Controlling Your Body Fat

Controlling Your Body Fat
▪️As modern research progresses, there seems to be more data backed by the “Set Point theory” which suggest that a biological system may be responsible for metabolic changes. ⁣
▪️The research is not absolute on the matter and specific mechanisms remain unclear, but this may produce some “food for thought” to those who believe that the set point doesn’t exist. Some say that it should be preferably called “Settling point” and that it’s more involved with environmental factors rather than physiological ones. ⁣

▪️Others advocate that the two (set and settling points) can coexist and should not be mutually exclusive, which is more likely the case.⁣
▪️I digress..⁣..

▪️Have you ever noticed your body trying to fight back when your goal is to lose body fat? As you continuously lose weight, you feel more lethargic, hungrier than normal and, before you know it, you’re back to the weight that you started with. ⁣⁣
▪️On the other side of the spectrum, when you start bulking (and do so for a while) suddenly eating all the calories becomes more difficult, hunger decreases and.. you actually start losing weight.⁣⁣
▪️How does this happen? ⁣⁣
▪️When we start losing fat, our appetite increases, and that is largely due to a hormone called leptin, which is produced by the fat cells. ⁣

▪️In other words, more triglycerides within the cell creates more Leptin, which will increase metabolic rate and decrease hunger.⁣⁣

▪️However, less triglycerides within the fat cells will lead to less Leptin, which decreases metabolic rate and increases hunger.⁣⁣⁣
▪️Based on out genetics, we tend to maintain a certain body weight and body fat, and if we start to fluctuate, then our appetite, behavior, and energy expenditure tends to adjust accordingly.⁣⁣

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