I have type 2 diabetes…Well actually I have the genes that have an influence on the overall risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
These genes have strong interactions with lifestyle factors, such as physical activity and nutrition.
How did I find this out?
A few years back I sent of a saliva sample to a DNA lab as part of a course I did. When I read my DNA profile* and saw the RED boxes that indicated maximum levels of nutritional support and lifestyle intervention for the Diabetes profile I will admit it was a bit of a shock.
You see, aside from a cousin developing gestational diabetes, there has never been any relative from either side of my family who has developed Diabetes. But I am not surprised that diabetes has not reared its ugly head because of the lifestyle my relatives lead.
Majority of them have been farmers, plenty of physical activity for husbands, wives and the children. Growing up in the location that they did there wasn’t easy access to excess food. Most of it was grown on the farm.
Was I worried when I read the report, am I worried now about the Diabetes genes that inherited from both my mother and my father? Well no, I’d already implemented the lifestyle and nutritional recommendations ahead of time! (and continue to do so)
“It is recommended that you maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. A diet low in sugar, refined carbohydrates and saturated and trans fats will also reduce your risk. You should also monitor metabolic markers, such as fasting glucose and lipids levels”
Healthy body weight – check. Metabolic Nutrition is low in sugar, refined carbohydrates and saturated/trans fats, - check.
“Individuals with this gene can significantly reduce their Type 2 diabetes risk by increasing the intensity of exercise. It is therefore recommended that you engage in more vigorous physical activity and increase dietary fibre, whilst limiting intake of refined carbohydrates and saturated fats”
FIRE and ICE has certainly increased the intensity of my exercise. The amount of plant food I consume on a daily basis along with flax meal means that my fibre intake is not an issue. FYI prior to Metabolic Precision increasing my fibre intake would have had me reaching for cereal based foods, tried that once and made me soooo blocked up.
100 grams of broccoli has 41 calories, 3.6grams of fibre and 6.6 grams of carbs.
100 grams of oats has 376 calories 9 grams of fibre and 57 grams of carbs.
If I am trying to make sure I am keeping my body weight under control and increase my fiber content then clearly the broccoli is a better option.
But had I not learnt what I have through Metabolic Precision I, like most people, would have selected oats as the better fibre choice. Why? It is what we are told on a daily basis via marketing.
FYI I still eat oats, just not for breakfast and not 7 days a week like I used to. I’ve learnt how to use them as part of my training recovery nutrition.
If you have a family history of type 2 diabetes, or even if you don’t, and want to do all you can to prevent yourself from developing type 2 diabetes AND still eat chocolate and drink coffee, then why not join me and thousands of others who have learnt how to eat and train for good health, great shape and lots of energy.
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(*There were 6 different panels and 14 different profile looked at with the DNA report that were relevant to the course I did. It was not a full DNA study.)