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Podcast, Weight Coaching | September 3, 2019  | by  Shari Broder | 1 COMMENT
It Probably Isn't Your Genes | Weight Loss for Foodies Podcast

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 below to learn more. 

If you want to learn what you need to do to become a healthy weight in a sensible sustainable way, check out my free resources at the link below.




About the author 

Shari Broder

My mission is to help foodies ditch dieting and lose the weight for good. Discover what is really causing your weight issues (it isn't that you love food!), and learn how to stop obsessing about food and make peace with food and eating. Get off the diet hamster wheel once and for all and learn to eat consciously, stop emotional eating and enjoy the foods you love while permanently losing your desire to overeat.

  1. Stress and poverty go hand in hand. Poverty and inability to obtain proper nutrition – unless of course it’s rural poor – likewise. Sad business in such a “rich” country.
    Still thanking my lucky stars that you put me on the path 3 years ago. I look much less like my grandmother now. s;)

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Meet Shari

I am now retired from weight coaching, but hope you will enjoy the  blog posts and podcasts I created.