The influence of your genes on weight loss

Why Some People Lose Weight Easily

Setting out on a weight loss journey looks easy. Getting results from it, however, isn’t that easy. I have seen a lot of people nagging, because of getting no benefit out of their efforts. Very soon, their diet and workout plans turn into a never-ending complaint: “Weight loss diets and plans don’t really work for me.”

Most individuals complain about their look; some don’t even like seeing their picture or themselves in the mirror. Reason being is that they couldn’t meet their expected goal and there is no or negligible change in their shape and weight.

As evidenced by behavioral studies in medical science, your lifestyle has an unswerving linkage with your shape, size, and weight.

If losing weight isn’t easy, then how do some people lose it very easily?

Basically, there are two types of obese people – first, those who lose weight and burn fat pretty easily. Second, those who get disheartened and disappointed easily and put an end to their get-fit journey seeing that their efforts aren’t redeeming.

The first type can lose weight without putting in much effort. They would just control their portion size and do a few minutes’ exercise every day for a few weeks, and boom. They will get slimmer and sexier simply by doing nothing.

On the other hand, the second type even after giving enormous tries can’t find a way to get in shape. In the beginning, they do see some weight loss. But the diet, supplement, and exercise they follow aren’t practical and helpful in the long run. Most of the efforts deem to be going in the wrong direction and prove insufficient.

It’s all in your genetics!

Pieces of evidence and studies also certify that the success in getting rid of excess body fat and weight is significantly influenced by your genes.

If you belong to the type two category, the most important thing you need to understand here is that you are genetically unique. You should realize how your body reacts to certain foods, drugs, supplements, nutrients, and exercises is unique in its own way. So, if a diet and workout plan has made an individual achieve his or her weight loss goals, then it makes perfect sense that those food and workout options may not work for you.

The study of genetics allows us to find out the right food, nutrients, and practices that have the potential to support our fitness goals. Real Lab, one of the brands owned by Infinity Health Group, of which Slimming Studios is also a part, offers genetic testing to help your physician or nutritionist plan out the most suitable fitness and wellness plan for you.

The genetic testing may unearth some serious genetic mutations, which could be a reason why your weight loss efforts did not work.

Therefore, I always advise people to go for nutrigenetic testing before following a weight loss diet. This will help ensure that the diet/supplement your doctor is considering suggesting will assuredly bring you some positive results.

If you are about to get set on your weight loss journey, it would be ideal to identify and treat any genetic disorders that could be keeping you away from reaching your fitness goals. Most people who are in the type two category suffer from autoimmune disorders, knowingly or unknowingly. These conditions will not let you lose weight easily. Rather, it will translate into many other complications. You first need to fix the root of the problem, then proceed with weight loss efforts.

Special Tips for Type-2 Obese/Overweight Individuals

If you belong to the “it’s difficult to lose weight” group, and if intense dieting and working out have never worked for you, then apart from considering genetic testing you can try these tips–

  • Grain-free, crab-free (low-carb), sugar-free, and low-calorie diet can be great for weight loss.Two best examples of such natural diets are: Paleo Diet and Mediterranean Diet. Following any of these diets alongside a suitable exercise plan can show up extraordinary weight loss results.
  • Increase your nutrients’ intake, if you are trying to lower your food intakes. Nutrition that we get from our food has a big part to play in our body’s fat burning process. It’s because of the low supply of nutrients that you feel down and dizzy.
  • Also, proper nutrition keeps you active and most importantly, motivated in your weight loss journey.
  • Get enough sleep; if possible, 8 to 9 hours in a 24-hour cycle.
  • Walk at least 10000 steps every day; it would be better to walk even more.
  • Pick foods grown naturally.
  • Include raw, half-cooked, unprocessed food items in your meals.

Why is it Important to Lose Excess Body Fat?

Obesity and overweight conditions are the foundation for many complications. And, when these conditions are caused by inheritance or family history, it becomes highly crucial to treat each problem stepwise.

The conditions should be treated under an expert physician’s supervision. How about getting a convenient appointment and consultation with our weight loss physician?

Call Slimming Studios expert at 1-972-702-7546 to book a consultation for further evaluation.

Diabetes and Obesity Are Causes And Side Effects Of Each Other

I am Dr Jean Latortue. I am the CEO of Franklin County Family Health. Apart from treating and taking care of patients at my clinic, I am on a mission to making a difference in people’s lives by offering tips and benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle. Through this blog, I want to draw your attention towards one of the major causes and side effects of obesity – that is – Diabetes. Read through to understand how Diabetes and obesity are interconnected.

Did you know, diabetes may cause weight gain and weight gain may cause diabetes? Both these health conditions are closely interconnected.

Diabetes and obesityDiabetes is caused by long-term high blood glucose level in the body. The blood glucose level in our body increases when the system fails to produce the necessary level of insulin. Insulin is a type of hormone that regulates the blood sugar level in the human body.

Technically, there are two types of diabetes: Type-1 Diabetes and Type-2 Diabetes. Type-1 is more common among kids and teens having insulin insufficiency. And Type-2 happens when the body fails to react to or make use of the existing insulin. Type-2 is diagnosed in as many as 90% of all cases of Diabetes.

Diabetes and many of its related complications are one of the leading causes of death in the United States, says WHO, the World Health Organization.

According to the National Institute of Health (NIH), about 10% of the US population is living with diabetes. Of which, the study states further, 30% people are not even aware that they have this disease.

Weight Gain and Diabetes

Top risk factors for diabetes include age, lifestyle, stress, prescription drug reaction, high cholesterol, obesity, and heredity. Of these, obesity and heredity are the most diagnosed reasons. As per the Obesity Research Society, around 90% of diabetic patients are obese or overweight.

Obesity denotes, your body has to work harder to participate in daily activities such as walking, standing and running. There is a lot of pressure on your bones, joints, heart, digestive system and lungs. You tire yourself easily without working too much. Inactivity (sitting or lying mostly) becomes your favorite activity.

When you are overweight or have a surplus amount of body fat, either the insulin in your body goes unconsumed or your body fails at producing the required level of insulin to support body functions. Excess body fat hinders the functioning and production of insulin, which is crucial for the regulation of high blood glucose level in the body. That’s when you see the early symptoms of Diabetes.

Treatment

Diabetes, specifically Type-2 Disease which mainly develops due to unhealthy lifestyle habits, is preventable. Meaning, you could control your sugar level by making some lifestyle changes. Losing weight could be an effective way out for Type-2 Diabetes prevention and treatment. Additionally, sticking to the right food choices, reducing your stress level, and increasing your sleeping hours could also be greatly helpful.

Exogenous insulin is available in form of injections and drugs that help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and increase the functionality of insulin in your body. However, these options have various side effects too. These prescription drugs can drastically lower the blood sugar level in some diabetic patients that is an even more critical health condition leading to unconsciousness and death.

Given that, losing weight and choosing the right food and exercise plan is the most upright way to prevent and nullify the chances and effects of diabetes.

If you want to get rid of obesity and want to avoid the happening of diabetes, or if your developing waistline is a concern for you, you can meet me at Slimming StudiosFranklin County Family Health, South Mount Vernon, TX.You could mail us at info@SlimmingStudios.com or follow this to book an appointment – http://bit.ly/2wBgkAD.

Also Read: These Are The Reasons You Aren’t Losing Weight

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