Low carb? High protein? Intermittent fasting? Vegetarian? Vegan? Seems like we are always looking for that one little tweak to our diet and nutrition plan that will make all the difference. What does your body really need to achieve your goals? More cardio or more strength training? How is one to know what to do? Enter Home DNA Healthy Weight.
I received the supplies to do the Home DNA Healthy weight analysis in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.
The Quest For The Perfect Exercise and Diet Plan With Home DNA
The Home DNA Healthy Weight kit arrives with detailed instructions on how to gather your DNA to send off for analysis. With a quick swab to my cheek, my samples were sent off. In a few weeks, I had a very detailed 75 page report to peruse. The analysis includes what type of exercise my body responds to best, what nutrients I might be lacking in and my ability to maintain my weight.
Here is a quick 60 second video with basic info on what your Home DNA Healthy Weight kit can tell you.
I like to think that I have everything all figured out about my own body but we can all use a few tweaks to our routine. Am I eating the right ratio of carbs and proteins? How much cardio should I be doing? My Home DNA Healthy Weight analysis will give me a snap shot into all of these questions. I am still pouring through the details of my report and I plan to discuss them with my Dr at my next check up. My Home DNA Healthy Weight report was divided into 4 sections:
Weight Loss Ability: Below Average (fabulous huh?)
-Protein Utilization: slightly enhanced
-Fat Utilization: normal
-Carb utilization: normal
** I know that my body responds well when I eat more protein so this verified my thoughts.
Vitamin A, B-6, folate -below normal
Fat loss response to cardio: below normal
Fitness response to cardio: below normal
Fitness response to strength training: normal
A little upsetting to see that I am probably doing more cardio than I need to to achieve the same results. I do know that my body responds very well to strength training and these results confirm that. My Home DNA Healthy Weight report also recommends that I eat a diet of around 25% protein 45% carbs and 30% fat. While it is challenging to get that much protein as a vegetarian, I am working on it.
Final thoughts on Home DNA Healthy Weight
I find all of this information really eye opening (and a little overwhelming). I look forward to discussing it with my Dr. and implementing some of the ideas suggested. There really is no one size fits all in the health and wellness world. I like the idea of receiving personalized results to guide me.
You can find HomeDNA Healthy Weight kit at CVS & Rite Aid drugstores, or online, for $119 at HomeDNA.com. Use the promo code HW50 to save $50 (for a total of $69) until 4/30.
What do you think about personalized health and wellness reports like Home DNA Healthy Weight?