If you just got your GenoPalate Analysis back and you're wondering how to put your results into action, I've got four tips for you on how to use your GenoPalate analysis in your everyday life.
My first tip is to take a look at your My foods list and see how you can incorporate more of these foods into your day to day routine. Whether that's sticking to foods you already like and trying to consume those more often, or maybe trying a new food on your list.
You can also try to figure out ways to swap in some of these foods into your day to day rotation with meals you already enjoy. For example, I'm a taco lover. I made sure to use ground turkey when I made my tacos because ground turkey was one of my recommended meats.
Maybe I could get creative making fish tacos with one of the recommended seafoods on my list. Your My Foods list was created with the foods that give you the most nutritional bang for your buck. So start by consuming more of your recommended foods.
Another recommendation is to look at your macronutrient recommendations and try to gauge how your current diet compares. Maybe you have been following a high fat/low carbohydrate diet and your recommendations suggest a lower fat/higher carbohydrate diet, for example.
Perhaps you've got a higher carb recommendation or a moderate protein intake.
This might be different from how you were eating before. Sometimes making tweaks in our macronutrients can have benefits like making us feel more energized or less bloated. So take a look at how your plate looks, compare it with the pie chart of macronutrients on the app, and see if there's any room for improvement for making your macronutrients closer to your recommendations.
Another idea is to start tracking your foods. And you don't have to do this forever. But sometimes tracking for just a couple of days can provide surprising and important insights. I know that personally, after I’ve tracked my intake for a couple days, sometimes I realize wow, I'm actually way overdoing it on my fat intake, even though I have a low fat recommendation.
You know, it made sense. By the time I got to the end of the day, all of my avocado and all of my nuts and seeds really added up. So that was a great opportunity for me to make some tweaks in my diet. I also identified there were some micronutrients that I was consistently not getting enough of, and Vitamin D, I feel like I can never get enough of that. So that was something I really wanted to work on.
You don't have to track forever, but tracking for a little bit can help you get insights into your current habits and determine where you might want to put your energy and focus with your diet in the upcoming days.
A final idea is to take a look at your sensitivity and substance results and see if there's any tweaks you can make. Perhaps you have a result that says you're sensitive to caffeine. That might be the answer to why one cup of coffee keeps you wired all day. So maybe you could cut your caffeine intake back a little bit.
Maybe you had no idea that you might actually be sensitive to lactose. This could be something that you exclude from your diet for a couple days and see how you feel. Experiment with it.
I hope those tips helped give you a few ideas for how to incorporate your GenoPalate results into your everyday life and I hope you have fun with it!