Based on your genetics, your genetic predisposition for Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control is
What does this mean?
Your genotype indicates that a high protein diet may be beneficial for weight loss, improvement of body composition and fat distribution. Studies showed that people with your genotype lost more weight with moderate-to-high protein diet (greater than 25% of total daily calories), compared to a lower protein diet (15% of total daily calories). The upper limit for protein intake is no more than 35% of total calories.
How Is Your Genetic Risk Calculated?
This result is based on the SNPs(single nucleotide polymorphism)that are associated with Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control.
These are the genes tested for Effect Of Protein Intake On Weight Control:
Suggested Lifestyle Changes
- The dietary reference intake is 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight, or 0.36 grams per pound. For example, if you weigh 70 kg, it is recommended that you eat around 56 g of protein per day.
- Examples of food containing protein includes seafood, meat, eggs, legumes (ie. beans, peas, soy products, etc), nuts, and seeds.
- Opt for lean cuts of meat and poultry.
- Resistance training done in combination with high protein diets are shown to have additive effects to weight loss. Tools used for resistance training (e.g. dumbbells, sand bags, medicine balls, resistance bands, etc) can facilitate muscle strengthening and weight loss.
Result Explanation Recommendations:
- Avoid sedentary lifestyles and reduce screen time (i.e. television, electronic games) that may result in poor snacking behaviour.
- Before going to work or school, try to prepare homemade healthy snacks to control the portion and type of snack (fruits, wholegrain crackers). This makes a better alternative rather than eating unhealthy snacks like potato chips and cookies.