5 Simple ways you can turn off your ‘fat genes’

If you were born into a family who is overweight and you feel that you are destined for the same fate, here is some good news for you: Fat Genes can be switched off. Here are some simple tips that will help you lose and maintain a healthy weight.

Protein – Research suggests that people who are overweight, were less hungry if they ate 25% protein at every meal. Proteins are filling and take longer to digest, making it a good choice for those who want to lose and maintain a healthy weight. Look at adding lean proteins like chicken, eggs, fish and lean meat to your daily diet.

Eat early – Your body runs on an internal clock, which influences your metabolism and why people who eat earlier during the day are more likely to lose more weight. Start off by eating breakfast on time. As a rule avoid snacking and instead eat three meals on time.

Increase your workload – Your daily workload should consist of physical work apart from your exercise routine. Look at moving more by doing your household chores, taking the stairs at work and walking as much as possible.

Go Mediterranean – Mediterranean diets are great for those who have a history of obesity or diabetes. Look at eating a diet rich in olive oil, fish, poultry, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and nuts.

Green tea – Research has shown that a cup of green tea can help to regulate blood sugar levels and therefore help in managing a healthy weight.