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Why do I put on weight?

Why is it that some people seem to be able to eat anything and never put on weight while others gain wight easily and can't get rid of it? We are all surrounded by opportunities to eat, so why do some of us resist and some of us don't? Our genes have a lot to do with it.

There isn't a single gene that makes us fat - it is much more complicated than that. But there are a number of key genes that affect how hungry you feel, how easily you feel full and stop eating, and even which food you are most likely to eat. Research has shown that even when the fat content of food is completely hidden so that all foods look the same, people with a SNP on the MC4R gene favour the food that contains most fat.

Understanding your genetic make up can really help you take control of your weight. Understanding what to eat and what you can do to support the healthy pathways in your body can be life changing. There is no 'perfect diet' we are all different, a keto diet might be great for some people and very bad for others.

The new LifecodeGx Metabolic genetics report gives you the insight into your genes and how they affect your food choice, and most importantly what you can do about it! For example I know that I have a SNP on my FTO gene (the fatso gene!) which means I'm more likely to feel hungry. But I also know that green tea and rhubarb are helpful in reducing the impact of that SNP.

If you want to understand you unique genetic makeup and how it affects the food you choose to eat and your weight then this test is perfect for you. It is only available via approved practitioners. I have attended all the recent training on this test and am now offering it to my clients - please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Time for a green tea I think.

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