I am not sure whether I believe that we all have a fat gene that is responsible for the slow but inevitable creep that most of us see going on in our midsection after we reach the age of about thirty.
But Carolyn Hansen thinks we do. "It's not so much the work of a single gene," she says. "It's more of a collection of traits we seem to have inherited over the last couple of million years. Traits that aren't working for us now that we have completely changed our approach to food."
She is talking about the move from a diet high in protein and fat - the kind of diet we enjoyed right up until about 100 years or so ago - to a diet that is now rich in carbohydrates and fats. This has been a consequence of cultivating grains and making the sugary carbohydrate the foundation of our modern day diet.
The trouble is, we aren't designed to process a high carb diet. Not according to Carolyn Hansen and a host of other nutrition experts who all seem to agree that we are slowly eating ourselves into an early grave.
"But it doesn't have to be that way," says Carolyn. "We know what we SHOULD be eating. We know how we SHOULD be exercising. The trick is to find the motivation to actually follow the program."
The program she is talking about is her new fat loss membership program that she calls the No Excuses Body Makeover program.
"The idea for my program is to get people to use a system that I have been honing for several decades now. It is a program designed to speed up the metabolism and get the body burning its fat reserves around the clock."
Carolyn says she is looking for people who would like to join her group and begin receiving the advice and fat loss strategies that she meters out over a period of several months so that members never become overwhelmed with too much information.
Her program also offers its members a forum where they can exchange ideas and ask Carolyn questions.
If this sounds like it might be the kind of program that you have been looking for, you can find out more about the way Carolyn will "outsmarting your fat genes" at her
No Excuses Body Makeover site.
Also, while you are there you can download her popular fat loss report for FREE on "The Best Way To Lose Weight"