Your Set-Point Weight 101

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Warm-Up

It’s all good if you don’t know the answers. You will get another shot at this quiz later in the lesson.

Q1

Your long-term weight is determined by a series of hormonal signals released from your gut, organs, and fat cells, which travel to the brain. The brain then regulates how much you eat and burn.



True

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

False

Try again and don’t worry…today’s lesson will clear this up.

Q2

Someone with a “fast metabolism” has a lower set-point weight than someone with a “slow metabolism.”



True

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

False

Try again and don’t worry…today’s lesson will clear this up.

Q3

Your “set-point weight” refers to the level of stored fat your body automatically maintains no matter how many calories you eat.



True

Try again and don’t worry…today’s lesson will clear this up.

False

Correct! You are about to learn exactly why.

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inSANE

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Note 1



Why don’t obese individuals gain weight forever?

Note 2



Why can’t you diet your way down to zero pounds?

Note 3



For the same reason starvation fails 95.4% of the time long-term: You cannot win battles against your basic biology (aka set-point).

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SANE

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Note 1



The four synonymous terms used to describe how fat loss works are homeostatic control system, lipostat, adiposity negative feedback system, or the set-point.

Note 2



This isn’t controversial. Only two things need to be tested to prove the set-point. Both have been tested and proven in every applicable study that has ever examined them.

Note 3



Calories count, but you don’t need to count them. You need to heal your body and lower your set-point. Fortunately, this is simple.

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Quiz

Remember these? Give them one more try now that you’ve spent a few minutes going SANE.

Q1

Your long-term weight is determined by a series of hormonal signals released from your gut, organs, and fat cells, which travel to the brain. The brain then regulates how much you eat and burn.



True

Correct! The key here is LONG-TERM. While consciously cutting or gorging on calories may change your weight SHORT-TERM, your “set-point” (aka brain + hormones + digestive system) determines your weight LONG-TERM.

False

Try again.

Q2

Someone with a “fast metabolism” has a lower set-point weight than someone with a “slow metabolism.”



True

Correct! You already understand the idea of the set-point intuitively. What you call a fast metabolism is what researchers call a “low set-point” and what you call a slow metabolism is what researchers call a “high set-point.”

False

Try again.

Q3

Your “set-point weight” refers to the level of stored fat your body automatically maintains no matter how many calories you eat.



True

Try again.

False

Correct! It refers to a system that TRIES to maintain a healthy level of body fat. However, much like how the wrong QUALITY of food compromises your body’s ability to maintain a healthy level of blood sugar (aka Type 2 Diabetes), the wrong QUALITY of food can cause your body to maintain an unhealthy level of body fat.

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