DNA diet

I don’t mind skinny people. As long as they live off of celery, water and an occasional water chestnut. But when I catch them eating doughnuts and muffins in the conference room, I find myself glaring … a lot. It just doesn’t seem fair that some people can eat all they want and not gain a pound, while bread suction-cups itself to my behind when I walk past a bread basket!

A new test has come out that explains this injustice and may even help people manage their weight. The test, developed by Interleukin Genetics, checks for genetic factors that may be linked to weight gain , WBZ TV reported.

The in-home test calculates how much fat a person absorbs, how carbohydrates are metabolized and how a person responds to exercise. So you can find out what diet and exercise plan works best with your genetic makeup.

"It's not a magic diet,” Chief scientific officer Kenneth Kornman told WBZ. “It is, in fact, an indication, a very clear indication of how an individual's body works with certain foods and not with others.”The in-home DNA test is $149 and takes 7-10 days to process.

What do you think? Would you spend that much to be told you need to eat less and exercise more? Or are you one of those skinny people eating doughnuts?

“DNA diet”

  1. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    This sounds like another way to extract large amounts of money from lazy or desperate people looking for a quick fix to poor health from poor diet and/or lack of exercise.

    What... do some people think that it might be GOOD for them to eat red meat and saturated fats if they have the right DNA? Or that a high fiber whole food diet might be BAD for them if they have the wrong DNA? Come on! Besides, it shouldn't be just about weight. (There are plenty of unhealthy skinny people developing heart disease or cancer.)

  2. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Im one of the skinny people eating doughnuts, but I also spend 10 hours exercising a week, so I don't feel guilty for eating in front of you. ;)