A healthy balanced diet is only one component of an effective weight loss plan. After all, we all know that we need to eat less and move more. Why is it then, that the vast majority of diets fail? Is it a lack of motivation? Or is it something else?
An emerging theory is that our genes, environment, and more play a “hidden” role in our set body weight. And that as we try to lose weight, the body fights back in order to maintain its natural “set point“. Scientists have dubbed this the “set point theory” and, if true, it could be the missing puzzle piece that explains why we have so much trouble maintaining a leaner body.
Here are 3 actionable steps to change your body weight set point for good:
- Reduce your body fat percentage (%) by eating in a calorie deficit.
- Build muscle with strength training.
- Maintain your new body weight by tracking your calorie intake.
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