My Home DNA Healthy Weight Results

Did you know that the way you lose weight most efficiently is coded into your DNA? I took The Home DNA Healthy Weight test to find out because #knowledgeispower.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

So this post is a little bit nerdy – sorry about that. I love posting about fashion and beauty, but sometimes the health and fitness topics fascinate me. If you follow me on Instagram, You’ll know that I’m always posting my workouts and things I eat on my Instagram stories.

I took the Home DNA skincare analysis (you can see my results here) and I was so interested that I wanted to take this weight loss one, too.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

Taking The Test At Home

The test is super easy to take. You just swab both cotton swabs on the inside of your cheeks  for a minute each. Then place both in the sample envelope and mail it in to the lab. Approximately 2 weeks later you will receive your results via email.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

My Results

The results come in a multi-page document, but I decided to just screenshot the summary for you so you can see everything all at once. The results are organized into categories: my weight loss ability, food, nutrients, and exercise.

Weight Loss Ability

I was most surprised to see that my weight loss ability is below average!

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

So just because you follow the same workout and eating regimen as a friend doesn’t mean that you will lose weight at the same rate. I might have to work a little bit harder, or some of you may find that the pounds just melt off.

This isn’t that enlightening to me, because I’ve been the same weight for years and years. Losing weight has always been a struggle for  me, and now I know why.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

Food and Nutrients

I’m happy to report that I can easily digest protein, carbohydrates, and fats with ease. I liked that the test told me a break down of how much of each macronutrient I should be eating, with some recommendations on which proteins, carbs, and fats to eat. Based on my age, hight, current weight and activity level I need to consume about 1,300 calories a day. That feels kind of low, but maybe I’ll try it out to see how it feels.

I was SHOCKED to learn that I need to be eating more complex carbohydrates to lose weight. I have always thought that low carb was the way to go. But based on my genes, I should be focusing on complex carbohydrates for the majority of my daily calorie intake. To make it super easy, the results include a custom meal plan with goal calories and simple meal ideas, like this lentil salad recipe.

Lifestyle blogger Roxanne of Glass of Glam's Home DNA Healthy Weight Loss Test results

With regard to nutrients, you can see from the results which nutrients I have a genetic tendency to lack. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I am low in those nutrients (like B12) but that I need to pay special attention to those. I would need to take a blood test  to figure out my true and current levels.

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Response to Exercise

My body has a greater response to strength training than cardio. So what I learned is that I need to do more minutes of cardio than the average person in order to lose weight. This doesn’t come as a shock to me at all!

I know that when I am lifting weights my body changes and I able to keep weight off. If I stick to just running or cardio machines, nothing drastic happens. The test results come with a handy custom exercise plan based on my genetic profile, with options for strength exercises, gym machine options, running, walking, fitness classes, and home workouts.

What do you think of a genetic test like this? I you’re interested, you can use code HW50 for $50 off your order of the Healthy Weight Kit! The code is good until 4/30/18.

–Roxanne

Currently Sipping: Pacificana by WINC

p.s. – check out how to live the active lifestyle you always wanted here!

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21 Responses to My Home DNA Healthy Weight Results

  1. michelle says:

    Ugh – I was below average too!!! Not the result I was hoping for LOL. Just means we need to work that much harder to get strong & fit!

    http://michellespaige.com

  2. Wow, that’s a lot to take in. You are the second person I’ve read about doing this test. It makes me curious about what my results would be. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bea says:

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  4. Maureen says:

    This is interesting stuff! And how neat that the results break downs what you have insufficient amount of and what you can do to get it. Just goes to show us that we are all different and unique and need to listen to our bodies and not what’s trending. Lol 😂

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

  5. Elise says:

    Ummmm, I am getting this ASAP! Love it, great post!
    I had no idea weight loss was linked to your dna.

    xx, Elise

  6. Ruth says:

    This is so neat to be able to use if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain your weight! Good for you for working out and being healthy!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

  7. susan rahamim says:

    that was fascinating. how do they figure all that out based on a cheek swab – what are they actually measuring? are you going to change your diet or exercise routine based on rhe results you learned?

  8. Brooke says:

    This post gets me excited!! I knew there had to be so much more to what works for each individual in regards to diet and exercise. I need to try this – I would love to know if I need more carbs, because I struggle with low carb, even though everyone says it’s the best!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

  9. It is so fun to read everyone elses results on this… it is interesting to find out how we lose weight and what changes we can make!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  10. Kristen Garde-Wright says:

    Great post! Really interested in trying this! Would love to hear your feedback on how the results have changed up for diet/exercises and if they were right!

  11. jodie filogomo says:

    It’s such an interesting way to look at our health, Roxanne. And it goes to show that we really are so unique!! So forget those articles that say to do this or this, because maybe it wouldn’t work for each of us!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • Roxanne says:

      Thank you, Jodie! It really taught me that while there is so much advice out there, you really have to listen to your body and experiment with what works best for you.

  12. Cait says:

    Great post! This sounds really intriguing! Will have to do this post October 😉 Please promise you will remind me because I have a feeling I will forget!

    • Roxanne says:

      Thanks, Cait! It was hard to boil down a huge informational document into one post, but I’m happy you were able to get something out of it! I’ll definitely remind you!