Lifelong Metabolic Center uses DNA testing to help you determine the right plan to lose weight and keep it off for life. Lifelong Metabolic Center is unique because it offers not only a jump-start portion to help you drop weight quickly and safely that includes real food, natural supplements, and a high level of accountability, but also DNA testing to help you find the right plan for weight maintenance.
DNA testing is quick and non-invasive, and we receive the results within a couple of weeks. It is by far the most important part of the Lifelong Metabolic Center weight loss program.
We use genetic testing because we believe a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work in the world of long-term weight maintenance. Diets may work… but then what? If you are dieting, your goal is to lose weight, and that isn’t sustainable for life.
You need a lifelong plan for healthy eating and moderate exercise that is right for your body. You need all of the food groups in your life for you to achieve your ideal health and body.
We use the DNA report data to develop your personalized program—not a one-size-fits-all approach. Lifelong Metabolic Center uses DNA testing because we need to know what you are made up of, how your body reacts to different foods, and how you metabolize different food groups in order to give you the best care possible. This 45-page report provides us with that information.
Lifelong Metabolic Center does DNA testing via a buccal (cheek) swab. It is a very simple procedure where we take two Q-tips and drag one along the inside of your mouth. It takes about 10 seconds and doesn’t hurt or gag you; you will barely feel it.
We pack the Q-tips with your data and mail it to our genetic lab for processing. The reports are returned in about two weeks as a digital file. Dr. Borre will share that file via Dropbox, so you may save them, print them, or share them with a spouse or friend if you wish.
If you choose our remote program, we will mail you the kit, and you can do the test at home and mail it directly to the lab or to Dr. Borre.
The DNA test returns to us as a 45-page report based on how each gene tested presents in you. The reprt tells you things about yourself like how much drinking the right amount of water per day affects you or how sensitive you are to sugar, alcohol, or carbohydrates. Each gene tested has a paragraph of information about what that gene represents, how it presents in your body, and what that means for you.
Don’t worry about it sounding overwhelming. Dr. Borre will be there to translate the lingo and help make sure you fully understand the report, what it means, and how to best use it.
This data is compiled to give you a set of meal guidelines, such as how many ounces of protein, teaspoons of healthy fats, and cups of fruits or vegetables, dairy, starches, etc. you need daily. The report breaks this data down into several options of easy-to-follow plans.
You may have heard the term “macros.” Macros are the breakdown of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins needed per day. This report describes them in percentages and a quantified way. You can see how many grams of each you need or in serving sizes. This customized macro plan and food list can help you lose or maintain your weight.
This report even contains your micronutrient needs. It will discuss the amounts of all vitamins and minerals you need to be the healthiest you!
The results utilized most specifically from this report in the Lifelong Metablic Center program are what to eat and how to exercise. There are 5 different nutrition plans included. They range from the lowest level (for weight loss) to the middle level (for weight maintenance), all the way up to a plan best suited for a performance athlete. We choose the right plan for you based on your needs when we enter this phase of our program.
The exercise component gives you a MET range. Every exercise has a metabolic equivalent. MET is a term used to represent the intensity of exercise. You may have seen METs on the display panel of a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike. MET stands for the amount of oxygen you consume and the number of calories you burn at rest.
Once we know your MET range from your DNA report, we can customize an exercise plan that includes things your body is capable of doing, that fit your lifestyle (time/energy/money), and that you ENJOY!
No need for an expensive gym membership, but if you have a gym or exercise you like, we can tailor this to fit your desires.