Like many “issues,” weight loss sounds simple, right? It isn’t. People have different perceptions of weight loss. From losing a half pound to make that six-pack pop to losing 100 pounds. because they have been obese their whole life. That is a wide range and there is a lot of “stuff” going on in between the two extremes.
The Thrifty Genes – It could be named a little better, but these genes are a huge deal in the world of weight loss. Humans developed this gene when starvation was a problem. The fittest developed thrifty genes, meaning they did not use a lot of calories during rest, and do not shed stored fat (energy) easily. These genes saved human lives when the prey escaped, or crops failed. In present day, storage of fat and conservation of energy do not help us survive, in fact, they may do the opposite.
Therefore, individuals with a predisposition to these thrifty genes will have more trouble losing weight than those who do not express these genes. This is hard for a lot of people to wrap their head around. I have known people who have trouble with their weight. These people try very hard to lose weight, but people often assume they are eating in excess, slacking in the physical activity, and live a generally sedative lifestyle. It is sad. These people often need surgery and the supervision of a doctor to achieve a “normal” weight.
In Utero – People who had mothers who smoked while pregnant will have often have more issues with weight than those that did not. Also, mothers who had diabetes while pregnant have a greater chance of having children that will have weight issues.
Early Childhood – Children that have breastfed for the first three months have a much lower chance of obesity than those that did not.
Additionally, early childhood habits often set the tone for adulthood. Conditioning a young child to eat a poor diet and learn the habits of a generally sedative lifestyle will have a negative impact on their weight as an adult.
It is imperative that you have a serious self-evaluation to determine what issues you have with weight. None at all? Seriously? Keep up the good work! Trying to shred that six pack? Buckle up and lock down the diet, you know what to do! Have you been obese since you were a kid? Get professional help, it will save your life.
For those of us that are in between a serious genetic issue and a six pack here are some quick tips.
When it come to using CBD for appetite suppression, try it out.Especially if you eat when your stressed out.If you’re trying to quite something that gives you anxiety. However, you should know that there is a small percentage of people that experience an increase in appetite from CBD supplementation.
There are minor cannabinoids that are being studied specifically for appetite suppression. THCV, unlike THC, is shaping up to be a great appetite suppressant!
Stay healthy, my friends!