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Dr. Oz: Outsmart Fat Genes With Diet, Weight Loss Supplements

Dr. Oz said you can outsmart your fat genes for lasting weight loss.

Dr. Oz said you can outsmart your fat genes for lasting weight loss.

Dr. Mehmet Oz said you can achieve lasting weight loss no matter what your genetic predisposition on the Aug. 25 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Research indicates that your DNA is 80% responsible for the amount of body fat you have. However, the right diet and weight loss supplements for your specific body type can have a dramatic impact on whether you’re overweight or skinny.

Dr. Azar said people who are bottom-heavy (with large thighs and backsides) usually have excess estrogen, which can increase their risk of heart disease, breast cancer and prostate cancer. Dr. Oz said people are bottom-heavy should take the supplement diindolylmethane (DIM), which supports lean muscle mass and helps eliminate active estrogen.

Dr. Oz said people who gain weight all over their bodies may have thyroid or hormone issues that slow down their metabolism, especially after age 30. Dr. Oz said lifting weights can curb weight gain by increasing lean muscle mass.

Oz suggested that people who gain weight all over eat spices high in capsaicin such as Sriracha sauce to increase fat-burning and metabolism. Studies show capsaicin causes the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories, with effects lasting 30 minutes after you eat. Dr. Oz suggested adding a tablespoon of Sriracha at every meal.

Finally, people who tend to store a lot of belly fat usually have high levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Dr. Oz said these individuals can flatten belly fat by eating more leafy greens and citrus fruits and taking 2,000 mg a day of L-arginine, an amino acid that helps burn fat and build muscle.

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