No, that was not a typo. Science suggests it’s your genes (not your jeans) affecting your pant size. Luckily, a new diet called Newtopia is exploring this complex relationship. The multi-approach plan uses your unique genetic makeup to address the specific reasons you gain weight.
What started with much success three years ago in Canada, Newtopia (launched this past September in the states) uses a genetic saliva test to analyze your DNA and determine exactly what combination of nutrition, exercise, and behavior management you need in order to lose weight. These factors pinpoint your challenges to maximize your results, says founder and health care entrepreneur Jeff Ruby.
He says there are three genes analyzed in your personalized evaluation. One being the FTO gene, which has the most convincing evidence to date for a gene associated with obesity and increased susceptibility to weight gain.
“This gene was also found associated with measures of body fatness, insulin sensitivity, resting metabolic rate and a reduced capacity of fat cells to break down fat, and with weight gain based on longitudinal data,” says Ruby.
Newtopia then uses these factors to create a lifestyle plan, along with monthly coaching, specific for you. What are the results? Typically a two-pound weight loss a week, says Ruby.
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