Originally Posted by fullcontact
How much can a genetically inherited "bad" metabolism affect weight loss?
Many people have an issue with weight and blame their genetics but did you know that it's not your genetics that's the the problemf? It's your understanding of your genetics that's the issue. You need to eat according to your genetics. Here's what I mean... my brother and I are incredibly fit...we both are martial artists and weight lifters...we walk around naturally without dieting between 185 and 190 pounds...at 6 to 8 % body fat. But....we both eat completely different.
He can eat potatoes, pasta, bread... no problem with weight...if I eat that I get bloated and my bodyfat percentage increases...
I can eat sweets, cakes, anything with sugar...no problem...if he does then his bodyfat percentage increases.
Even though we are brothers our genetics are different. Through research I realized that my bloodtype is O...and there are simply things I should not eat based on this.
You should research metabolic typing and eating for your bloodtype. You can google it and you will find a ton of information explaining the concept.