114. Explaining Set Point Theory, Overshoot and Weight Redistribution in HA and ED Recovery

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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