STOP THE FAT GUILT!
IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT–
IT’S YOUR GENETIC CODE
…BUT THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO TO HELP FIGHT IT
Some people can take one bite of a cookie and put it down, while others struggle with serious food addiction—and now scientists can prove why. It’s your genetic code. Two genes (FTO and DRD2) were located by researchers that make you have a much stronger response to high-calorie foods. Dr. Tony Goldstone, endocrinologist and lead researcher of the study, says this has a huge impact for people struggling to lose weight, explaining: “It means they may experience more cravings than the average person when presented with high-calorie foods – that is those high in fat and/or sugar – leading them to eat more of these foods.” So if you’re one of those people who just can’t seem to lose weight, it just may be written in your personal code—making it much more difficult to say ‘No’ to those genetic urges that compel you to eat that extra slice of pizza or cake. …But there’s a way to fight your genetics:
• Protein reduces cravings for both sweets and fats and releases dopamine in your body to make you feel good naturally.
• Never skip a meal—it makes your body go into “starvation mode,” slowing down your metabolism to burn less calories and creating the need to overcompensate
in your brain, making you have less willpower when seeing sweets in the pantry.
• Keep blood sugar levels regulated—by not overeating, to help you avoid huge spikes and drops. Eat healthy snacks in between meals and try chlorogenic acid (green coffee beans) as a vitamin supplement. It has the unique ability to regulate your blood sugar – even if you’ve just eaten something sweet. A natural appetite suppressant, like yacon root, can help you to not overeat.