“My mom was fat.” I often hear this from overweight people, and sometimes it sounds like an easy way to condone an unhealthy lifestyle. We do take on the genetics of our parents, but is obesity part of this genetic code? Many professionals say no.
Consider that our genes only change about 2% every 20,000 years, and you can understand the critics that say genetics is not the biggest factor of obesity. About 35% of American’s are obese today, but this was not the case 20 years ago. And in 30 years it is predicted that 50% will be obese. Is your genes changing this quickly, or could it be that we are eating about 152 pounds of sugar per year? And 146 pounds of white flour!
Here is a segment from my TV show where a client spoke of her horrendous genes of obesity….