In April Nadia and I visited Dr. Ana Gifing’s “Anti-Aging” Diagnostic Center here in downtown Belgrade. We both were carrying some extra weight from a long winter and based on a recommendation from a friend, we decided to try Dr. Gifing’s program.
We brought in blood test results, underwent a “Body Composition Analysis” which is basically a device that measures muscle and fat content, and a food allergen test. The staff then put us on a 28-day “chrono-nutrition” diet plan. This was the first time I ever went on a diet and I must say, it really worked for both of us.
The diet consists of eating vegetables and meat, avoiding sweets and carbohydrates. It also gave me some good habits of always eating breakfast and eliminating snacking between meals, especially the late night binges I used to do. My friends compared the diet to the Atkins or South Beach, or Paleo Diets in the US. High protein and low carbs to burn off fat. My results speak for themselves.
April 17, 2013
- Weight – 76.9 kilograms (169.5 lbs.)
- Body Fat Mass 18.0 (normal range 8 – 16)
- Body Mass Index BMI – 25.5 (normal range 18.5 – 25.0)
- Percent Body Fat – 23.4% (normal 10 – 20)
- Lean Balance – Over in arms, trunk, and legs)
May 17, 2013
- Weight 73.9 kilograms (162.9 lbs)
- Body Fat Mass 14.7
- Body Mass Index 24.5
- Percent Body Fat – 20 %
- Lean Balance – all normal except slightly over in trunk
My 32 waist pants now fit me! Over the Christmas holidays I had to buy 34 inch waist pants. I feel so much better with the fat taken off me. I highly recommend the clinic. It really made me think about what I eat and when I eat it. I will follow the concepts given in the diet. After the first 28 days, the diet is much more relaxed. The chrono nutrition is concerned a lot of certain combinations of foods, when high sugar foods are consumed, and continuing with eating of breakfast, a decent lunch, and small dinner. These are good habits to maintain a healthy weight.