Now I feel more energized!

Thursday, March 29, 2018. Author Sabrina Neilson

Sabrina Neilson

With 2 Master's degrees in Nutrition and Biochemistry adorning her office wall, Sabrina certainly has a strong academic background to understand the inner workings of the human body.

Then she took a FitnessGenes DNA test.  Here's what she learned:

Ideal workout time

From my CLOCK gene result, I learned that I’m a night owl, which surprised me! I now try to exercise after work whenever I can, instead of before work (which I’ve historically always done). This simple change has made such a difference to my energy levels!  I’ve noticed that I can push myself much harder and ultimately get more out of each workout.

Protein at breakfast limits snacking

I'm an AT on the FTO gene: I started to eat little and often and I am now pretty militant about making sure I have protein at breakfast and also spread my protein intake throughout the day. By altering my protein intake in this way, my energy levels are stable throughout the day, and I no longer snack between meals.

Reduce omega 6's

APOA5 AG - I’m at slight risk of elevated blood triglycerides if I consume too many omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids.  Omega 6's are found in many common cooking oils, such as sunflower oil, vegetable oil and sesame oil as well as in nuts, such as walnuts. I have therefore made a few dietary tweaks to reduce my omega-6 intake by focusing on consuming foods higher in monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil and avocados, as well as sources rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, including oily fish or dressing my salads with flaxseed oil.

Not eating enough carbs!

The FitnessGenes nutrition calculator and macronutrient recommendations were extremely helpful. I realized I was not eating enough carbohydrates each day, so by making a conscious effort to reduce my consumption of healthy fats, in favor of low Glycemic impact carbs, such as brown rice, sweet potatoes, I’ve found I have a lot more energy throughout the day :)

Sabrina Neilson is FitnessGenes' Head of Nutritional Product Development and is the author of many of our delicious, nutritious recipes.  Her exceptionally impressive academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University to add to her Master’s in Nutrition from University College, London.  She is pictured above with Kelly Wu,  Strategic Development Manager at FitnessGenes'

Sabrina Neilson is FitnessGenes' Head of Nutritional Product Development and is the author of many of our delicious, nutritious recipes. Her exceptionally impressive academic credentials include a Master’s degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University to add to her Master’s in Nutrition from University College, London. She is pictured above with Kelly Wu, Strategic Development Manager at FitnessGenes'

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