Have you tried to lose weight this year as one of your New Year’s Resolutions? 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.

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.

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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.