What is Lipid Testing?
A lipid test is a fingertip blood test to show your cholesterol, glucose, and triglyceride levels. Cholesterol and triglycerides are fatty substances that travel in the blood. They are essential to good health, but lipids in excess may indicate health concerns you should be aware of.
The Shrink Shop uses this Lipid Test as a possible indicator of how the foods you are eating are affecting your blood lipid profile. We can use the results of this test to make appropriate food and supplement choices, as well as create a healthy eating plan to keep you moving in the right direction.
We use this test to show people how a change in eating can fundamentally change their body and their risk of serious health problems. This test should be performed when you are in a fasted state.
The Shrink Shop is not intended in any way to replace a doctor’s visit. We welcome any communication, input, and advice your doctor may want to share with us (with your consent).
What Happens Next?
The 5 point assessment gives us all the things we need to know in order to decide exactly where to start with your nutrition program. We then have our detailed questionnaire and our one on one consultation to discuss your unique situation.
We discuss your lifestyle, your obligations, your preferences and your personality. Given that there are 16 recognized personality types, it seems somewhat dismissive to advise everyone to approach their goals in the same way as everyone else.
To give a detail orientated, goal driven, A-type personality the same diet as a spontaneous extrovert with a colorful social life makes no sense at all, and yet that is what the industry does. It locks a person into one belief system when there are many different ways to get the same result.
In a nutshell, The Shrink Shop wants to get to know you inside and out before we even begin. The testing is essential information for us, and it proves to create an instant understanding of our clients.
The Shrink Shop is based on the belief that, given good information, people will make better choices. It takes a lot more work on our part, but our results speak for themselves. We cannot promise you a bump-free ride, but we do promise you an interesting one full of exciting life changes.
Although most people come to us for weight loss, we started in the fitness world and work with all aspects of body composition and performance. Don’t hesitate to call us today to learn more!