Are you struggling to lose weight, despite doing all the right things?
At midlife, our bodies are going through tough times. As well as menopausal hormone changes, we've also got the stress factor (cortisol is a key fat storer), and we are more insulin resistant.
These are some of the many factors that could be causing weight loss resistance, and why you may need to look beyond diet and lifestyle to identify what could be hindering your progress.
At Happy Hormones, we have always offered hormone, nutrient and gut health tests to identify areas of imbalance that can impact your weight, but now we can also offer state of the art DNA testing.
Studies show that 40-80% of weight variance is due to genetic factors. Analysing your DNA is a groundbreaking approach to personalised weight management.
What is the DNA Diet Test?
Our DNA Diet Test analyzes 20 key genes that influence your metabolism, appetite,
and how you respond to exercise.
It offers a comprehensive, personalised approach to weight management by identifying your genetic predispositions and ratios of macronutrients you need for effective weight loss (carbs, protien, fats), as well as the ideal nutrition plan and energy intake requirements to optimise your eating patterns.
The test also examines how factors like inflammation and sleep can affect your weight loss efforts, recommending specific food types and sleep habits to improve your outcomes. Additionally, it advises on the types and amounts of exercise that will work best for you.
Overall, this detailed guidance aims not only to optimise weight loss, but also reduce risks associated with being overweight, such as Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.
Why Choose DNA Diet?
Science-backed strategies: Personalised weight management plans based on your unique genetic makeup
Motivation Booster: Get the encouragement you need to stay focused on your weight loss journey
Tailored to You: Understand why past weight management plans may not have worked and how to overcome those hurdles
- Provides Insight: To which diet type (i.e. Mediterranean style, low carbohydrate, low fat diet) may be most suited to you to manage your weight, and how much exercise your body needs for sustainable weight loss
What You Get:
A DNA Diet Report with your key genetic profile to understand how your genes affect your weight management
90 minute consultation with a nutritionist who will explain your results and provide you with a personalised nutrition, exercise and supplement programme to help fast track your weight lossSee Sample Report
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- Personalised diet, exercise and supplementation programme for optimised weight loss
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I take my sample?
Everything you need to collect your sample at home is found within your test kit.
You simply place a swab on the inside of your cheek and rotate for a few seconds to collect your sample.
How long do results take?
Once your sample is received at the lab, results take 2-3 weeks to come back. You will then have your 90 minute Nutrition consultation to interpret your results and create your personalised programme.
Will this test tell me about potential disease risk?
Nutrigenetic testing does not look at specific disease risks (eg Alzheimers, heart disease etc). The DNA Diet test focuses on the relationship between genes, nutrition, and health, so that we can provide personalised dietary and exercise recommendations to optimise weight loss, reduce weight loss resistance and improve insulin sensitivity and blood sugar control. This of course can have a positive impact on reducing the risk of chronic conditions associated with being overweight such as Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Hypertension.
What genes does the test look at?
The test looks at 20 genes that will provide information on your unique predisposition to weight-gain, weight loss, speed of weight loss, and the factors that will impact weight loss outcomes. These factors include; diet, exercise, sleep/circadian rhythm and inflammation.
What can be done with the test results?
Based on your unique predispositions that can impact weight loss outcomes, the test helps to highlight what types of dietary patterns/foods are best suited to you, the ratios of macronutrients (e.g., carbs and fats) optimal for your weight loss, what your energy intake requirements might be, the types of eating patterns and behaviours that will. be most beneficial to you, whether or not you need to focus more specifically on your sleep and anti-inflammatory foods, and the best types and quantities of exercise that will help you reach your weight loss goals.
DNA testing isn't a magic pill, you still have to do the work! But by knowing what your genes are doing in these key biological areas, we can help ensure that you have the best chance to manage your weight effectively and sustainably.
Will I get support to implement the changes?
Yes! Our nutritionists are trained to understand these tests and results and will formulate a personalised plan to help you achieve your weight loss goal. Your plan will include plenty of resources and information to help you implement the changes needed.
The DNA testing for weight loss was a game changer and gave me the tools I needed for individualised, effective weight loss. After twenty years of bringing up children and working full time, I'm so glad I made the decision to put 'me' first and invest in myself. Thank you for all your support Happy Hormones!
I am delighted with my progress with this DNA testing! Within a few weeks I actually started to release some weight for the first time in years. It continued all summer and I'm down a stone now. That seemed unthinkable a few short months ago. I am hoping it's the last weight loss tool I will ever need!