When I look back over the last 10 years of my life I see a lot of laughs, a couple of tears, a lot of amazing experiences... and a whole lot of dieting. I am not alone in that - the diet and weight loss industry is a multi-billion dollar industry with millions of Americans looking for ways to look and feel their best. With every new diet claiming "fast results for everyone" - it is no wonder we all hop from one to another. What I have come to learn though is that there is no "one size fits all" for diet and weight loss, which is why when I had a chance to check out the new HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight I was excited to try it out. Even though I think I have found what works best for me, I was excited to see what my DNA says about how my body works.
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The DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) Company created the Home DNA Healthy Weight Test to identify nutrition and exercise strategies uniquely tailored to each individual based on their genetic makeup. With just a simple at-home cheek swab you can get in-depth information about your body and the types of training, diets and supplements it responds to best.
Everyone’s DNA is unique—and so is every DNA fitness profile! Does your body need more cardio or more strength-training? What is the right balance of proteins, fats, and carbs for you? Which vitamins and nutrients are optimal for your healthy weight? DNA fitness testing can unlock the information that takes the guesswork out of which types of training, diet, and supplements one’s body responds to most efficiently.
I received The HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight kit which included everything I needed for my complete DNA testing. All you have to do is register online and then send in the two cheek swabs to their laboratory. In just a few days you will receive a complete DNA profile that analyzes your weight loss ability and your body's response to certain foods, nutrients, and even different types of exercise.
My results were not a huge surprise - after spending years exhausting myself with cardio classes multiple times a week with no results, I was happy to see that I actually rank "below average" with my body's response to cardio. It was last summer that I really found my groove with lifting weights, and was able to not only lose a significant amount of weight, but also a lot of inches, and for the first time in over ten years, I am very happy with the number on the tag inside my favorite blue jeans.
The HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight results was a 72-page document that broke down every aspect of fitness and nutrition - and while I can not say that I agree with 100% of what it says (for instance it recommends 40-50% of my diet be carbs... not a chance of that happening) it was quite interesting to read so much about how my body responds to micronutrients as well as other aspects of wellness. One of the things that really stuck out to me is that I am low on b12 - something I have suspected for quite some time. It gave me suggestions for foods high in b12 - but I plan to pick up a supplement as well.
You can pick up The HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight Kit from your local CVS or RiteAid or online at HomeDNA.com. You can save $50 online on the kit by using the promo code HW50 at check out.
*Disclosure: I received The HomeDNA™ Healthy Weight Kit for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.