Your Genes Can Contribute To Weight loss Resistance

The people in my office who are struggling with weight are some of the most driven and persistent people I have ever met. These are people who have done the strict diets and done the exercise and still haven’t lost significant weight. 

It’s Not A Self Control Problem It’s Physiology

A lot of the time, the reason these people aren’t losing weight is not that they are lazy and have no self-control. There is a physiological reason behind their weight loss resistance, and that’s because weight is a symptom of dysfunction. When you’ve made all the lifestyle changes, and you still aren’t getting results with weight loss, it is time to look somewhere else for answers.

Genetic Testing

In my office, we run lab tests to find out where in your body could a breakdown or some dysfunction be preventing you from losing weight. One of the tests we run is a genetic test through Methyl Genetic Nutrition.

This test looks at nine thousand different genetic markers that can tell us where your genes are vulnerable. Once we get these results, we will be able to see where you are likely to need extra support to help your body function optimally. It lets us see across all areas of the body from your digestion to your ability to detoxify to brain function to hormonal imbalances to methylation issues and more. It is a fantastic test that lets us see what’s going on in your physiology and where we can make some differences for you. 

Be Aware Of Your Genetic Vulnerabilities

For example, I found out for myself that I have a marker that shows my body isn’t good at producing one of the chemicals that deals with inflammation. I used to get frustrated as to why I needed to keep taking certain supplements because some of my health problems weren’t resolving themselves.

I would go through cycles of getting better and feeling great and then stopping my supplements, and then the same problems would return over time. After running a genetic test, I learned why I need to support this area consistently.

There are some health issues you may never be able to resolve fully because of your genetics, and that is OKAY! But it is essential to be aware of where you are vulnerable and support those pathways, so all your other efforts don’t go to waste. 

Here’s To A Better Life,

Dr. Steve Puckette