How Your Genes Can Help You Drop a Jeans Size
by DAN REARDON, MBCHB
There are thousands of workout and diet plans out there, and while some people achieve phenomenal results, others — even with the same level of effort — don’t. Ever wonder why?
Everybody and every body is different, and as much as 50 to 60 percent of the variationbetween people and their physical performance is genetic. The other 40 to 50 percent is controlled by environmental factors like diet, exercise and lifestyle.
When it comes to body composition, genetics play a huge role in both how we exercise and what we eat.
Knowing your genes and how they relate to your diet might be the only obstacle between you and your skinny jeans and, more importantly, feeling empowered in your own body, no matter your size or shape.
Here are some nutritional components that are key to your healthiest you and that, for the first time, take the guesswork out of reaching your wellness goals.
You Have the Power to Tell a Different Life Story
Via Laura Elliotton
I believed nobody loved me.
I had good reason.
At age five, I was sexually abused by my grandfather. At age 10, I was placed in a foster home. At age 18, my partner committed suicide.
I saw all these events as a reflection of me. Life just kept giving me more and more evidence that I was unlovable and the voice inside me grew darker every day.
“Your own mother doesn’t even want you.”
“These people are being paid to care.”
“I deserve to be beaten because I’m bad.”
“If I wasn’t here, everything would have been alright.”
For years and years I let these thoughts fester inside my head. They permeated all my relationships—with people, the world, and with myself. I started on a mission to be loved by everyone, but I was disappointed each time. Nobody could love me the way I wanted to be loved.