There is a growing trend in the mainstream media lately that I find very disturbing. I’m sure you’ve seen it too; in the newspaper, on TV, billboards and magazine ads. If you’ve been living under a rock in blissful ignorance for the past year or so, allow me to fill you in.
Bad genetics, it seems, are everywhere and spreading like the plague. At least, that’s becoming the all too common belief among Americas. Here’s a little hard truth for you:
IT’S YOUR FAULT!
That’s right. It’s your fault, not your genetics. Not your mom. Not your dad. Not your ancestors. Just you (unless you’re ugly. That is genetics. Blame your parents and become a comedian).
Do genetics play a role in our bodies functions like metabolism? Of course, I’m not for a moment saying that is doesn’t. What it doesn’t do, unless you’re one of the .1 percent of the population with a true genetic disorder (you’re not), is make you the size of a Sumo wrestler.
Now, genetics can predispose you to being overweight and storing fat in unsightly areas like the stomach or, on the flip side, make it hard to gain weight/put on muscle. All that means is you will have to work harder than other people. Welcome to life, it’s not always easy.
Overweight? Eat less, eat better, exercise more and get at least 7 hours of sleep. Underweight and just can’t seem to put on any muscle? Eat. More than you do now. Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
- Exercise more
- Make better food choices
- Eat less (or more if you are trying to gain weight)
- Exercise more
Simple formula. If you follow it, you just might be surprised at just how good your “bad” genetics really are.