How To Change Your Body’s Set Point

Body weight is a major determinant of health. Each individual has a set point for their body type. A set point for your body is the idea that your body is programmed to be a certain weight and store a ratio of fat unique to you. If you attempt to change that set point weight for your body type, your body will attempt to greatly resist any change being enforced upon it.

Believe it or not, your body set point can actually be changed. But it will take a bit of persistence and consistency on your behalf. Once you reach your set point, typically your body needs four to eight weeks to adjust itself to the new weight. Your set point isn’t always a specific weight, it can be a range a few pounds within that number. If you notice a number you’re typically stuck at – that could be your set point.

1. Add vinegar to your diet
Two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in the morning can make a big difference in your body’s composition. Research studies prove that it has the ability to reduce body fat, especially in the abdominal region.

2. Cut out junk
Refined foods and sugars like pasta, cereal, white bread, and pastries will add more fat to your body composition. The more you eat these types of food, the higher tendency your body develops to hold onto fat.

3. Clean out your environment
Hunger is not the main ingredient that drives consumption. Boredom, lethargy, and entertainment drives many of us to reach for salty snacks and sugary sweets. Cleaning out your environment from fake foods and swapping them with whole foods will satisfy your hunger.

4. Slow and sure wins the race
Changing the composition of your body, particularly muscle to fat ratio, takes time. Remain consistent in your exercise and diet.