Eugene DNA – What does your DNA say about you?

The wonderful Eugene DNA contacted me last month. After reading my intolerance articles, which was subsequently updated with ‘what is chronic nausea’ something that has always been put down to a lot of other issues but rarely linked to diet. That being said I’ve always been suspicious of my diet. I seem to have reactions at random points in the year and to random foods so initially, when Eugene contacted me I thought it was down to intolerance issues.

It was actually for weight loss testing.

What is weight loss testing?

DNA is the coding for how our body works. The decoded weight loss testing is an analysis of that code, laying out the details of how our bodies work. It gives you an overview of your metabolism and best methods for weight loss. In a nutshell. There is so much more to it then that but for now, that’s all you need to know.

Eugene DNA offer an analysis of your own weight loss plan here’s what they have to say about their kit and results.

Discover the diet and exercise programme that’s right for you based on your individual DNA.

  • Learn your unique diet and exercise identities
  • Receive a detailed interpretation of your specific genotypes
  • Follow the customised weight loss plan assigned to you
  • Track your progress and receive ongoing support

£29.99 inclusive of VAT is taken for the initial test kit. A final payment of £139 for DNA Analysis will be due.20161022_134813

How do they test?

As it was my first time doing a DNA kit I wanted to share it with my channel so I recorded the process and results for you! * Being the total clutz that I am I can’t for the life of me find the footage – sorry everyone*

A test kit is sent to your home within 2-3 days, all they want from you is a cheek swab and a few details for your postal address. I’ve never done a cheek swap before so I was honestly a bit nervous about it but they had tonnes of information on how the process goes. The kit has 2 pamphlets and two sterile swabs with a free post envelope.

Inside the pamplets was a detailed explanation of the process and a flow chart with diagrams of what to do with your swaps and where your swab goes after your results are sent to the lab.

 

How long does it take?20161022_134237

From paying to swabbing it only takes 2-3 days for your DNA kit to be in your hands. After that it’s up to you. As soon as you post of your sample you’ll have 2-3 weeks for your results to come in. My results took 4 weeks but I believe that it was because I was gifted this product by the company so the paperwork took longer to process. I had contacted the company to make sure they knew my details and I think that’s what caused my delay but once that went through the results were on special delivery within 5 days.

The packaging, of course, carries a lot of personal details so they send it recorded delivery, it’s in a hard back envelope with a booklet of your details but..more on that.

The results

When your results arrive, you’ll see a booklet with two sections. One section is how you can lose weight through dietary coaching and the other through a personalised workout plan.

I could not be happier with my results. A lot of people have spoken to me since receiving them and asked why I wanted them “You already know how to lose weight, why did you need this?”. For me it was all about peace of mind, I wanted to know that it was real.

Every struggle I’ve had with my weight in the past is now made clear. 

Every time I’ve been controlled on a diet, every time I tried my best at exercise. It was all down to not understanding the right diet for me and the right workout plan for me. Of course, after doing a low carb low-fat diet like PALEO and then doing a strict intense workout routine like INSANITY. I knew it was low fat and HIIT workouts for me. Which is exactly what was assigned to me!

Since having my results I have gone back to a paleo diet, just without the animal products which has given me my energy back! Very happy and much more productive!dsc_1288

 

Amylogo

*Eugene DNA offered me my test kit in exchange for a written review, I recorded my results as an extra for my channel and all opinions are my own and genuine!

12 Comments

  1. 18/12/2016 / 10:15 pm

    Very interesting but it makes a lot of sense. I’ll add this to my list of things to try. Good review

    • 19/12/2016 / 5:15 pm

      Thank you! That’s so kind of you, hope it goes well! x

    • 01/12/2016 / 7:40 pm

      It’s a great resource to have, I’m definitely recommending it for friends and family who’ve struggled with their weight.

  2. 23/11/2016 / 10:54 pm

    This looks really interesting, I’d love to know what to eat to help increase weight loss.

  3. 23/11/2016 / 9:39 pm

    I’d be so interested to try something like this, although I don’t think I can afford it at the moment! I’d be interested to read the literature behind it, too 🙂

  4. 22/11/2016 / 9:15 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but the results sound useful and positive.

  5. 22/11/2016 / 6:13 pm

    This is so interesting! It’s something I’d be keen to try too.

  6. 22/11/2016 / 9:31 am

    Sounds so interesting, I’d never thought about anything like this, and if it can help you with weightloss/ your health definitely worth it x

  7. 21/11/2016 / 11:54 pm

    This is so interesting, I’ve not heard about anything like this before. Great to hear it’s helped you! xo

  8. Rebecca Smith
    21/11/2016 / 9:09 pm

    This sounds so interesting and definitely something I would look into!

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