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Author Topic: Weight Set Point?  (Read 1789 times)

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Offline FiercenBed

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Weight Set Point?
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:27:01 PM »
2 years ago i weighed 155lbs. within about a years time i got down to 120. one of the red flags to geta test. anway iv bn on meds since june and i gained 15 pounds in a month. i was like thank god. well now i cant get about 135lbs. i eat 4 meals a day. a pretty major dinner.....<meat 2 vegs>. nota lota snacking though. iv even tried those gnc nasty weight gain shakes.

so im hell hacking 'doctor wizard' about y i cant break 135lbs. and he sez mayb itz my new weight set point. i asked what does that mean? he smart assed replied well mayb thatz what god wants u to weigh. he thought it was a joke; i didnt find very funny.

anyway...iv heard of set points in vl & cd4s. has anyone heard of a weight set point?

Offline fondeveau

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Re: Weight Set Point?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2007, 08:35:55 PM »
I've been seeing the same doctor, that is, primary care  physicians, for ten years or more.  Each year at our annual physical, I would have thought that my weight was either ten pounds greater  and ten pounds  lighter depending on my latest diet, etc.  Surprise, he showed me that my weight was consistent to within a pound over all those years. 

Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Weight Set Point?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2007, 08:37:50 PM »
Hi there - I have never heard of that term. I normally hear about BMI - Body Mass Index

Here are some links for you - Hope they're helpful  :-\

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Body_mass_index

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioelectrical_impedance_analysis

Offline Tucsonwoody

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Re: Weight Set Point?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007, 09:47:49 PM »
Here is a definition of set point:

"The current theory is that when you've finished growing, you have a stable weight range, known as your set-point - that is, the weight your body maintains when you consistently...

    * eat when you are hungry
    * stop eating when you are full and
    * exercise moderately

Your set-point may fluctuate 5-10 pounds (2-5 kgs.), but for most non-dieting adults, set-point stays relatively stable."

http://www.region.peel.on.ca/health/commhlth/bodyimg/setpt.htm#1
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