vitamins. And from there you’ll be provided tips and suggestions on how to supplement your diet with the correct vitamins.
How can I use my information from the Vitamin DNA Wellness report?
Oftentimes we know what kinds of foods we need to have in our diet, but in reality it’s difficult to eat those foods regularly. And what happens is our bodies end up missing out on those important vitamins and nutrients to keep everything running smoothly. This can be a result of not having easy access to these foods or having an allergy. So once you know where you fall in terms of deficiency risk, you can examine your diet for problem areas and supplement with the correct vitamins. Because let’s be honest, vitamins can be expensive, so why waste your money taking ones you don’t actually need?
How Did Customers Use Their Health Report Results?
The Ultimate DNA and Whole Genome Sequencing tests are currently being offered as a bundle deal with free access to the DNA Diet, Lean and Fit, and Vitamin DNA Wellness Report apps.
As we move on from our quarantine routines and back into our daily lives, it’s time to prioritize our health again. Take advantage of in-depth DNA analysis reports to see just what your body needs in order to look and feel its very best. For more information about what Sequencing.com has to offer, check out our blog.