Resetting Your Set Point? What do you think?
Thursday, December 03, 2009
I listened to a weight-loss podcast that I downloaded from I-Tunes yesterday called "Cut the Fat." I don't know what the credentials of the podcasters were, but they gave me a new perspective that I want to share.
They recommended losing 10% or so of your body weight and then maintaining that weight loss for 2-6 months before continuing to lose the next 10%. The premise was that this "reset your setpoint". They said that when you lose weight slowly, in waves, you tend NOT to go back up to the high weight again.
I had never heard this before, but it is EXACTLY the way I lost 40 pounds ten years ago and it appears to be the same way I'm losing the 40 pounds this time. I lost 20 pounds from May-August and then...nothing! Maybe the 4 months I thought I was STAGNATING or being LAZY, I was actually listening to my body and taking the time to reset my set point; to redefine my "normal" weight?
All I know is I'm ready to take on the next 10%, mentally and physically. The weight appears to be coming off more easily now that 've had that several months of just maintaining.
Hmmm. Just a new perspective. So tell me what you think? Is this the way it works for you, or do you think it's nonsense??
You know I've promised to report my basics to keep myself on the straight-and-narrow, so here's my WarrVests:
Water - 9 glasses; Weight: 157.5 (down 1.5)
Alcohol - none, but I did think about it. (good thing that's not fattening!)
Read - didn't read the cards but listened to two podcasts
Record everything - yes
Vitamins - Yes, adding this to my list has helped me be more consistent
Exercise - YES, killer PowerPump class and 50 minutes of cardio
Snacks - 2 sugar free popsicles in the evening
Table - yes
Slow down! - NO, I was STARVED when I got home from class and did my Hoover vaccuum impression...
Have an awesome day everyone! Take care of yourself and make it an excellent day to be proud of!