Following on from discovering that you have a body weight Set Point and that your body slams on the brakes and stops you from losing any more weight once your weight drops a certain level below your Set Point (known as a weight loss plateau), you’re probably now wondering what your particular Set Point might be for you. While it’s not absolutely essential for you to know what it is in order for you to continue to lose weight naturally and successfully, it’s still very handy to know.
Once you know what your body weight Set Point is (along with the signs and signals your body gives you to let you know you’ve reached that point where your body is getting ready to replenish and restore its fat stores to what it was before), you will know precisely when it is you are to respond with the simple yet powerful strategies I will be sharing with you over the new few blog posts.
These strategies will help you to knowingly start lowering your Set Point instead of raising it unsuspectingly as you have done in the past.
Determining Your Body’s Particular Body Weight Set Point
So how do you determine your body’s Set Point? It’s quite easy.
If you’re not dieting at present or if you haven’t dieted for a while, your Set Point would be the general weight you have constantly maintained over the last 3 months or so, i.e., what you normally weigh.
However, if you have been following a diet plan, you have probably noticed that there is a particular weight you magically (but annoyingly) revert back to each time you stop dieting, whether you stop dieting by choice or, what is more likely, that you simply can’t sustain your diet any longer due to the insatiable hunger pangs and cravings you experience.
After all the time and effort you put into your diet, you just seem to end up back at the weight you started, if not a little more. Frustrating, right? Well, that particular weight is most likely to be your Set Point.
As frustrating as it is to end back where you started, at least you now know that:-
- Your body has a Set Point,
- your weight is going to continue reverting back to that Set Point (or slightly higher) if you don’t know how to re-set it at a lower point, and also
- once known, your Set Point can now serve as a reference point for you to take a different course of action to achieve a different and more desired result
So, right now, take a note of what you believe your body weight set point is based on your usual weight over the last 3 months if you haven’t been dieting, or, the weight you usually revert back to after you have stopped dieting.
Then get ready to find out what signals your body gives you to let you know that it’s about to slam the brakes on, put you on that weight loss plateau and then throw the weight you lost back at you. Some signals are obvious (once you know what they are, while others are not).
The main reason you want to know what these signals are along with your body weight set point is so that you will know when to take action in order for you to skip or at least greatly minimize your time on that weight loss plateau and actually keep losing weight instead!
Until then, take care
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