I recently partnered with Found and took their MetabolicPrint™ Quiz to find out my specific phenotype! This quiz is a game-changer and offers tailored insights based on your body’s preferences and your unique biology.
What is Found’s MetabolicPrint™ Quiz?
Losing weight isn’t just about eating less and moving more – it’s a whole mix of stuff. Things like family history, genetics, and health conditions can make it tricky. Stress, bad sleep, and feeling down can also mess with it. That’s where Found’s MetabolicPrint™ Quiz comes in. It’s a simple quiz that looks at your weight history, family background, and lifestyle. With this info, the experts at Found can figure out your personal MetabolicPrint™ and create a plan that suits you, maybe even with some meds if needed. It’s like having a personalized guide to help you through the ups and downs of your weight journey. Easy peasy!
Taking Found’s MetabolicPrint™ Quiz
Taking the quiz is easy and free! It took me all of 5 minutes and asked questions about my eating habits, cravings, past successes with diets and trying to lose weight, and my family history. I was not surprised to learn that I am a Mood Responses™ phenotype. I definitely tend to eat based on my emotions and for sure hormones.
What I didn’t realize though, is that there are recommendations for my specific type that can help me curb those mood responses. Some of my recommendations were:
What are the different MetabolicPrint™ phenotypes?
There are four main phenotypes that the MetabolicPrint™ quiz identifies. Read about each below:
Your phenotype may be Mood Responses™ if you find yourself turning to food when you’re stressed, bored, or anxious (like me). Turns out, it might be more than just a personal choice—it could be your brain chemistry influencing your eating habits without you even realizing it. It’s not about lacking willpower but rather about how the brain’s circuits connected to emotions may be wired to find comfort in food during intense feelings. Studies suggest that over 60% of people who are overweight or obese may be emotional eaters, and they are less likely to achieve weight loss goals compared to those who don’t have this eating pattern.
We all get food cravings from time to time, however, the Constant Cravings™ profile is different from typical cravings. Constant cravings are linked to a persistent lack of satisfaction, making it feel like you can never quite feel full. This continuous hunger often comes with specific cravings for fatty, salty, or sweet foods. The brain’s role in this constant craving scenario involves the hormones ghrelin and leptin, where ghrelin triggers the need to eat when energy levels drop, and leptin signals fullness. An imbalance in these hormones, particularly lower levels of leptin, can result in persistent hunger, as seen in individuals with the Constant Cravings™ profile.
Ever find yourself eating a decent meal and then suddenly feeling hungry again just an hour or two later? Then you are probably the Brain-Gut Disconnect™ phenotype. It’s different from Constant Cravings™ because, with the latter, you might not feel full even after a big meal. But with Brain-Gut Disconnect™, you can feel satisfied, yet that feeling doesn’t stick around for long. What’s behind this hungry feeling? Well, one key factor is how quickly your stomach empties after eating, known as gastric emptying. Typically taking two to five hours, this process sends signals to your brain when the food moves from your stomach to your gut, triggering a hunger response.
Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the minimum number of calories your body needs at rest. It varies among individuals, providing an insight into how fast you burn calories overall. A slow metabolism means you burn fewer calories, even during exercise, leading to the storage of excess calories as body fat. This is why individuals with a slow metabolism may struggle to lose weight simply by reducing calorie intake. Various factors, like age and genetics, can influence metabolic rate, making it a personalized aspect of how your body processes energy.
Found MetabolicPrint™ x Honest Mary’s
- Mood Responses™: Spicy Poblano Chicken mood-boosting bowl, because your mood matters
- Brain-Gut Dissconnect™: Golden Grain with Chicken Brain-Gut Bliss Bowl, for those whose bodies love a harmonious brain-gut connection
- Constant Cravings™: Mediterranean Harissa with Chicken, designed to tackle those constant cravings head-on.
- Slow Metabolism™: Sedona Lime with Steak Bowl, to help rev up that metabolism.
Ready to find out your MetabolicPrint™? It’s quick and free, click the link below:
Using the results of this MetabolicPrint™ Quiz is a great way to better understand your unique weight health profile that explores what influences your weight. What is your MetabolicPrint? Share your results below or on Instagram!
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