5 Ways to Use Your Analysis
If you just got your GenoPalate Analysis back and you're wondering how to put your results into action, we've got five tips for you on how to use your GenoPalate analysis in your everyday life.
1. Add Your Optimal Foods into Your Diet
The 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.
2. Swap Optimal Foods into Familiar Recipes
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, if you are a taco lover and ground turkey is one of your recommended meats, you could use ground turkey instead of beef.
Your Optimal 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.
3. Compare Your Macro Chart to Your Plate
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.
4. Track Your Food Intake
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. You may find after tracking for a couple days that "wow, I'm actually way overdoing it on my fat intake" or "I'm getting most of my carbohydrates at breakfast instead of spread throughout the day."
Maybe your avocado, nuts, and seeds are adding up more than expected or that you aren't getting enough vitamin D through diet alone.
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.
5. Try Removing Foods You May Be Sensitive to
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.
We hope those tips helped give you a few ideas for how to incorporate your GenoPalate results into your everyday life.
Have fun with it!