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    Genetic Testing for Fitness and Weight Loss

    By October 22, 2015 January 18th, 2018 Weight Loss - Diet Tips

    Many of you have expressed interest in learning more about the actual fitness and diet results you receive when you sign up for GxSlim. We’ve written this post to teach you about the variety of possible outcomes you receive from us that tell you how your genes are influencing your fitness and diet!

    When choosing a highly personalized fitness plan like this one, the last thing you want is a set of results that are just like everyone else’s. We test for so many different traits, there is almost no chance that you get results similar to anyone you know (unless you’re clones)!

    GxSlimWhen you sign up for GxSlim, we first send you a DNA collection kit, which you will use to swab the inside of your cheek and then send to our lab in the package we provide. Once our lab receives your DNA test, they go to work analyzing a variety of genes to look for certain traits and tendencies that affect your fitness and weight loss. We group your results into four categories – Weight Loss Ability, Food, Nutrients and Exercise. Across those categories, there are 16 possible traits that your genes will exhibit, and 44 possible trait expressions. For example, within the category of Food, we examine your body’s level of Fat Utilization. This means how your body manages the dietary fat you include in your diet. You can either have Normal or Low predisposition of Fat Utilization, and our recommendations for your diet reflect this information.

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    If you do the math, that means there are over 8 million unique combinations you could receive in your genetic report. Now you see why the chances are super slim of you getting a report that is even close to the same as someone else you know. Everyone is different, so we need to stop acting like the same diet and fitness plan will work for everyone!

    Want to learn a little bit more about what comes in your report? After we’ve analyzed all of the possible expressions of these genes, our algorithm determines what types of foods, exercise, and supplements will work best for you as you work to lose weight. You’ll then receive a printed report that has 40+ pages of content tailored to your genetic material. You’ll be able to go through our analysis and our recommendations by yourself, and then consult with your GxSlim telehealth professional to discuss how to incorporate these recommendations into your life. We’re with you every step of the way, so get started today!

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