WEIGHT gene test

Did you know that 40-70% of body weight is affected by genes?

The Weight gene test helps you to improve your weight management by properly matching diet and exercise to your genetic profile. The DNA test analyses genetic variations related to the risk of excessive weight gain, distinctions of metabolism and the effect of physical exercise on body weight.

A gene test can be done conveniently at home – just order a test and a sample kit will be sent to your home. Taking a swab sample is easy and the sample can be sent back by post. Our lab analyses the sample and the report comes back online. The Weight gene test report includes nutrition recommendations and a personal diet plan.

Although we cannot change our genes, having the knowledge about genetic characteristics can help us to determine the most suitable way to manage our diet and weight.

Manage your bodyweight and get the right diet with the Weight DNA test!

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Benefits of Weight gene test

Find out if you have to cut carbohydrates or fat

Find a personally suitable nutrition plan

Evaluate the effects of exercise to body weight

Determine your genetic risks for being overweight

Get your personalised 3 day meal plan

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Weight gene test unlocks the following topics

Genetic profiling indicates if there is increased or decreased likelihood of a particular trait. The predictive data profile gives probability only, and it should be taken in combination with other factors such a family history, environment, nutrition and other personal factors such as weight, age etc. In other words, genetic variations may influence your performance and health, but so do your choices!

Basal Energy Expenditure
The basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the rate of energy used by the body at rest. The release and use of energy in this state is sufficient to maintain vital organ function, respiration and repair. Basal metabolism is typically the largest component of our total energy expenditure (approximately 60%). BMR is individual and is affected by height, weight, age, gender and activity levels but it can also be affected by our genes.
Calorie restriction
The traditional method of weight loss is to restrict calorie intake. A popular method used by health professionals is to restrict the total number of calories consumed by 500 – 1000 kcal/day to achieve a loss of 0.5-1kg/week. However, the rate of weight loss will differ between individuals based on their genetic profile. Genetic variations determine the individual response to calorie restriction.
Exercises effect on weight
Exercise in conjunction with an active lifestyle is important for general good health status. However, studies have demonstrated that the benefits of exercise in relation to weight management differ depending on individual genetic variations.
Obesity risk
Scientific research has demonstrated that 40-60% of our bodyweight is genetically predisposed. Genes affect appetite and metabolism, which under certain dietary conditions, lead to an increased risk of becoming overweight or obese. It means that our genes and our environment together (nature and nurture) impact how our body develops and this can be further influenced by our lifestyle and dietary choices. Multiple genes predispose to common obesity.
Response to carbohydrates
Carbohydrates provide the main source of energy for the body - they are used first, ahead of other nutrients such as protein and fat, providing fuel for the muscles. They are also the preferred fuel source for the brain, nervous system and heart. Each gram of carbohydrate provides 4 calories. The recommended daily amount (RDA) is approximately 45-60% of our total food intake. Carbohydrates are important for maintaining good health, but nutrigenetic studies have shown that for some people with a particular genetic profile, over-consumption of these macronutrients can increase the risk of gaining weight.
Response to proteins
Proteins are the essential nutrients for the human body. As a fuel, proteins contain 4kcal/g, just like carbohydrates. However, unlike carbohydrates and fat, the body does not store protein; so it is important to eat a variety of dietary protein every day. Studies suggest that a high-protein diet may be more beneficial for weight loss and improvement of body composition and fat distribution in individuals with a certain genotype.
Response to total fats
Fats can be found in almost all foods, and are the most energy rich macronutrient, containing 9 kcals/g (twice as much as protein and carbohydrate). Animals use fats as the most economical way to store their energy. However, due to its high calorific value, too much fat can have a poor effect on health. Studies have shown that excess consumption of different fats can increase your risk of weight gain, depending on your genotype.
Response to unsaturated fats
Unsaturated fats should make up the greater part of your total intake of fats as they have a more beneficial effect on your health. However, beware of the calorie content per gram, as it is generally the same for both saturated and unsaturated fats. With certain genetic profiles, it has been found that an increased intake of unsaturated fats can have a beneficial effect on body weight.
Waist circumference
Your genetic make-up determines not only your overall risk for obesity but also your body-shape, i.e. the development of muscle mass or where your body tends to accumulate fat. The measurement of your waist circumference and the amount of fat stored around the abdomen is a key determinant for measuring your risk of obesity, and obesity related conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The overall heritability of waist circumference has been shown to be approximately 40%.
Weight regain
In the case of overweight and obesity risk, successful weight management consists of two main components: 1) initial weight loss, and 2) weight maintenance. Some individuals find weight loss easy, but it’s the maintenance phase that is the long-term challenge. Some genetic profiles are associated with a greater propensity for regaining weight.

Recommendations

Comprehensive lifestyle recommendations are given to you using the data arising from your genetic profile and questionnaire. The aim of the recommendations are to give you an action plan and tips to reach your goal and stay healthy. Personal well-being means making the right choices and myInnerGo makes it easier!

  • How are your current body measurement in relation to your genetic risks?
  • What is more important for you - to eat less or move more?
  • How much should you eat?
  • How much exercise should you be doing?
  • What should you know about weight regain?
  • What kind of diet fits you best?
Sample report

All reports are on personal portals online, if you would like to see a sample report please send us your email and we will send you the access link and details!

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Ene Peterson

"My Weight test's results show that I should follow certain guidelines to improve myself. No matter how hard I train it is hard to lose weight. My genetic type needs more concentration on the balance of nutrients. There were also tips and a three days example menu to get me started. I would definitely recommend doing that test to discover more about your body."

Kate Brooker

Business Executive

"I have lost 1/2 a stone and on days I'm at home I'm sticking to the diet plan. I've found a local source of eggs and now get them delivered every week so hope that will help balance my protein and cut the carbs down."

Vanessa Holburn

Freelance Health Journalist

"Overall I found the genetic profiling offered by myInnerGo interesting and motivating. It's good to know I do have some natural athletic strengths (I've always considered myself rather poor at most 'sporty' things) - and great to know that exercise for weight management can work for me. Read about Vanessas experience: http://www.ahappyhealthymummy.com/2015/10/is-being-healthy-in-my-genes.html"

Priit Tamme

Project Manager in Bank

"The Weight genetic test Weight gave me a personal overview of risk factors that may cause my weight gain. Also, I know now what to eat to lose weight. After reshaping my diet principles (not yet completely), combined with training, I have lost 5 kg in a month."

Kristi Berggren

Head of Communications

"After taking the myInnerGo gene test and following the guidelines I started to lose weight and results were visible. I am very happy and now I know what kind of food my body needs to be healthy and beautiful. This test changed my lifestyle."

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