As promised, here’s a brief overview of my DNAFit Diet results.
Optimal Diet for Weight Management
Recommended nutrition Overview
Increase: Vitamin D, Calcium, Olive Oil
Decrease: Salt, Saturated Fats, Grilled meat
Lactose Intolerance: High
Coeliac Predisposition: Medium, Possible predisposition
Individual Food Sensitivities
Salt Sensitivity: High
Alcohol Response: Normal
Caffeine Sensitivity: Fast Metaboliser
The DNAFit Diet report focuses on the following areas:
- Optimal Diet Type
- Carbohydrate & Saturated Fat Sensitivity
- Detoxification Ability
- Anti-Oxidant Requirements
- Personal Vitamin & Micronutrient Needs
- Salt, Alcohol & CaffeineSensitivity
- Lactose Intolerance
- Coeliac Predisposition
This report comes with the Fitness Diet Pro Package. It has both the Fitness Premium and the Diet Professional packages and hence the ultimate DNAFit package!
If you are interested to have a read at my DNAFit Fitness report, you can click this link.
Now let’s dive into my DNAFit Diet report.
Optimal Diet Type
The optimal diet type for my profile is Mediterranean Diet. I’ve heard about this diet before but I’ve never given it a try. And now that it’s confirmed by my genes that this is the diet for me, I’m willing to adopt it.
If you don’t know what is it then check Mediterranean Diet.
I’m on a medium-low sensitivity to carbohydrates.
My profile responded positive to 2 out of 5 genes that are tested for carbohydrate sensitivity.
According to DNAFit, I’m more sensitive to the negative effects of both fats and refined carbs in my diet and also to a sedentary lifestyle.
Reading the above made me realized why I had put on weight and why it was so easy for me to gain weight. Refined carbs coupled with sedentary lifestyle are the culprits for all these years.
And so it’s recommended for me to consume a maximum of 10% of my daily calories through refined carbs. This is the part that I find tricky. I don’t count my calories. I do however watch what I eat. The easiest solution for me would be eliminating refined cards on normal days except on my binge day. And to consume 25g of fibre per day. I’m happy to oblige. I got my fibre from fruits that I eat.
Saturated Fat Sensitivity
I’m on medium sensitivity to saturated fat.
In terms of weight management and general health, I was advised to reduce saturated fat and to consume less than 16g/day, eliminate trans fat and replace them with olive oil.
My profile responded positive to 5 out of the 7 genes. Not a good score I’d say. In addition to reducing saturated fat, it would beneficial to consume mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
What are their differences? Check the video below.
This detoxification refers to the natural process that takes place in the liver.
There are 2 parts on this.
The first part is how well the body responds to toxics substances present in meat cooked at high temperatures.
To be honest, I thought toxic chemicals produced by foods cooked at high temperatures was a myth! Apparently I’m wrong!
My profile responded positive to 2 out of 2 of the tested genes which means I have the enzymes that can make this matter worst for my DNA and my health in the long run.
Now I’ve something to worry about because I love grilled/smoked lamb, meat and chicken!
DNAFit’s recommendation would be to limit consumption of grilled/smoke meats to 2 or less servings per week.
The second part is how the body compensates the part 1 above.
Lucky for me in this department, my profile responded positive to 2 out of 2 of the tested genes which means I have the enzymes to compensate for part 1 and therefore it’s not necessary for me to increase a certain vegetable intake.
My anti-oxidant need is at normal range.
However, to support my body’s own protective mechanism, it’s important for me to ensure that I meet the recommended daily doses.
My Omega-3 need is at normal range.
DNAFit tested 2 genes and my profile has no response to both genes.
The advised Omega-3 intake is the same as the current EU RDA which is 1.6g/day.
Vitamin B Requirements
My Vitamin B requirements is at normal range.
DNAFit advised for me to ensure that I meet the recommended daily intake.
Vitamin D Requirements
My profile shows that I have impared calcium absorption and also bone structure and therefore I need to increase Vitamin D consumption above the standard guidelines.
I have high sensitivity to salt.
My profile responded positive to all of the genes tested. Based on the results, there is a possibility to hypertension with excessive salt consumption.
Recommended to reduce my salt intake. This isn’t a problem for me. Since I started low card diet years ago, my taste bud couldn’t handle salty and sweet stuff.
I have the enzyme to metabolise alcohol fast.
This doesn’t matter to me because I don’t drink alcohol.
I have the enzyme to metabolise caffeine fast.
However, I should keep within the recommended guidelines for caffeine consumption. Not to worry, I rarely drink drinks with caffeine in them.
The fact I’m lactose intolerent is something that I suspected since I had incident involving milk a few years back.
So the recommendation is for me to reduce or avoid lactose. This is not a problem because I already stay away from milk and also processed foods.
Coeliac disease is a relatively common digestive condition that occurs when a person has an adverse reaction to gluten.
Unfortunately my profile reveals that even thought the risk is not high, it is not possible to exclude it.
I had an incident last 2 years with gluten. And because of that incident, I stay away from having them in my daily diet.
I do however enjoy bread, pastries and the like but I keep them at minimum and only eat them occasionally.
There you have it. And so I have a few days to read, understand and process this report. Guess what… I have more questions. But I will save them for my next post.
For now I’d like to share a few changes that I have made and am planning to implement with regards to my diet.
I’ve been juicing at least once a day since I started on 25th April 2017. I don’t see this will change with the regards to the Mediterranean Diet other than with this diet, I will cut down roots in my juice because of their starchy content as this diet revolves around fresh non-starchy vegetables and fruits.
I will increase olive oil intake as recommended.
I’m having resistance to reducing consumption of grilled/smoke meat to 1-2 servings per week. I mean I only eat a bunch of them during weekend and will definitely up my intake of brocolli to aid removal of toxins in the body.
I will continue to juice variety of fruits and green vegetables for their anti-oxidant benefits.
I will be eating more fish. I will do my best to have 2 servings per week. This part is gonna be challenging especially when I’m eating out. I don’t usually have fish.
Also looks like I’m back to having eggs on my daily diet. I have stopped having my daily eggs since I started intermittent fasting last year.
In the mean time, if you are interested to get to know yourself better and want to make lifestyle change according to your DNA, you can head over to DNAFit.com and find out for yourself which of their packages suit your need.
Personally I recommend DNAFit because the reports, results and information is purely tailored about the person based on their genes and DNA.
I find it to be a very valuable tool. There is no more second guessing and with DNAFit, it reveals the secrets of how you can live and have a healthier lifestyle.
To owning your greatness,