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Owning My Skinny Genes

The Inherent Health Genetic Test results are in.  I am what is known as a Fat Burner.  In order for me to reach an optimal body weight I need to keep my Fat consumption under 30% of my total calories per day and I need to workout intensely at least 3 times per week.  The MET total for the week needs to be a minimum of 13.  The MET is a value assigned to different exercises.  For example, riding my bike outdoors with hills for 45 minutes is an 8 MET activity. 

So, what does all of this mean?  That for me fat is the problem, and lofat eating is the way to get healthy.  This genetic test has confirmed some things that I already knew about my body and has given me a definite path.  No more stabbing in the dark, wondering if I should go hi-protein, lo-carb or a balanced approach or Mediteranian or Asian, or fasting for 2 days per week, etc., etc., etc. It is such a relief.

Now, I can adjust my eating and exercise habits plus, I am ready for the Body Key by Nutrilite Weight Loss Challenge.  Personal support, online support, phone app, genetic testing, terrific supplements and rewards just for logging-in to the website.  My team will be kicking off and abandoning weight beginning in May.  I still have 3 places left.  Who wants to get started?

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The Issues That Most Diets Don’t Address

The Body Key Weight Loss Challenge is in it’s third week.  I loved the Aloe Cleanse and I am seeing concrete results:  less of an appetite and 5 pound loss.  However, one of the difficulties that less food uncovers is emotions, primarily the pain and fear that have been covered by food.  Painful stimuli cause emotional eaters to use food as a drug.  When that drug is taken away the emotions rise to the surface in a hurry. 

Once again, Body Key by Nutrilite has one solution and that is to form a group of five people.  Support from people with skin on who are going through the same process really helps emotional eaters to make it through.  Another suggestion is allow the pain to surface and work with a trained counselor or trusted friend to defuse it and make the necessary changes for healing.  Food is not a coping mechanism.  If you are like I am and have been using it to cover pain it’s time to stop.  Find optimal health in all areas of your life.  We can do this, together.