“It’s my genetics; it runs in our family, look at my parents.”
We have all heard this massively defeating belief when it comes to our bodies. Seriously, can we give our folks a break! Their genes will NOT dictate us being overweight, and definitely not obese. The truth is genetics plays only a MINOR role in your outcome with weight. Even if every close relative of yours is overweight and has been for centuries, the most that could mean is that you have inherited a capacity through an unhealthy lifestyle for storing fat. This accounts for a tiny 11 percent of your overall ability to become overweight.
What you are more likely to have inherited from your parents that will contribute to weight gain are poor eating, cooking and lifestyle habits. Fortunately, all bad habits, while difficult, can be 100% unlearned. You can change the way you think and what you do. You are in the driver seat!
3 tips to gaining control of your weight forever:
- Always eat protein at breakfast. Protein will keep you full and satisfied. It does this in two ways: by slowing down the rise in blood sugar and by remaining in your stomach for longer, because it takes the body longer to digest it.
- Never skip meals. This will ensure you avoid blood sugar crashes and binge eating.
- Exercise. Workout at a high intensity for 45 minutes 3-5 times per week and don’t be afraid to sweat.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
Be consistent and keep your eye on the prize!