Weight Loss Numbers Are Meaningless
Sunday, December 15, 2013
without the weight set point coming along.
I am an exerciser but never a dieter. So I'm new to this weight loss game through dieting. I've read many accounts of Sparkers who lost a bunch of weight but only to gain it back. I couldn't understand why. After all, when the weight started to come back, why couldn't they do something?
A coworker also tipped me off a couple of months back when I was losing weight rapidly, she said something to the effect of wait until you are on the up cycle.
I was doing the TurboCharged program and hit the max weight loss number at 20 lbs. Then for about a week, it stalled. Right around the same time, I got interested in the Leptin Diet and switched over. Eating according to the Leptin principals means 3 meals a day with no snack. I like the discipline with this method and figured that I would gain back some weight as the 20 lbs number wasn't real. If I would gain back 5 and keep 15, that would be a huge success.
The theory is that if I dieted too long and stalled, the coming rebound in weight gain will be huge. So I decided to quit while I was ahead and jumped on the Leptin plan hoping that my set point will be around 15 lbs loss. So far so good, my weight seems to stabilize at 15 lbs loss.
I've read that one reason people hit the plateau is because too much toxins in the fat cells. You have to remove the toxins through drinking a lot of water. Also the sauna is another method to help getting rid of the toxins. The removal of toxins can take months. So I'm hoping that my set point will stay around here for 6 months before I'll try to do anything.
Here is a graph showing that lab animals gained back the weight after calorie restriction diet was removed. They were back to their set points.