If you read the previous blog, you will know that the predisposition to obesity is overwhelmingly genetic.  What does this mean to you?  Well, if you come from a family of overweight individuals, it will undoubtedly be more difficult for you to lose weight and keep it off.  That’s Fact #1

FAct #2:   The recommendations for physical activity to reduce risks for the health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes for the average individual is 30 minutes per day on most days of the week.  That adds up to about 200 minutes per week of moderate physical activity.  If you are overweight or obese, to lose weight you need to exercise between 200 and 300 minutes per day or about 45 minutes every day as a minimum.

Knowing that you have the genetic risk for obesity, also know that exercise is key to not just losing weight but maintaining your weight loss, which is the more important of the two and the subject of the next message.