Keys to Change Your Weight SetPoint
You can change your weight set point. In the last post, I shared with you what the Set Point is and how it stubbornly resists change (the weight at which your body wants to weigh.) This fact can work for your good once it is repaired and humming optimally. Here are a few very critical things to remember:
Set Your Goal for 10 Pound Loss Increments
Scientific evidence supports losing no more than 10% of your body weight at a time. That seems to be the amount of weight you can lose before your body starts to fight back. Your body’s set point and all of it multitude of regulatory hormones dictate the effectiveness of this 10% loss. Some can lose more than 10% at a time, but only a very precious few can maintain that loss. Research I did in 2008 indicated this 10 # loss should be stabilized over a 6 month time frame before beginning the next 10# loss to reset your set point again. Current research done by Jonathan Bailor and a team at Harvard Medical School reveals a wellness engineering program that can significantly reduce this waiting period. I will be sharing prinicples and strategies in the upcoming Fabufit Course: Change Your Set Point.
The key focus will be learning how to optimize the internal controls that govern this very complex process of orchestrated hormones that act as messengers that run via nerves between your brain and stomach.
New Forever Lifestyle Habits Must be Taken to Autopilot
Health destroying habits may have overridden you body’s natural tendency to stay at its set point and lead to a higher, less healthy set point. Perhaps you’ve had a slow but gradual weight gain over the past few decades. This has tricked your body into thinking that your set point should really be higher. This has reset your normal set point. Each time you try to lose weight, your body fights to defend the higher weight. Weight loss may have become very difficult to impossible.
Resetting your set point requires new forever lifestyle habits that you will take to autopilot. They will become second nature to you. Consistency with small habits soon leads to routines. Routines become who you are. Autopilot kicks in. Willpower is needed less and less as you walk in an anointing of autopilot. This will be quite doable and fun following baby steps. The slimming dance begins.
Avoid any Crash Diet or Insane Amount of Exercise
Increasing your exercise to insane amounts will not work long-term. Crash dieting will not work. Your metabolism with create a compensatory reaction to both of these actions in order to maintain its fuel reserves. If pushed to extremes, your metabolism pushes back. Traditional eating paths for inch loss dictate eating less and exercising more. This has led to a 94.5% failure rate. New information leads to new thinking and new proven results. In the upcoming Changing Your Set Point course, we will be eating more (of quality foods) and exercising less (using smarter strategies.)
Think about your metabolism like the tires on your car:The more miles you put on it, the less responsive it becomes. Quote from Jill Coleman , Director of Instructor Training for Metabolic Effect
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Change Your Set Point (Part III) will give you 7 important steps to take in order to change your Set Point (the weight at which your body wants to weigh.)