Marty was sick of his ups and downs. For years, he would go through periods where he felt fit and ready to take on the world, and other times where he would gain weight and lose motivation.
“When I saw my genetics, it validated a lot. I knew that I ate too much sugar, but I learned that a bigger issue for me is saturated fat. I have genes associated with a high sensitivity to saturated fat—and the sugary foods I was eating were packed with it!”
Before joining Arivale, whenever Marty read an article about supplements or wellness products, he’d go out and buy them. Now, empowered with knowledge about what his body currently needs, he’s down to two supplements—Omega-3 and a methylated B multivitamin.
“I learned all the really expensive brand-name vitamins I was taking didn’t have the things my body actually needed.”
Marty and his coach, Stephanie, worked together on a customized exercise and diet plan focused on building up small, sustainable changes.
“It’s hard to exercise when you’re overweight and not eating right. Everything hurts. I’m not a runner, but I can get a good walking pace going. I used to get sore and inflamed after a long walk, but now I don’t notice anything.”
Marty feels like he has the knowledge and support to help maintain his health for years to come. For him, it was about understanding the whole system and how everything is intertwined. As he describes it, it feels like he found the owner’s manual to his body.
“I think Arivale is going to help me solve a lifetime problem. When I’m feeling good, everything is great. Arivale’s helping me get to great, and I want to feel great for the rest of my life.”
Marty has put his positivity and enthusiasm to work from day one. When we reviewed his genetics, it was clear Marty had made some strong connections between the data and his experience. He has used that information to fuel his motivation in making a number of significant changes. — Stephanie M., RDN CD