Children’s book writer Marilie Van der Merwe (33) had struggled with her weight all her life. As the owner of the “Lees Lisa” storybook range, her stomach frequently felt bloated after eating certain foods, which also made her feel uncomfortable. After trying various cures, none of which had worked, she was starting to feel despondent. All Marilie wanted was to feel better, understand what was causing the bloating and lose a little weight.
When she came across the Geneway DNA test via pharmacist Debbie Langley, all of the answers came to her and everything changed. Geneway is a lifestyle DNA testing programme that enables you to manage your health and diet proactively, through personalized information, and this is exactly what she did.
Marilie’s DNA test results suggested that she follow a Mediterranean diet, filled with vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, beans and whole grains. It also requires a higher proportion of vegetables, more plant fats, and less red meat, which was an adjustment for Marilie. However, after only a few weeks, this approach made the world of difference, as she immediately knew what to eat and what to avoid.
Very soon, Marilie’s weight started dropping, the bloated-ness stopped and she no longer got joint pain. After a few months, she lost 12 kg. Her energy levels shot up and she was able to start exercising, something she had not done before. Understanding her body, Marilie felt empowered to take control of her health and fitness. While previously, she could hardly jog at all, at the end of last year, Marilie completed the Winelands 21,1 km half marathon.
Marilie has also felt inspired to embrace her new eating style and started food blogging! On her Instagram based blog, The Dancing Olive, she shares her passion for Mediterranean cooking, shares her favourite recipes and tips for a healthy lifestyle. As the owner
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