Is there a correlation between genetics and weight loss? Would it be easier for you to lose weight if your parents were thin?
There are many studies being done in his area of nutrogenomics and nutrogenetics and the fact is that genetics only account for 5% of the overweight problem. Genetics may account for bone structure and a solid, stout body rather than a small boned tall body, but it is not one of the main weight gain causes. There is no fat gene.
The reason why you may see overweight adults with children whom are overweight as well is because they have adopted the same unhealthy eating habits and sedentary lifestyle their parents have. This is the tragedy.
However this is also good news as it may help you realize that you can not blame your problems on your genes and your parents. The main responsibility lies on you and it is possible to make the changes you need to, to lose weight.
"We should not be relying on the idea that genes are determinants of our health." Says T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D, author of The China Study.
There are sciences say that our genes don’t have any function what so ever until these genes or DNA are copied. The copying mechanism, is how the DNA produces protein. The process is totally dependent on the food we eat. So we can overcome any genetic tendency to overweight or diabetes if we feed the said DNA, (the genes) the proper healthy foods that we know are fruits and veggies, protein, whole grains, legumes and no artificial, processed food.
It all boils down to cellular nutrition and the importance of nourishing your body with healthy food. If you have a cell that is not getting healthy fuel or nutrients, and it’s becoming toxic, (due to refined food and exposure to toxins) then it will not be able to process the food that it’s getting thereby reducing it's function and increasing your chances of weight gain.
Follow a healthy diet, restore your health and lose weight naturally.