As usual, I’m studying! It’s an on-line course for Nutrition Specialist and it’s been pretty fascinating so far. Even though I know this already, what I’m learning is that the genes you inherit do not decide your destiny! What does decide your gene destiny is your environment and what you eat. Let me repeat, your genes are changed in response to your environment and food choices, and it’s these choices that actually shape our biology. That your nutrition and environment (whether good or bad) is what switches your genes on and off. So for those of you who want to lose weight and/or improve your health, this is good news!
I Know This To Be True: Back in the days when my weight was on a roller-coaster ride, I realized later it had to do with all the bad processed/bad nutritious food I was eating. When I started to change my diet by eliminating dairy, sugar and white flower (long enough to change my addictions and bad habits to these foods), and started adding in more whole foods, like fruits and vegetables, my weight went down and evened out. I went from a size 14 in my early 20’s to a size 6 in my mid 30’s, and I’m still a size 6 in my 50’s. I changed what could have been my inherited gene expression, but I also had to change my environment (save that for another blog)!
Genes Are Not Destiny: "What’s increasingly clear from these early findings is that genetic factors identified so far make only a small contribution to obesity risk—and that our genes are not our destiny. Many people who carry these so-called “obesity genes” do not become overweight, and healthy lifestyles can counteract these genetic effects." To read more about this, go to: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/obesity-prevention-source/obesity-causes/genes-and-obesity/.
Point is, we are not victims of our heredity! We can continue to change our genetic activity and evolve by our environment. And, we evolve in our environment not only by what we eat, but by what we breathe and touch, by how we feel, what we do, what we think and believe, how we live, and what we perceive (real or imagined). And, it’s in all these areas, that I as a Health Coach can help you!
So, no more blaming your genes on your jeans! If you want to get back into those skinny jeans, if you want to change your health and your environment, then work with me. Schedule a 50 minute complimentary Health Consultation to find out how your nutrition and your environment affects your genes, and let me help you get back into those skinny jeans!
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