Changing Your Set Point (Part I)

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Part I

As I have traveled my Crossfit/Fabufit Paleo Journey over the past year, I have been very aware of my SetPoint. This has been a new way of doing many things for me. I had always been far more restrictive in the foods I ate. For sure, I wasn’t crazy about adding much coconut oil, for example, knowing the fat grams. Hmm…little did I know about the benefits and the synergistic effect Paleo eating and Crossfit Training would have. I tested things rather slowly, seeing just how much of certain things, I could add and still keep losing inches.


Even though I’ve taught my Fabufit classes about the “Set Point” for years, as I realized the need for this information in a post and began to compose my thoughts, I had to stop and think.  Just where did I originally learn about this, and how would I clearly define what this is? I learned about it so long ago, that I actually have not yet found where I learned it. So I went to the internet to research and verify my information. To my surprise, I even found research showing that we have a Happiness Set Point. I’m still checking this out.cartoon

Prevention describes the weight  “Set Point ” as the weight at which your body likes to be and at which your body can stay with little effort. If you use a scale, (which I don’t anymore), it would be the number on the scale that your weight normally hovers around and doesn’t much like to budge from. If you use the tape measure, it would be the numbers on the tape measure where your body is quite happy to stay.

You may even think of a time in the past that you lost 10 or 20 pounds and then, ever so sadly, gained it all back in a few months. Your body’s natural tendency was to jump right back to it’s  “set point” so it could hang out there with ease…..unless we have created a new set point.


Your heredity and your environment (starting even at the moment of conception) determine your set point. As years pass by, excess food and lack of exercise will override the natural tendency of your body to stay at its set point. This leads to a higher and less healthy set point. As weight is gained slowly, over the years, your body becomes deceived into thinking that your set point should be higher. In fact, it resets your set point. If your weight dips below – or even above – this newly determined set point, your metabolism goes to work in an attempt to restore the set point weight.


The very good news is that, YES, your “set point” can be changed. Set Points are hard to change, but not impossible.

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.  Luke 1:37 KJV

Changing your set point requires patience and consistency. Just knowing it can be done, should bring you confidence and encouragement. And the even better news is that once it is lowered to a new SetPoint, it wants to stay at this new lower number. Praise the Lord for this thought to think on.



1Believe it Can be Changed

2Pray and Ask God for Direction, Help, and Patience to be Consistent

3Set a Watch over Your Mouth Refusing to Speak What You See but Do Not Want

Your tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Ps 45:3……..because you can have what you say.penforwriting

4Become Trained in a New Way of Eating until that Way of Life is on Autopilot (Fun, Easy and Just Like You)

Join us at Team Fabulous for Baby Step Training: Spirit, soul, and body. You will learn and develop habits of success and become trained in taking them to autopilot (where the miracle occurs).babystepsw text

5Adopt a Consistent Exercise Regimen and take it to Autopilot

Exercise and variety in exercise may be the single best way to boost your metabolism. Your program needs to include both Cardio and Strength Training. You will receive this training too with Team Fabulous.

6Give Yourself Time

It takes six months of consistency to reset your Set Point. Remember the Chinese Bamboo Tree, and let time be your friend.

7Live with Gratefulness and Joyful Expectation that Your Set Point is Changing

Sometimes it takes offering the sacrifice of Thanksgiving, but with the vision of the New You, it becomes exciting.



Dani Rotramel

Dani Rotramel

I’m Dani Rotramel. I am a Christian and for the past 45 years have loved helping others (especially women) learn simple strategies to go to the next level in their fitness and health.

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