Can We Outsmart Our Genes?

Our genes account for the biological and neurological (i.e. genotypic) predispositions that we have inherited from our family ancestors. Think of genes as the seeds that you were handed at birth. These seeds may or may not germinate, depending on your childhood and current environment. Scientists talk about genes in terms of being turned on or off.

For example, you may have a gene for being an exceptional athlete, but unless you were in the environment where you received proper training, your dream of becoming an Olympic champion would not be realized. In another example, let us say, you have inherited a gene for negative thinking or depression. Triggered by the environment or a difficult life situation, you may tailspin into depression, while another person who does not have such a gene would deal with a similar situation in a more positive way and without becoming depressed. Once triggered, the gene becomes activated and you may experience episodes of depression throughout your life.

The good news is that we all have a wide variety of genes! Just as we have destructive or “bad” genes, we also have the positive genes that will help us to take the high road. These positive seeds are already within us! All we need to do in order to “turn off” our bad genes is reach within our minds and awaken the good genes that will help us to address our challenges in a more enlightened, constructive and positive way. No matter how many setbacks you might have had in trying to change your eating or exercise habits, these good genes within you can lift you up and propel you to success. Women’s Perfect Body program will help you stimulate these good genes!

Even better news is that it is possible to not only awaken and evolve your own good genes, but to create new positive genes and even pass them on to your children!

Wikipedia’s definition of Evolution: “Evolution is the change in the inherited traits of a population of organisms through successive generations.” When we change our genes, the new traits are passed to our offspring: “The main cause of variation is mutation, which changes the sequence of a gene. Altered genes, or alleles, are then inherited by offspring.”

Regardless of the argument whether human beings are the result of creation or evolution, it is clear that our conscious behavior CAN and DOES cause mutation of our genetic makeup, giving us a modified mode of behavior going forward.

The best news, perhaps, is that your genes are responsible for only 50% of your behavior. Your conditioning is responsible for the other 50%. Women’s Perfect Body program provides the guidance, motivation and support that you need to make the best of your genetic capabilities and create new, positive genetic traits. This new conditioning facilitates the creation and instilling of good health habits at the deep, subconscious level. It helps you to make the right choices on a daily basis, overriding your lifelong negative programming. By taking charge, you are saying YES! to life. By sticking with your commitment and consistently taking right action, you are developing willpower. Willpower is instrumental in becoming successful not only in building your perfect body, but in any area of life.

Willpower is a mental “muscle” – the more you use it, the stronger it becomes. Even if you think of yourself as someone who has very little or no willpower, by making the right choices and taking right actions every day, one step at a time, you ARE building your willpower.

As you gain more willpower, you will start seeing the trend of success increasing in all areas of your life. Regardless of your current active genes, please know that you have an unlimited potential for success! Women’s Perfect Body Program instills the health habits that will allow you to create the life that you truly want and are meant to live.

Affirmation for the day:

“If it is to be, it is up to me! If I do have a set back, I bounce back even stronger than before. Nothing and no one can prevent me from having this success and bringing the true me to the surface.”

 

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About Mila Diamond

Mila Diamond is an author, speaker and international success mentor. She believes that an outstanding life begins with optimal health and the correct mindset. Mila helps women to step into their feminine power, create success, feel refreshed and unstoppable! Mila's coaching connects the physical with a positive mental perspective and spiritual, soulful journey. With her articles on this site, Mila looks to inspire, empower and unite women from all over the world - sister to sister, heart to heart.

Comments

  1. dani says:

    Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog!
    We are starting a new project in the same niche. Your blog provided us useful information to work on.
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  2. Yolanda says:

    Well well, Wish I had me a butt like the one in this post, does anybody have a butt like this one? Thinking I could look like that is crazy. I have not been close to that size since I was 12 years old. I have been overweight for so long I dont even know what I is possible. I am a fighter I just dont know what to do to change my mind and stop doing the bad stuff. Open to ideas from you all.

    • Mila says:

      Hi Yolanda,

      My first advice to you is: you need to stop comparing yourself to anyone or any picture. This is about YOUR perfect body. You will discover and create your perfect body when you set your sights on being your very best, which I am sure, is much better than you can imagine now.

      Within you, there’s a pool of talent, beauty, willpower and ability to succeed, but you must be willing to reach deep within yourself to discover it. You must believe in yourself and do the work. Anyone who tells you that there is a short cut to success is trying to sell you something. If you are willing to put a smile on your face every day, no matter the circumstances; if you are willing to focus on what you WANT to achieve, as opposed to on what you want to avoid; and if you are willing to work consistently on yourself, day in and day out, you will create the beauty within your mind as well as your gorgeous body.

      Wishing you the very best!
      Mila

  3. Melanie says:

    I fought the battle of obesity two years ago and while many of my family and friends tried to sway me, I successfully lost over fifty lbs and got in the best shape of my life. I just would not listen to anyone or take my eyes off of my goal. The bad news is it seems my friends and family were right, I’m not meant to be slim, I put every lb back on and added five more in just six short and depressing months. Once I started gaining, I could not stop myself and my bad habits. Where did I go wrong? I want to start over only I am afraid of the same results and my friends already think I’m crazy. Please Help!

  4. Sara Doyle says:

    Hello Mila,

    This is a very interesting subject and one I have studied at length. I find your view and comments very clarifying.

    My sharing largely supports your comment that our genes are only responsible for 50% of our behavior. I had great parents growing up, and although I was born with a physical handicap, they inspired me to overcome my limitations and strive for the life I wanted. They did not treat me different from my siblings and with their encouragement and belief in me I have been able to create a very successful life. While I am reasonably healthy, I’m not in the shape I should be for a woman in her late twenties, handicap or not. After reading several of your posts I know I have found the help I need to get in and stay in the best shape of my life. I look forward to learning more from you.

    Sara D.

    • Mila says:

      Thank you, Sara! With your positive, go-getter attitude, I know that you will achieve whatever you will set your mind to!
      Mila

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