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Have you tried what seems like every diet there is, but haven’t lost the weight and kept it off? My name is Shari, and I’m a healthy weight coach for Foodies. On this podcast, you can expect lots of tips, strategies and inspiration to help you fix what’s causing you to gain weight, like kicking the emotional eating habit and learning how to eat the way naturally slim people do. Let this be your last stop on the weight loss train! Hop on! 

Sep 3, 2019

Have you been assuming that the reason you can’t lose weight is because being overweight runs in your family? 

Is almost everyone in your family overweight? 

Do you believe that genetics are causing your weight problem?

Research on families and obesity has shown that children of overweight parents have a whopping 80 percent chance of being overweight themselves, but that genetics plays a very small part in that determination.  

What seems to matter most is your family environment.

So while you probably can’t blame your parents for giving you “bad genes,” they may have taught you bad eating habits. Or created an unfavorable eating culture. 

Family dynamics and home environment have a much larger effect on weight than genetics. MUCH larger. That doesn’t mean that you didn’t inherit genes that put you at a higher risk for obesity. Maybe you did, but it also doesn’t mean that being an unhealthy weight is your destiny.

You aren’t destined to have your mother’s body! You can overcome any genetic predisposition by changing your habits.

Listen to this week's episode to learn more. 

If you want to learn what you need to do to become a healthy weight in a sensible sustainable way, grab a copy of my 8 Secrets for Permanent Weight Loss at the link on my website.