When interviewing potential hypnosis clients, a frustration weight loss candidates will occasionally bemoan is the observation that some of their friends seem to be able to eat enormous amounts of food, yet stay skinny, skinny, skinny. “It seems like when Karen eats, I’m the one who gets fat!” It just doesn’t seem fair.
Often we ascribe this phenomena to our genetics. While it does appear that obesity often does run in families, are you really condemned by the structure of your DNA to struggle with weight? Not necessarily. Recent scientific research suggests that the expression of your DNA can actually be modified by your mind!
Let’s examine excess fat accumulation. All of your body’s functions really do have useful purposes – including fat storage. Unused energy, retained as fat, evolved as an energy reserve for when food is scarce. But today, for most Americans, food is plentiful, activity is low and the very mechanism that helped your ancestors to thrive, is maladapted for your living conditions. The very survival mechanism that was once an evolutionary advantage, now needs a bit of an adjustment. There are many factors that can change the way your body metabolizes food, but one that is often overlooked, and that you may wish to consider, is the modification process of your genetic code.
But How? After all, isn’t your genetic inheritance, that permanently fixed graph of kaleidoscopically selected DNA from your ancestors’ characteristics, inalterable? How can the expression of a DNA pattern actually be modified to accommodate modern conditions without the benefit of actually revising the code? In short, exactly how can I change my own genetic imprinting?