Tag Archives: set point theory

Move Your Set Point and Lose Weight

set point diet When it comes to weight, let’s take a look at what exactly is a biological set point. Simply put, the set point is the range (usually within a 10% fluctuation) our body was genetically programmed to weigh. Much like our height was determined by genetic factors, so is our body weight…mostly.  It is also governed by our hormones and environmental factors which all influence how the hypothalamus affects energy output and intake (eating and metabolism).  The amount of food we eat, how much body fat we store and the calories we burn are all regulated by our hormones, neurotransmitters and microbiome.  Set point theory states our “set point weight” is automatically controlled.  Our bodies want to maintain the status-quo, also known as homeostasis.  It explains why certain people, no matter what they eat remain rail thin (don’t be a hater!) and others stay obese on a normal diet of 1500-2000 calories per day. Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather