Set Points (9/14)

Experts are finding more evidence to support our bodies have a predetermined weight where they feel very comfortable, called a set point.It’s very difficult to lose weight permanently, and likewise difficult to gain weight permanently. The body is very smart and adapts to weight loss or gain by altering metabolism and hormones that affect appetite and satiety. Instead of focusing on a goal weight, it’s better to follow healthy habits and find out where your body feels the most comfortable and the weight is easy to maintain.

Contributor: Rebekah Basham, RD, PA-C from village farm life

Written by James Metcalfe

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