There are various types of possible genetic results for the Weight Loss DNA Test. Each month I will be presenting advice and guidance on the type of diet or exercise that could improve your weight loss results.

You did your Weight Loss DNA Test and it identified your diet ID as a Carb Reducer? No Worries we have the right advice for you!

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Being a Carb Reducer means that in order to achieve the best results in the most efficient way while trying to lose weight, you need to reduce your carbohydrate intake and when you eat carbs we suggest you to choose complex carbohydrates. What are these?

There are three types of carbohydrates: sugar, starch and fibre. Sugars are simple carbohydrates, they are a fast source of energy but they are the least healthy option. These are table or brown sugar, honey, candy, soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc.

Starch and fibre are the complex carbohydrates and are found in whole plant foods, therefore, are often high in vitamins and minerals, thus health promoting. Great sources of complex carbs are green vegetables, wholegrain foods such as oatmeal, whole-grain pasta or bread, sweet potatoes, beans, peas etc. 

To have a Carb Reducer diet ID does not mean you have to cut out all the carbs. If you love pasta then try to eat a healthier substitute - whole wheat or a whole grain pasta. Use the same approach with all foods. If you have a sweet tooth, eat a lot of fruits to reduce your cravings for chocolates and candy. Try to maintain the balance according to your nutritional breakdown (%). Don’t worry if you are unsure of nutritional information of the foods you eat. I would advise you to create a personal profile on www.myfitnesspal.com and download the app. It’s completely free but an absolutely amazing little tool for those who are trying to find the right track in dieting. Not only it will give you the breakdown of calories and nutritional information, it also has some great healthy recipes!

For more information about different types of carbs please visit: http://www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutrition/101/nutrition-basics/good-carbs-bad-carbs.aspx

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