Blood test to meet fitness goals.

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    Jul 22, 2013 2:15 PM GMT
    I am currently in the 2 month of my transformation from fat to fit. I 240 lb and 30 BMI. I am losing fat at a good weekly rate.

    Then a trainer asked me when I got my body fat tested if i had a health coach. I do not. It involves a blood test and counseling to help determine if you are eating right to reach your goals.

    So, I have checked out a few other websites that do the same thing. Has anyone else had this done before?
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    Jul 22, 2013 4:01 PM GMT
    What does the blood test look for?
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    Jul 22, 2013 4:59 PM GMT
    For whom does the health coach work? I've seen programs where they do blood tests in association with the gym or other health company. It seems largely designed to steer you towards buying more of their products.
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    Jul 22, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    xrichx saidWhat does the blood test look for?


    Exactly! If the goal is to figure out what you're eating is healthy, then you need a dietitian.
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    Jul 22, 2013 11:49 PM GMT
    Along with the blood test you get counseling with a dietician and get a health coach to help you with goals and if you want can join a support group.

    Yes, it is a way to get you to buy more stuff at the gym. But, I am trying to weight and thought it might help.

    Any more thoughts?
  • Eric500

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    Jul 30, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    Never heard of that test before
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    Jul 30, 2013 12:45 PM GMT
    Maybe he's just referring to a standard blood lipid panel. If that's it, it's a good idea to do it. Knowing your cholesterol and triglycerides is good, especially if there is any history of heart disease in your family. If they are a little high, exercise and eating the right foods can help to bring them down naturally.

    I would also get a fasting blood glucose test, to see if there is any risk of diabetes. Again, if high, exercise and diet can bring those down.
  • madsexy

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    Jul 30, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    Isn't there also a thing about "The Zone" which deals with tailoring your dietary intake based on your blood type for the purpose of losing fat? Maybe that?

    Aside from that, congrats on your hard work. Keep it up and good luck.