Can’t seem to lose those unwanted pounds?

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When it comes to weight loss, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution, especially when it comes to diet programs. Again, this can be chalked up to variations in our genes—in particular, adrenaline, or the hormone responsible during “fight or flight” situations. Adrenaline plays a part in skeletal muscle relaxation (which in turn is responsible for delaying digestion), in addition to cardiovascular (heart rate and cardiac output increase and blood pressure regulation), hormonal, metabolic, and respiratory systems.

Gene for adrenaline signaling: ADRB2_2

Men who register higher on the weighing scale, and have high BMI levels as well as fat ratio most likely possess a specific genetic variation of ADRB2_2. Those who possess this gene variation are also more predisposed to obesity and have lesser chances of success losing weight from following a diet plan.

Carb and fat processing gene: PPARG

The PPARG gene creates a protein that’s responsible for giving instructions on how to use fats and sugar in your body. This gene therefore has an effect on your obesity and diabetes risk (especially type-2). In addition, this gene also determines your sensitivity to saturated fats and power exercises. This in turn has an impact on your body’s capacity to burn fat and get a favorable response from power-based activities.

Gene for response to saturated fat intake: APOA2

The APOA2 has a part in how the body metabolizes fat. Studies also reveal that this gene has a role in insulin sensitivity and obesity. There are specific variations that are linked with greater weight gain, even a greater chance of obesity, in people whose diet is high in saturated fats.

The solution:

Avoid eating foods high in saturated fats, for starters. Also, avoid crash dieting—you’ll have a better shot at losing weight if you adopt a sustainable diet program.As for exercise, skip the steady-state cardio workouts and instead focus on doing high-intensity routines. For variety, switch up your metabolic workouts: plyometrics, strength and conditioning high-intensity interval trainings are just some variations you can try.