In today’s podcast Lucy McConnell and I are going to be talking about Set Point Theory, which states that our bodies have a preset weight range hardwired into our DNA. According to this theory, our weight and how much it changes from that set point might be limited.
In this episode we discuss:
- What set point theory is
- How much of our makeup is genetically determined including weight
- The factors that influence bodyweight
- The systems in the body that regulate weight to maintain this set point
- What happens when you go above and below your set point
- The overshoot phenomenon
- How long weight redistribution takes to occur
- Plus tips for navigating weight restoration and bodyweight redistribution in hypothalamic amenorrhea and eating disorder recovery
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