Apr 12, 2018
If you feel like you're doing everything right in your weight loss quest... maybe you are. Maybe your body is fighting you and you don't even know it.
We all "know" what we need to do to lose weight and get healthy. The basics, anyway - right? We need to get active, burn more calories than we consume, and make better food choices. Unfortunately, even when we're SURE we're getting it right... we might still not be seeing the results we expect. "WHAT GIVES?!" You may find yourself screaming into the heavens. This is the part where you usually start questioning what you're doing. We naturally assume we MUST be doing something wrong, and we look to make a change or we seek out one of those mythical "magic pills" or quick fix solutions or programs everyone peddles on the internet and TV.
What if I told you there might ACTUALLY be something deeper at play here? That despite the lack of results you see on the scale and in the mirror... you're not entirely off-base with how you're approaching your fitness and nutrition efforts? Now, before we go any further, I need to be clear that I am NOT saying this is for-sure the cause of any one person's problem. What I'm doing here is highlighting a theory in the fitness world that may hold some answers for some people (including me).
"Set-Point Theory" posits that much like our bodies fight to maintain our body temperature at a "set-point" of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit, so too does our body fight to maintain us at a "set-point" weight. While the body temperature set-point is much the same for every human being on the planet, the set-point weight varies from person to person and depends on many factors. The body fights to maintain this "set-point" in two main ways, and the short version here is... it's doing it for a VERY good, but slightly out-dated reason. As for how, why, and how to deal with this? That's exactly what we discuss in Episode 83 of the So THIS Is Fitness podcast.
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