Don’t we all get a little self-conscious after the Christmas Feasting? Like when we’re at the beach… or those shorts don’t fit us like they used to?
Forget Michelle Bridges strutting her stuff in her post-baby body with Commando Steve at her side – ho hum. Think about what is realistic & supportive of YOUR self-image and plan ahead.
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It’s hard to lose weight when you’re fighting your genes
For many people, weight loss is a constant battle. They can see that diets work for other people, but not for them. Working out at the gym does nothing to shift the kilos. Sound familiar? If this is you, you may have been fighting a much harder battle than most people – one against your own DNA.
There are a number of gene variations, or spelling mistakes that can occur in what I the ‘fat genes’. Weight management is a complicated process and our genes interacting with each other, what we eat, and how much we exercise to create our body shape. There are several ‘fat genes’ that we look at closely when designing a targeted diet for clients. But one gene stands out beyond all the others in the genetics of weight – the FTO gene, lovingly called ‘The fat gene’. FTO is the gene that strongly predicts your BMI, and can easily tip the balance towards obesity and type 2 diabetes.
How does it do this?
People with FTO variants have been found to have changes to their levels of the hormone ghrelin. This hormone regulates appetite, incentive motivation and reward processing. Sound like a recipe for comfort eating? Oh yeah! FTO has also been associated with poor food choices – higher intake of high-fat foods, a drive towards higher calorie foods, refined foods and sugar. People who are red (+/+, or homozygous for the variant) in the FTO gene carry, on average, an extra 3 kg than those without the variant.
Signs that you may be fighting FTO is a classic picture of putting weight on around puberty and struggling with diets and weight loss ever since.
So if you’re fighting FTO, what can you do?
Well, there’s no getting around it. FTO is going to make losing weight harder. But it’s not impossible, you just need to know that it’s not going to be as easy a time as some other people have. But then if you battle FTO, you probably already knew that.
The good news is that when you work from your DNA blueprint, you have the power to change the the way your genes express and to overcome these ‘fat genes’. Using specific nutritional, exercise and lifestyle strategies, tailored to your profile, you can take back control, and watch the cravings fall away.
Come and join us at our FREE Event – Weightloss Detectives Health Talk.Book Now!
- What Gene Testing is and what it can reveal.
- Why your DNA could be holding your weightloss efforts back.
- There’s a ‘Fat’ Gene
- Why fad diets DON’T WORK
- Reading your DNA Blueprint can give you clues as to what’s really going on.