Epigenetics and the Psychology of Weight Loss: How to Lose More Weight with Less Effort
Two thirds of the American population are overweight or obese and suffering with chronic diseases directly related to our lifestyle choices.
We live in a health care system that goes for quick fixes and medications instead of long-term solutions to solve problems. With all the information out there on fad diets and pills to quickly get to your goal of loosing weight, we have realized that your health and wellness doesn’t come with an owners manual.
No matter how different our genes or life experiences may be, or how differently our plastic brains are wired by our experience, we have to deal with our immediate reality. And this is why this book applies to almost everyone.
This book was sparked by my own agony as a teenager growing up with been overweight. I felt that I have to understand how I can reprogram my internal operating system in order to obtain long lasting results without the need of restrictive and complicated diets.
Genes only function when they are activated or expressed. What determines whether the obesity gene is activated comes down to our choices, diet and exercise being major influencers.
We will explore whether we can turn the disease switch on or off by supplementing diet, minimizing stress, or giving epigenetically relevant pro-drugs or supplements. The hope is that we can permanently flip the system back to lean in one shot.
Understanding more about the epigenetics underlying obesity could help to introduce preventions based on lifestyle changes which may be able to modify our epigenetic marks and improve health.