Understanding Your Body’s Weight Set-Point

set-point2What is “set-point” theory? Set-point theory basically states that each one of us has a set-point body weight that our bodies are going to try and maintain and in fact, will actually fight to maintain.

In fact, it is your set-point that has your Leptin and various different hormones trying to get you to put more body weight back on-or at the very least, stop losing more body weight. Your metabolism likes hanging out at a certain set-point.

Set-points are different for each individual and that’s why it’s dangerous to just refer to any “ideal” weight charts you find in doctors offices. It’s not all about the genes we inherit, eating habits and exercise habits also help to determine your set-point. [Read more…]