Dr. Oz: The DNA Diet – Low Fat, Low Carb & Balanced Diet


Doctor Oz did a segment on his television show about finding the perfect diet for your genes and your DNA.  Could your DNA be responsible for why you have not been able to lose weight on previous diet plans?  Perhaps your DNA can tell you the right diet for you!  Dr. Oz said that based on studies, 95% of people who go on diets gain back the weight they lose on their diet within a few years, and even worse is that 41% of people who diet actually gain more weight back than they ever lost in the first place.  Another study done at Stanford University found that when they assigned diets at random to a group of people, some people lost weight while others did not.  Then the group at Stanford did another study where they first tested their group of participants for 3 gene variations, and assigned a diet based on their DNA.  The results of this study was that people who were assigned a diet based on their DNA type lost up to 2.5 times as much weight as those people randomly picking a diet.

David Katz, author of Dr. David Katz’s Flavor-Full Diet: Use Your Tastebuds to Lose Pounds and Inches with this Scientifically Proven Plan, said that nutrigenomics (the field of finding a link between genetics and diets) “makes sense because our genes control hormone levels, enzyme levels – all the basic levels of metabolism. And how we metabolize food determines what happens to the nutrients and calories we take in.”  Dr Ken Kornman said that you can get a DNA test that you do at home with a cotton swab for $149.  You can get a DNA or genetics test at a variety of places (I’m going to ask my doctor if we can do it at his office), but Kerri Glassman, author of The O2 Diet: The Cutting Edge Antioxidant-Based Program That Will Make You Healthy, Thin, and Beautiful, said that we don’t have to get a DNA test because there are various signs and indicators that we can  notice on our own.  Kerri Glassman said “Physical measures — the things you see in the mirror, clinical measures — simple tests you get at a yearly check-up, and also symptomatic measures, ways you’re feeling physically or emotionally” can all be indicators for which type of diet is best for our DNA.  Follow this guide to figure out which DNA type you are and which diet type will work best for your body type:

Which Diet Is Best for Your DNA & Genetics Type?

1.  Low Fat Diet DNA Signs

If you have the following, then a low fat diet is likely to be most successful for you:



  1. says

    As the founder of Carolyn’s The DNA Diet® I would encourage you to learn as much as you can about yourself. I have a questionnaire designed to accompany Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS) and will help you understand your own metabolism with a personalized plan.. I am not affiliated with supplement companies and offer unbiased and independent advice. using the 4P health model of LeRoy Hood – predictive, preventative, pre-emptive and participatory. The last P is really important!

  2. Judy Munro says

    Love Dr Oz’s show – with all it’s really useful information!
    However…I am trying to decide how to follow the DNA diet, and the info on the web isn’t detailed enough for me to determine which diet to follow. I have read two magazine articles about this diet plan recently and saw the show about it last week, and seem to fit into both categories. Is there a questionaire that I am missing? Can you help me determine which is better for me to follow?

    thank you, Judy

  3. says

    I am a Vegetarian , have 50 extra pounds since my hip surgery 1 year ago. I
    have gone from an 8 to a 12/14 and am MISERABLE . I exercise in the pool everyday
    and walk my dogs 3 times a day along with daily treadmill .
    My diet consists of rice cakes low fat cheese, fruits and veggies and eggs along with coffee mineral water , tea and of course 8 glasses of h20 . I use olive oil ,grow my own herbs and am cleried and lettuced to death…. My Dr will not give me any assistance , he says”Eat Less” . My son says “MOM , you don;t eat enough ”
    I cannot go on like this I need some help .

  4. says

    Cam – every person is different, and since I am not a doctor (just the biggest fan of Dr. Oz), I cannot really advise you on this topic. However, your doctor sounds horrible! I would definitely go talk to another doctor and maybe a nutritionist as well. I wish you the best of luck!

  5. says

    Judy, I too can’t figure out exactly what category I fall into! I have been meaning to read David Katz’s book “Flavor-Full Diet: Use Your Tastebuds to Lose Pounds and Inches with this Scientifically Proven Plan”… it might help to clarify!

  6. Dorothy says

    I was in a store, and I saw Dr. Oz on the cover on a magazine with the article lose 37 pound in a month. It was in relationship to body types, I think. I went back to retrieve the magazine, and it was gone. I asked the clerk if there were additional ones to be purchased, and after checking, there were none. Would you please assist me in finding the magazine, so that I can read about my body type, and begin a weight-loss regime.


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