Probably a day doesn’t go by when someone doesn’t ask us about the effect of their genetics.

Usually about how they impact their ability to gain and lose weight.
And we do know after nearly 15 years in this industry that genes do make a difference.
As do multiple other factors.
Age, previous weight loss history, etc.
Different people do respond at different paces to the same thing.
Some people do gain weight more quickly than others.
But it’s not something that’s worth dwelling on.
It is what it is.
Nothing we can do about it.
I read a great analogy on genes the other day.
They work like an old fashioned phone switchboard.
When you, the operator do certain things, you flip some genes ‘on’ and others ‘off’.
Those genes then send signals to other parts of the body causing certain things to happen.
And those signals vary person to person.
But, they are what they are.
Some people (myself included) will gain weight very quickly if they have a diet high in sugar and processed carbs.
Others won’t so much.
But, ultimately, if you stop flicking those switches……..
Then genetics will matter less.
I could lament the fact that lots of sugary food make me fat.
Or I could eat a balanced diet of natural foods and not be fat.
The only person who can decide if we flick those switches that make us something we don’t want to be………
Is us!
Much love,
Jon ‘Why was it 999 when that took ages to call on those old phones with the round dial in the middle’ Hall and Matt ‘You could get axe murdered while calling that’ Nicholson
P.S. Next find out more meeting two weeks on Tuesday if you need a bit of help changing those mindsets so that it’s not that constant effort to not ‘flick it’ –>

Jon Hall
Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at RISE then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.