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"December 99"


Body Fat and the Set Point

By James Spicer

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I hope everybody survived Thanksgiving and are committed to set a new standard.
It seems like most people aren't as concerned with being healthy as they are looking good and losing weight.

This month I would like to talk to you about your body’s set point as it relates to being thin or overweight. If you diet without exercise you are likely to experience the dilemma of your own bodies set point.

You may ask what is a set point?
{The set point is your body’s internal mechanism that regulates the amount of body fat you would normally have.}
After a couple days of reduced calorie intake, the body adjusts by lowering its (BMR) basal metabolic rate, thus allowing more efficient use of the calories. This automatic biological response makes it more difficult to lose weight while dieting. To make matters worse by lowering the BMR, the dieter may cause a physiologic change that makes weight gain easier after the diet is broken.
You’re probably wondering how can I reset my set point?
The #1 way, is to increase your physical exercise. To date this is the only known way to lower your set point, raise your basal metabolic rate (BMR), and program your body by intaking less fat than it did before.
Exercising aerobically (walkablocking) will give your body more oxygen for energy, burn fat as fuel and, most important, it will help you to jumpstart your metabolism and ultimately allowing you to have a healthier and leaner body.
If you incorporate exercise, power breathing and eating live water enriched foods like I stated in past articles, you will condition your set point to be where it needs to be to ensure optimum fitness and health levels.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a safe New Year (oh yeah don't forget to put together your New Years Resolution list, make 50% of it fitness related).

May GOD be with you during the holidays.

Warmest regards,

James Spicer,