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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Successful weight loss has far more to do with your habits than your genetics

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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Successful weight loss has far more to do with your habits than your genetics – say what??


I wanted to blame, blame, blame what I could on my genetics, but then I learned about epigenetics and it actually empowered me (page 59 from my book, Cookie Dough in the Dark)πŸ‘‡πŸ‘‡


We may have a genetic disposition to certain diseases, but our lifestyle influences that predisposition. In the words of Dr. Oz (and many others), your genetics load the gun, and your lifestyle pulls the trigger!


So I will have women say to me, “I’m overweight because my mum is, it runs in our family.” “I’m diabetic because my aunt is, it runs in our family you know.”


But study after study shows your lifestyle choices and behaviours (i.e. your habits) account for over 75% when it comes to your health and longevity.

I’m not saying your genetics don’t matter.

I’m not saying your genetics don’t matter.



βœ”I’m saying that your actions, habits and daily choices have a far greater impact on your success than your genetics.



Of course genetics matter.



But that doesn’t mean that you can’t lose weight, crush your cravings, end mindless munching, lose fat, get stronger, get healthier, build muscle, improve your health….if you want to


Because you CAN.


Cue the confetti...πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ





No matter what cards you were dealt in the genetic lottery, when you stop using the “genetics’ card” as a justification to not try altogether, you’ll be amazed at just how much progress you can make.


Some great books to read about this are…


πŸ“š“The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton,

πŸ“š“The Genie in our Genes” by Dawson Church,

πŸ“š“Cookie Dough in the Dark” by say what…me, Tanya Willis

πŸ“š”You are Not the Placebo” and Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself.” By Joe Dispenza


Want to see the power within you?? Check out and join the upcoming masterclass, The 3 Powerful Solutions to Lose Weight, Crush your Cravings and End Mindless Munching Masterclass on Saturday April 9th at 10am. Click here to REGISTER

Please share this blog post with anyone who is ready to end the emotional and stress mindless munching, nighttime snacking, cravings that are sabotaging their goals and just wants another way besides controlling food and exercise without giving up the foods they love. 


I’m a wife and mum, personal trainer, fitness/pilates instructor, Behaviour Change Specialist, Nutrition Coach, Pain-Free Movement Specialist, author of Cookie Dough in the Dark, creator of Vibrant Living Membership - your ONE STOP shop for movement + nutrition + mindset..... among many other things!!  I’ve had many issues dealing with the scale going up and down, a muffin top that wouldn’t disappear, emotional eating binges that did not involve carrots and struggling with insecurity! Through all of this I just wanted to feel normal. I wanted to be happy like everyone else!

In my teens and 20’s I wanted the quick fixes, the magic pills, the fairy dust – whatever I could get my hands on to make me a lean, happy and sexy machine. Yup, found out it doesn’t exist. I wanted to cry!! I was so frustrated. I felt like I was going around and around until I was completely exhausted and back at the starting point. And when I talk with other women they feel that way too. So, I delved further into holistic health – the emotional, mental and physical – wrote a book, and have been in this field for many years helping 1000’s of women.

I discovered that by being smarter, not working harder, I could get the results I wanted and also for my clients. It started with some really small shifts that I will share with you over time. With this new knowledge, I felt ALIVE, VIBRANT and COMFORTABLE in my own skin. And my clients felt this way too!

My mission is to continue to help women step into the body they WANT. To feel confident & sexy, in control of their food choices and have their clothes fit just as they should while having the energy to live a VIBRANT life.


Ready to elevate your health? As a certified Behaviour Change & Nutrition Coach, I'd be happy to chat with you. Contact me at [email protected].


Healthy Hugs,


Founder of Vibrant Living and The Willis Method

I look forward to seeing you inside the 5 day stronger to the core challenge

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