Chances are you have heard about body fat set point before…
it’s the tendency of your body to keep the same fat levels you have in your body.
Said in another way,…
it’s the way for your body to stay on the same body fat levels (on average).
And in case the definition of body fat is not clear, it simply means all the tissue in your body that’s fat – the rest can be classified as Lean Body Mass (LBM), which includes muscles just as it is organs, hair, and even water.
But with a body fat set point, it sounds like something like losing fat should be either impossible or hard to do it…
and you’d be right.
The thing is that the same number of fat cells in your body will stay the same regardless of how much you lose fat, but the size of those cells is what it reduces, but…
losing fat is something simple to do.
When you want to lose fat, you’re telling your body that you want to use the fat cells in your body already as energy… that’s it.
The way you deliver this message to your body is by letting it know that it’s okay to use it as energy, to which you need to have some type of changes in your energy balance.
Sure, the food you eat can be the answer, but it’s not the only option.
You could simply focus on increasing how much energy you need to use in your day so that you also tell your body the same message.
And I’m not talking about doing hours of cardio or spending hours at the gym.
The most influential part of the energy balance equation is what’s called as Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT)… which means all the activities you are not aware of it when doing it.
So fidgeting, moving your arms when explaining things, or walking count as NEAT… again, when not done on purpose (otherwise, it becomes some type of exercise).
In that way, you will eventually get over the tendency of your body to get to its current body fat set point and then create a new body fat set point…
which is how your body would keep your new weight.
That is assuming you managed to keep the weight you lose off – which for most, it’s where the challenge is.
Either way, you need to know both how to overcome your current body tendency to your body fat set point and then know how to let your body know it’s okay to stay at that new weight, thus resetting your body fat set point.
Something to consider when looking for an approach to losing fat – more than just the fact of losing it as fast as possible.
And if you want to know how a more slow approach to losing fat than a quick and fast one can be the answer to keeping your weight off, then you’re gonna want to click the link below:
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Nothing special or magical, and it’s meaningless compared to when you have the most important thing in place, but they can help you start seeing some quick results when using them.
Check it out and see it for yourself.
Ivan @ Fitnessthetic