– Every single body is different. If something doesn’t work for you,you can’t get caught up inthis idea of I’m broken. I have always had struggles with my weightfor as long as I can remember,and probably as long asI will be alive. Growing up, I went through a periodof disordered eating problems. The problem for me has always beenthat I don’t see theresults in the same wayas when I did when I was starving myself. I feel like if I knewmore about my geneticsand how my body works,that would help me figureout how to just get my bodyin a place where I feel optimal. I think the scariestthing would be to do thisand not really haveanything change about me. – My name’s Dr. Dan Reardon,and I’m the CEO andco-founder of FitnessGenes. FitnessGenes is a genetic testingand interpretation companywhere we can predict howpeople should exerciseand how people should eatdepending on what their goals are,but using their DNA as a frameworkto deliver this information. The best way to think about DNAis that DNA is like a recipe book,and genes are like the recipes. And it’s the recipesthat code for proteins,and proteins essentially tellthe body how to function. – Nothing gets more frustratingthan to hear people constantlytalking about your weight. And people saying that youdon’t work hard enough,when I’m like, I dancefour to five times a week. I eat healthy. You don’t really know me. Part of me feels likemaybe it’s my genetics. Maybe there’s something in methat makes it difficultfor me to lose weight. – It can often be a lot more difficultfor females to lose body fat. When you start to understandthe female’s genetic information,you can then really tailor, and guide,and in fact, empowerthe female to understandthe things that are gonna work for them. And therefore, they canimmediately disregard manyof the fad diets thatperhaps were promoted. – I definitely don’twant this to be a journeythat’s all about weight loss. I think that there’s so muchto help than just weight loss. Thick girl nation, I’m all about it. I still wanna be thick. I just wanna be healthy. – The first gene here is the FTO gene. This particular gene has a relationshipto a hormone called ghrelin. When you eat, ghrelin levels go down. But then after you’ve eaten,ghrelin levels will gradually rise again,and it will make you feel hungry. And then for some people,that can be a very long period of time. But for other people, you havevariations in the FTO gene. It’s very quick, so theyget hungry very quickly. – You know what’s funny?I literally just had lunchmaybe two hours before this,and now I’m hungry. – Certainly, eating smallfrequent meals through the dayto try and control hungerwill be an important one. The next piece to this isyou actually carry a copyof the gene variation for the APOA2 gene,which would actuallyimply that you probablyhave a degree of sensitivityto saturated fat. – So that means it sticks to me more. – Potentially. – And what foods have saturated fats?- Typically, foods thatare high in saturated fatswill be things like animal products,certain dairy-type products, butter,coconut oil, things like that. – But I love coconut oil. – Well, I’m certainly notsaying you can’t have it,but it just means that we just needto think a little bit about the quantitythat you might be consuming. Based on your clock gene,you’re probably a night owl. – Oh, yeah, oh, my God. Wait, my genetics told you that?- Yeah, yeah. – That’s wild. – It’s also important because if you tryand workout in the mornings,you’re actually not gonnaget the types of benefitsthat you’d get from workingout later in the day. We need to actually make surethat your workouts are later in the day. With Daysha, we’reprobably gonna be lookingfor around about 1900to 2,000 calories a day. Because those genevariations where we knowthat she does have issues switchingfrom carbohydrate to fat metabolism,we’re gonna probably be lookingat carbohydrates of around about 40%,with about 30% of thecalories coming from fat,so only about 30% of thecalories coming from protein. So in terms of workouts,Daysha is also somebody whoprobably responds very wellto high volume training,but she has the addedadvantage of recovering well. And we’re gonna be giving Dayshaabout 30 seconds restbetween the exercises. If we do something that’s not sustainable,then we’ve failed,because that’s typicallywhat the diet world does. And this is all aboutusing this informationto kind of program yourcontinued lifestyle change. – I’m all about working smarterand not harder than I have to. Here’s my day one breakfast. Three egg whites and one egg,a slice of Ezekielbread, and some spinach. The way I was eating before this video,most people would be like,Daysha’s the healthiest person I know. And then the adjustmentsthat Dan would make me make,it was like, oh, shit, nowwe’re being real deal healthy. My macros are 63 grams of fat,142. 5 grams of protein,and 190 grams of carbs everyday to hit 1900 calories. I’m much more mindful of what i’m eatingand how much I’m eating. Look at how much saturatedfat is just in coconut cream. Oh, my gosh. No wonder I ballooned. We did a hike together. We had to go up the CulverCity Stairs multiple times. Not just once. Getting up it once is like, yes. We just did our first walk up the steps. I’m dead. And we’re gonna do it again. My lower half hurts so much. I really think it’s about your mindset. So I went into this beinglike, I want change. This is something that Ireally, really want very badly. There has to be that momentof intensity and discomfort,and that moment of you don’tknow if you’re gonna make it,you don’t know if you can liftthat thing up one last timein order to know that your bodyis actually going througha significant change. But it’s hard. This morning, I could barely walk. This is the beginning of week two,and I’m actually going to Vegas todayfor the next four days fora BuzzFeed video shoot. And I didn’t wanna be temptedby all the bad, naughtythings that are out in Vegas. So I literally meal prepped anentire week’s worth of food. This whole bag is full of food. This whole bag is full of food. And it’s all just so that Iwon’t be tempted to cheat. I’m bringing my measuring cups. This is getting serious. I had to get up really earlya lot of the days that I was traveling. I had energy that I don’t really feellike I’ve ever had before. If I would have to get upreally early for shoots,I got up around 6:45 today. I honestly, my eyes wouldjust be dragging to the floor. Not only was I doing shoots,but they were food-related shoots,which was definitely a challenge. Oh, my fucking God. Cookies are my weakness. And Brent has the audacity toget a cookie in front of me. It just kind of holds you accountable. I think that that’s a piecethat I was missing before I did this. We’re at the end of theVegas trip, and I feel like I did okay, right?- I think you did great. – It was insane. The amount of free, deliciousfood that was pushedin front of her face thatshe denied was crazy. I can’t even explain. She went to the city of sinand committed zero sins. I definitely think that I’mhitting my mental roadblock,where I just wanna be like, fuck off. I just mentally feellike this is just a lot. I don’t wanna say I don’thave it in me to finish,because I’ve come too far. This is something that I’ve always wanted,and here is someone who’sinvesting so much timeand energy into me. – Good job, Daysha. – Woo. – Run the entire way down the canyon. Very impressive. No, go, go, go, go, come on. Get to the end. Get to the end, come on, Daysha. Get to the end. – I was really lucky to have friendsthat were invested inseeing me do my best,and being willing to workoutwith me, and push me. I’m testing my limits. Made it to the top. – Woo. – There’s a week left,so I’m really challengingmyself this week. I’m being super clean. We’re working out every single day. I would say the biggestmuscle that I flexedin this whole experience is my brain. – Right with your arms, come on. Come on. – And just pushing myself to those limits,to that point where I’m just like,where I literally just wanna scream,I can’t fucking dothis, and then doing it. I’m not gonna quit,and as long as you keep goingand you just don’t stop,it doesn’t matter if you’re last or not,it just matters if you finished. First of all, congratulationsfor this last 30 days. You’ve absolutely killed it. In terms of the numbers,so your starting weight was 192 pounds,and your weight today, 181 pounds. – Oh, my God. – So that’s an 11-pound loss. – Oh, my God. – That is amazing. Outstanding. But it gets better, it gets better. Now you did have 79 pounds of body fat,and you now have 71 pounds of body fat. – Oh, my God. – So you’ve lost eight pounds of body fat. – Whoa. – Yeah. – That’s insane. – That is a huge result. – I’m so proud of the numbers,but honestly, I feel likesuch a different person,so that’s like icing on the cake. – Absolutely. – I can’t believe it. I think I was honestly just surprisedbecause nothing has everworked for me in the past. It’s really amazing that I lost 11 pounds,and I’m so proud of myself,but it wasn’t necessarilyabout the numbers for me. This experience broughtto me a lot of thingsthat I’ve always been looking forand I’ve never been able to find. I feel like a new person on the inside,and I think that’s really important to me. – You’ve showed theresults that you can getwhen you do things right basedon your FitnessGenes results. Now we just gotta apply it the next 30,the next 60, the next 90days and just keep it going. So I’m proud of you, amazing. – Oh, my God. – Good job. – Oh, my. I can’t believe I did it. – Yeah. – I feel like we live in a culturewhere everyone’s trying totell you what’s healthy or not,and this gives you thepiece of mind of knowing,no, I know what’s healthy for me. This is only the beginning. I just wanna be a strong,thick chick, okay?I just wanna be WonderWoman-ing everyone.