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On the Quest for a healthier me, I tried Genopalate

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

In my quest to find a healthier me and a way of eating that helps me lose weight, have energy and FEEL good, I tried the genopalate program. I misread something since i thought it was to help me choose foods that would help me lose weight and feel my best. It is based on your DNA which you can load from your ancestry or 23 and me results if you have done that already.

The ad says, "Use the latest genomic nutrition science, your DNA data, and GenoPalate's Personalized Nutrition Analysis to optimize your health." & "Enjoy the robust flavors of foods that may help nourish your body and increase your energy." I am not convinced. The diet feels like the SAD diet which i already know does not help stabilize my rising blood sugars.

I currently have 30-50 grams of carbs a day (roughly 20-25%) and they recommend 51-58% of my daily calories be carbs. My blood sugars in the mornings are already high so i am not sure i want to raise this limit. 20-25% protein and 23-30% fat. You can add filters of fish, wheat, gluten, ht, wt, age, vegetarian or not, soy, meats, gluten, etc to personalize the food list some what. They give you foods listed best, great, good which does not make sense to me either.

They try to sell supplements which i am not willing to buy at this point but some of the recommendations are what i am already taking. Magnesium, calcium and vitamin D help my leg cramps, help me sleep and hopefully help keep my BP down out of stroke ranges. I also take tumeric and B complex to help with energy levels and i feel they help. The supplements are $60 a month on my page. They do give you specific doses to aim for on each recommended supplement. Blood sugar control is an extra $10 a month. I would rather buy real food.

They recommend canola and corn oils for me which are inflammatory and i already struggle with inflammation so, again, not sure i agree with the report.

They give you a free video chat with others where you learn the basic components of the app and are able to ask questions but you might get a response that sounds "canned" or generic. I really do not feel it is specific to me as implied in the ad. I am not sorry i did it, but i would not do it again. To be fair, i did pay for the scaled down version of the report

I have some books from the library and i will continue to research until i find what works. I may need more carbs and i may not. I need to experiment more. I feel like the carbs need to be veggies and not breads, pasta's, chips. I feel sluggish after eating those. The arthritis pain in my knees have made exercise more of a challenge but not impossible. I just move slower...LOL ! emoticon
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    Loved reading this. So interesting and something I would be tempted to try too. I have not tried many diets and the ones I have were mostly M.D. suggested - things like 4gm Sodium; low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium; 1800 calorie diabetic diet; low carb diet, gluten free, high protein, lower carb. moderate fat diet. I tried vegetariana and South Beach on my own. Most of them made me worse. The only ones that worked were low carb, South Beach, and the GF,hi protein,low carb, moderate fat. I have purchased and read tons of diet books though. I was fascinated by the eat right for your blood type diet until I found that the diet they recommended for me was vegetarian and that doesn't work for me at all. I agree about carbs being veggies and fruit and not grains.
    103 days ago
    It sounds way too complicated for me. But, I also take a lot of the supplements you mentioned. I also take Glucosamin chondroitin which is for joint support recommended by my dr. I didn't feel any immediate difference but after a month or so, I noticed a gradual change for the better. As for carbs, during our current challenge I have keeping my carbs under 100 (usually about 50-60) It is more doable and I am still losing weight. I don't feel so restricted.
    104 days ago
    I am way toold to try to figure out a program like this. But would love you to find something that works for you sweetheart~~~
    104 days ago
    That sounds like a not good program! A TED talk took me totally by surprise.
    104 days ago
  • JAMER123
    I appear to be taking the same vitamins and supplements. I had taken tumeric but stopped as I didn't feel it helped any. I hope you can find the key to what foods will help you.

    104 days ago
    Many companies have jumped on the genetics bandwagon. Not all of them do what they say they do. I’m not sure what medications you’re on aside from the supplements you mentioned. Be aware that some may interfere with prescription meds.
    104 days ago
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