Have you tried to lose weight this year ? Or have you got a special event coming up and you would like to manage your weight in preparation?

Many of us have tried to lose weight at some point during our lives, and you wouldn’t be alone if you’re unhappy with your current weight.

Did you know as many as 71% of UK women admit they’re currently unhappy with their weight, with 1 in 5 admitting they are always on a diet.In fact all of the women asked in a recent survey, carried out by LloydsPharmacy1, said that they have been on a diet or tried to lose weight.

Losing weight can be a minefield, there are so many diets out there it can be confusing to find one that works for you. From cutting out carbs, sugar, or going vegan, there are many ways people have tried to lose weight. But do these diets work? 35% of women said that most diets work initially, but they always put the weight back on and 19% of women say that most diets they’ve tried fail completely. Even if you have found a diet you want to try, it can be hard to stick to it. As many as 28% say they only manage to stick to a diet for a month.

How can myDNA help?

If you’re looking at a different way to lose weight, why not try myDNA a new test launched exclusively by LloydsPharmacy that can help you unlock the secret to successful weight management. Using a simple cheek swap, it gives you a personalised diet plan using genetic testing and interpretation to explain how your genes influence your weight.

After you’ve sent off your test you’ll receive a recommended nutritional breakdown, a recommended number of macro-nutrient servings per day, recommended food guide and sample menus for each meal of the day. For only £59 you’ll get a tailored, lifetime relevant diet plan as your DNA won’t change.

Want to know how caffeine affects you?

Most people love a coffee, even if you don’t you might be getting your intake of caffeine in other ways, but do you know how it will affect you?

Alongside telling you how your body responds to certain foods and which diet would suit you best, the myDNA weight management testing kit can also tell you how your body responds to caffeine. You can find out:

  • Analysis of the genes which influence how your body processes caffeine
  • Personalised insights into your body’s response to caffeine
  • An understanding of how your daily coffee ritual impacts on your diet
  • How quickly your body metabolises caffeine and approximately for how long you are expected to experience the effects of caffeine
  • How likely you are to get sleep disturbance from caffeine and if so, for what duration
  • Whether your caffeine metabolism can be sped up by certain foods, or other factors

Finding this out can help you plan when is best for you to have caffeine, or times to avoid it, so that it doesn’t have an impact your sleep and therefore your health. If you’re managing your weight, it can also tell you how many calories are in your daily coffee so you can take that into account for when you’re planning your daily intake.

Find out more about myDNA and whether it will be right for you.

1 Carried out online by 3GEM Research & Insights throughout December 2017 amongst a panel of 1,000 UK adult women who have dieted.