Do you have a family history of obesity and think you're doomed to a heavy body no matter what you do?
Well, it turns out there are more than 30 genes that can affect body mass index.
And, having a genetic variation does not mean you are destined to be overweight (even if you are right now).
A review of studies has found that exercise can trump your genetic profile...
It showed that people who did an hour or more of moderate to vigorous exercise per week, and had a genetic variation for obesity, were 27% less likely to become obese than less active people who had the same gene.
Keep reading for three more tips to lose weight - despite your genetic build...
Get some sun every day!
A small study from the University of Minnesota found that people who started a weight loss
programme with higher levels of vitamin D lost more weight than those with "insufficient" levels of the nutrient.
Other research shows that vitamin D increases the effectiveness of leptin, a hormone that tells your brain you're full and don't need to eat more.
You can also take a vitamin D supplement to ensure you're getting enough of this sunshine vitamin...
Schedule your up-time!
The very physical act of sitting or lying down can speed up your body's fat
production, according to research published in the American Journal of Physiology-Cell Physiology
When you sit for long periods of time, the physical pressure on your cells make them stretch - which leaves more room for fat
So, set your alarm for every hour so you can get up and do something for five minutes to break your sitting time. Go get a glass of water, water the plants, walk to the bathroom, walk to a colleague's desk to discuss something instead of phoning them, take the dog for a walk around the block...
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Drink green tea
A review of studies found that drinking green tea regularly can help with weight loss
, thanks to EGCG, a compound known to reduce fat absorption.
It also increases the amount of fat your body eliminates.
So consider swapping your usual afternoon cup of coffee for green tea!
Don't let genetics define you - you have a mind of your own which means you have the power to redefine your genes!