Most of us would like to use the excuse for being overweight on our genes but research has been made that show this is not always the reason. The habits of your family are more important than your genes. If you grew up in a family that over ate and ate unhealthy food chances are you do the same.
The obesity gene only accounts for about five percent of your weight. So what do you think makes up the other ninety-five percent? We have to wonder what things make up the other ninety five percent of weight problems.
Let’s face it, there is a problem with obesity in our country these days. In fact it is one of the most pressing health issues facing us. So what is the problem? Could it be the high-fat diet that is to blame. That is what most of us think. But it goes deeper than that. So often we eat what we want and give no thought to the nutritional value of our meals.
It makes sense to most of us that if you eat fat you will get fat. However, that is not how it really works. So what is going on? Finding out that fat contains nine calories per gram makes it seem that if you eat more fat (with all those calories) you will gain weight. But that’s not what science reveals.
Pioneering research by Harvard Medical School’s David Ludwig reveals the reason that low-fat diets do not work — and identifies the true cause of obesity for most Americans. Dr. Ludwig’s research explains the real reasons 70 percent of Americans are overweight. In the 1980’s not one state had an obesity rate over 20 percent. In 2010, Only one state has an obesity rate under 20 percent. This is not a genetic problem.
In a study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Ludwig points out that careful review of all the studies on dietary fat and body fat — such as those done by Dr. Walter Willett of the Harvard School of Public Health — have shown that dietary fat is not a major determinant of body fat.
The Women’s Health Initiative, which is the largest clinical trial of diet and body weight, found that 50,000 women on low-fat diets had no significant weight loss. Yet another study looked at people who followed four different diets for 12 months — and found no dramatic differences between those who followed low-fat, low-carb, and very- low-carb diets.
So just what can you do to ensure you are eating correctly and taking care of your health? The best place to go for help is WeightoWellness. The professional health care staff there will help you chose a plan that is best for you. They will help you lose weight and become the healthier you. The program you chose will encourage you to make the lifestyle changes needed to make you feel better and look better.
Give them a call today: (205) 994-2393