Entries by SANE2

Your Set-Point Weight

  “The set-point theory of body weight regulation is based on a large body of empiric evidence.”– D.S. Weigle, University of Washington Our fat metabolism system automatically regulates our weight around a “set-point.” That set-point is why no matter how little we eat or how much we exercise, we generally end up weighing the same. […]

How To Lower Your Set-Point Weight

  “Set-points are not fixed.”  –R.E. Keesey, University of Wisconsin You can stray from your set-point weight temporarily by lowering the quantity of food you eat and raising the quantity of exercise you do. Yet you cannot adjust your set-point weight itself unless you focus on changing the quality of the food and exercise. The […]

Calorie Quality Factor 1: Satiety (the “S” in SANE)

  “Food intake occurs until signals arising largely from the gastrointestinal tract are interpreted by the central nervous system to produce…satiety” – D.S. Weigle, University of Washington A calorie is not a calorie when it comes to filling us up and keeping us full. Ever notice how a six-pack of beer makes people eat more […]

Calorie Quality Factor 1: Satiety (Part 2)

  “Protein, along with fiber and water, were significantly and positively correlated with satiety scores.” – T.L. Halton, Harvard University In addition to water and fiber (Part 1), the amount of protein in food impacts whether our brain is telling us we are hungry or full. While water and fiber help us feel satisfied by […]