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Women’s World SANE Review: How to Achieve Automatic Weight Loss (By Lowering Your Setpoint)

Women’s World Review of The Setpoint Diet

Do you think automatic weight loss is impossible? We don’t blame you. Like everyone else, you’ve probably been taught — and know from your own experience — that losing weight is hard. There is nothing easy or automatic about it.

To lose weight, the “experts” tell you, you have to really work at it. You have to count the calories of every food you eat or think of eating while exercising like crazy. You also have to…well…starve yourself. Starvation is the only way you’ll be able to force your body to burn fat, the “experts” also tell you. (By starvation, we mean dropping your calorie intake below what your body needs.)

What these “experts” never really tell you is that starving your way to slim never keeps you slim. Everyone who has ever gone on a starvation-type diet knows this to be true. How many times have you lost 20 or 30 pounds, only to gain it all back plus a dozen more pounds after you go off the diet? Probably too many times to count. Right?

Well…that was then. Today is a new day. Hundreds of thousands of people have achieved automatic weight loss by following the simple plan outlined in The Setpoint Diet book. The plan is so effective that Woman’s World magazine featured the setpoint diet as their success story of the week. Woman’s World not only details the diet, but it also tells the stories of three women who used the setpoint diet to achieve automatic weight loss.

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One of them, 80-year-old Jean Simmons, was living in a nursing home when she discovered Jonathan Bailor’s setpoint diet. Wanting to experience automatic weight loss, she asked the nursing home staff for help in increasing vegetables and protein in her diet. Within five months, she dropped 50 pounds, regained her strength, and left the nursing home. Today Jean is physically active, healthy and happy. Jean’s story is not unique. The automatic weight loss that she and hundreds of thousands of people have experienced can also be yours.

The Setpoint Diet Way to Automatic Weight Loss

The Setpoint Diet differs from other diets in that it is based on solid science. For more than 15 years, Jonathan Bailor painstakingly analyzed hundreds of peer-reviewed, double-blind clinical research studies regarding the metabolism and the causes of weight gain/loss. (Double-blind studies are when neither the participants nor the experimenters know who is given a certain treatment. Double-blind studies help prevent biased research results and are thus considered the highest standard in clinical research trials.)

Jonathan’s 15+ year research odyssey was prompted by more than just idle curiosity. To pay his way through college, the naturally thin Jonathan had gotten a job as a personal trainer at a popular gym. His job was to help his clients lose weight, yet he was less than successful (to put it mildly.)

Jonathan’s Failure…

Day-by-day, his clients — smart, professional, ambitious, health-conscious men and women — told him they were not losing the amount of weight they should be losing. They were frustrated, becoming more so each time he told them they needed to “give it time.” And like a good personal trainer, he gave them advice, too. They needed to work harder, he told them. Eat less and exercise more. After all, for as long as anyone can remember, that’s what the “experts” have always said is necessary for weight loss. That principle was a central part of Jonathan’s training as a personal trainer.

While Jonathan was telling his clients to work harder, he was downing shots of olive oil to try to gain weight. One day, while he was taking his daily shot of olive oil, Jonathan had an epiphany. What if, he thought, some muscular guy was looking at him thinking that if he only tried harder, he’d be able to gain weight and build muscle.

And His “Automatic Weight Loss” Breakthrough

In that instant, Jonathan realized he and his clients were in the same boat. He couldn’t gain weight and they couldn’t lose it. And they were both getting sicker and more unhappy by the day trying something that obviously didn’t work.

Jonathan quit his job as a personal trainer because he couldn’t bear hurting his clients anymore with advice he now knew was incorrect. But it ignited a passion in him to discover the truth that he — and almost everyone else — had been denied.

Hoping for direction in how to proceed, Jonathan turned to his college professor parents. They told him that the failure with weight gain/loss he and his clients were experiencing was likely an information problem. They advised him to consult primary research studies to find out what science says about metabolism and weight issues.

Thus began his long research journey. And what he discovered shocked him. Nothing, absolutely nothing he had been taught about weight gain/loss was true. Nothing.

It’s Not About Calories

One of the biggest “untruths” Jonathan discovered is weight gain and loss is not about the number of calories you take in or exercise off. It’s not about intentionally creating a calorie deficit. Rather, your weight is controlled by your setpoint.

In simple terms, setpoint weight is that the level of stored fat the body works to maintain by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones, genes, and brain. It has little to do with the quantity of calories you consume.

It works like this: your brain, digestive system, and hormones communicate with each other through several feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat and blood sugar at a specific level, otherwise known as your setpoint.

A good way to understand the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint is to think of it like the thermostat in your house. Because of the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system responds to the weather outside and keeps your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

Why Starvation Diets Fail

When you look at it this way, do you see how counterproductive it is to go on the latest starvation diet to try to shed some pounds? The minute you slash calories, a metabolic alarm goes off, letting your body know you’re not eating as much as you normally do. What happens then? You become ravenously hungry because the levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin are increased, courtesy of the hypothalamus in the brain.

Meanwhile, your metabolism slows down to conserve calories so you don’t starve to death, and your body sends most of the calories you do consume to your fat cells. This is because, during a famine, which your body thinks you are in, excess body fat is essential for survival. To help conserve these fat stores, your body also starts burning muscle for energy, further slowing the metabolism.

Yes, you will lose weight on a starvation-type diet. But the weight loss primarily comes from water and muscle. As soon as you go off the diet, you gain it back because your metabolism is now slower than it was before you began the diet…and because your body overreacts to the starvation period and raises your setpoint weight.

The only way to lose weight long term is to lower your setpoint weight.

Setpoint Weight, Automatic Weight Loss, and the Importance of High-Quality Calories

The big problem with most weight loss diets is that they practice the calorie deficit theory of weight loss, which treats all calories the same. That is, if you reduce the number of calories consumed by a certain amount, you will lose a certain amount of weight. And it doesn’t matter where those calories come from.

According to the calorie deficit theory of weight loss, if you want to eat a nutritious diet composed primarily of non-starchy veggies, protein, and whole-food fats, that’s fine. As long as you do not exceed, say, 1,500 calories per day. On the other hand, if you want to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the fast food restaurant down the street, that’s fine, too. As long as you stay within your limit of 1,500 calories per day.

Why a Calorie is Not the Same as Every Other Calorie

Science shows, however, that this is just not true. Calories vary greatly in their effect on the body depending on the foods from which they come. Some foods, such as protein and non-starchy vegetables, are digested slowly, keeping blood glucose levels steady. This prevents weight gain (or promotes weight loss.) In other words, these foods support a low setpoint weight.

Other foods, such as grains and sugar, are quickly converted into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream. This causes a spike in blood sugar levels, triggering a release of insulin that is needed to shuttle the excess glucose to your cells. Insulin, though, is also a fat-storage hormone. Eating a regular diet of sugar, starchy carbs, and processed foods demand the almost constant presence of insulin in your bloodstream. Insulin will shuttle most of the glucose to your fat cells.

This means that your non-fat cells are not getting fed. That’s bad news. Before long, your non-fat cells signal the brain that they’re starving. Even though you may be eating plenty of food, your brain doesn’t know that. It thinks you need more food, so it elevates your setpoint weight.

Do you see how the difference in the quality of the calories you consume affects your body and your weight?

Your Setpoint Will Handle It

While it is true that a calorie deficit is necessary for weight loss, it is not your job to create that deficit. Rather, your body is perfectly capable of burning off a tremendous amount of excess calories without you even breaking a sweat. It actually increases the calorie burn of several metabolic processes while also regulating your calorie intake automatically to keep you within range of your setpoint weight.

Once you lower your setpoint weight, your body will take care of the rest. But how do you lower your setpoint weight? You do this by eating high-quality calories.

How High-Quality Calories Trigger Automatic Weight Loss

As Women’s World points out in the article, high-quality calories are loaded with nutrients that steady blood sugar and reduce inflammation. As a result, your cravings for foods that raise blood sugar and cause inflammation to diminish. This lowers setpoint weight. No willpower or struggle or calorie counting required.

And it’s incredibly easy to do. The Women’s World article gives sample menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. But you don’t have to follow a particular menu. All you need to do is keep a few basic principles in mind.

4 Dietary Principles that Trigger Automatic Weight Loss

Here are a few principles that lower setpoint weight and trigger automatic weight loss.

1. Focus on eating MORE setpoint-lowering foods

Foods proven to lower setpoint weight include non-starchy vegetables, high-quality protein, and whole food fats.

When you focus on eating more setpoint lowering foods, you will automatically eat fewer foods that raise setpoint weight. If you do that, you’ll automatically follow this next principle.

2. Reduce or eliminate heavily processed foods.

Instead, focus on eating foods in their natural states as much as possible. This means choose vegetables that you could have grown yourself (fresh or frozen) without artificial flavorings, preservatives or chemicals. Choose lean meats (fresh or frozen) that contain no added preservatives or other ingredients. Bread and cereals, even whole grain ones, are not in their natural states because there is no such thing as a bread or cereal tree. These foods undergo extensive processing before they arrive at the supermarket.

3. Shop the perimeter of the supermarket

The center of the supermarket is where you’ll find all the processed foods. These foods can be awfully tempting, especially when you’re first starting out with the setpoint diet. To avoid temptation, try to stay close to the interior walls of the supermarket. This is where you’ll find meats, poultry, vegetables, fruits, and dairy. (Dairy is not a big part of the setpoint diet, but we do recommend plain nonfat Greek yogurt and cottage cheese because of their high protein content.)

4. Focus on all the delicious SANE foods you CAN Eat

Most diets you’ve tried probably told you what you can’t have. Of course, all this does is make you focus on what you can’t have. This causes you to crave those forbidden foods and, before long, you give in to those cravings. It’s time to change that. Instead of focusing on what you can’t have, focus on all the delicious SANE foods you CAN have. When you do this, you’re brain and eyes will automatically seek out all the setpoint-lowering foods at the supermarket. Foods that you barely noticed before will be front-and-center in your attention focus on the SANE foods you can have. Try it and see!

Ready for Automatic Weight Loss? Try the Setpoint Diet

There is so much information about the metabolism, setpoint, and automatic weight loss in The Setpoint Diet book that we couldn’t possibly include all of it in this article. However, we couldn’t end this article without covering one more thing — the 4 basic food groups of the setpoint diet.

Non-Starchy Vegetables

10+ servings per day

Consuming at least 10 servings of non-starchy vegetables per day is a central component of the setpoint diet. You can reach 10 servings by including a little more than 3 servings of non-starchy veggies with each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner.)

You don’t even have to count servings. Simply fill half your plate with non-starchy veggies at each main meal. Or, whip up nutritious setpoint-lowering green smoothies using a couple servings of green leafy veggies as a base. Put these green leafies in a high-powered blender, add a couple servings of other (preferably green) veggies, a serving of low-sugar fruit (if desired), and water or almond milk. Blend until smooth.

Great non-starchy vegetable choices include:

  • Asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Eggplant
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Spinach

Nutrient-Dense Protein

3-5 servings per day, 30-55 grams per main meal.

Nutrient-dense or concentrated sources of protein are foods that have more calories coming from protein than from fat or carbohydrates.

Eating at least 30 grams of protein at one sitting is essential for triggering muscle protein synthesis, a condition in which the body refreshes and renews lean tissue. This rebuilds muscle, increasing metabolism.

A single serving of protein is about as large as two of your palms, whether it is in the form of lean meat, cottage cheese, or nonfat Greek yogurt. But don’t get hung up on measuring servings sizes. All you need to do is fill up a third of your plate with nutrient-dense protein. This should ensure you get 30-55 grams of protein.

Great nutrient-dense protein options include:

  • Chicken
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Oysters
  • Perch
  • Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Salmon
  • Tuna

Whole-Food Fats

3-6 servings per day

Contrary to popular belief, eating fat does not cause you to get fat or develop heart disease. Dietary fat is an essential nutrient. The key is to eat the whole-food versions of healthy fats, not just their oils. For instance, eating olives is better than consuming olive oil because the whole food (olives) contain fiber, water, protein, and other nutrients that help to lower setpoint weight.

Cooking with a little healthy oil is fine, though we recommend using coconut oil rather than olive oil for cooking. This is because olive oil has a low “smoke point,” meaning that it starts to burn and smoke at high temperatures. This not only gives a burnt taste to foods, but it also destroys beneficial nutrients.

Fill the remainder of your plate with whole-food fats. Some great whole-fat food options include:

  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Chia Seeds
  • Cocoa/Cacao
  • Coconut
  • Whole Eggs
  • Flax Seeds
  • Olives

Low-Fructose Fruits

0-3 servings per day

The setpoint diet includes low-fructose fruits for those who prefer fruit occasionally. However, you do not have to eat any fruit — ever. Anything fruit can do, non-starchy veggies can do with a lot less sugar!

Some low-fructose fruit options include:

  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Goji Berries
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Strawberries

The Setpoint Diet: Your Key to Automatic Weight Loss

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Are you ready to experience automatic weight loss like the women featured in the Women’s World article? Click here to order The Setpoint Diet book today!

Yo-Yo Dieting Got You Down? Pick UP the Setpoint Diet Book and Do the 21-Day Challenge!

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yo-yo-dieting-setpoint-diet-book-21-day-challengeIf you are an expert yo-yo dieter but don’t want to be — and who does?!!!– we’ve got GREAT news for you! The Setpoint Diet book can help you end yo-yo dieting once and for all. And that’s not all. With the help of the Setpoint Diet book, you will experience steady, effortless weight loss, eventually achieving your ideal weight without hunger. How amazing is that?

Does the term “steady weight loss” scare you? Does it make you think of months and months of torture — giving up your favorite foods — as you s-l-o-w-l-y lose those extra pounds? Please don’t be scared. As you’ll learn by reading The Setpoint Diet book, you will never feel deprived on this diet. You’ll be so full of SANE foods that you won’t have any room for inSANE ones. Plus, there is a SANE substitution for most inSANE foods. Feel better now?

And there’s something else. You now have a choice whether you want to lose weight slowly or more quickly on The Setpoint Diet plan. If you want to lose weight slowly and steadily, simply stick to the SANE eating plan as outlined in The Setpoint Diet book. But if you want to speed up the weight loss, dive right into the 21-Day Challenge.

The 21-Day Challenge contains the most potent combination of SANE nutrition, nutraceuticals, activity, lifestyle habits, and other setpoint-lowering methods ever created. The 21-Day Challenge is designed to lower your setpoint weight by at least 10 pounds every 21-day cycle — permanently.

The Setpoint Diet Book: The Best Way to End Yo-Yo Dieting

Yo-yo dieting, also called weight cycling, is a situation wherein you lose weight and regain it over and over again. It is a common problem. Statistics show that approximately 97% of dieters regain every pound of the weight they lost — and then some — within three years. But we’re not telling you something you probably don’t already know.

If you’re like most people who struggle with their weight, you’ve been on a half dozen or more diets in the past several years. Oh, you lost weight on each diet, sometimes a lot of weight. But you were hungry, irritable, and just plain miserable the entire time you were on the diet. Though you reduced your calorie intake by 500 calories per day — which should have guaranteed you a loss of 1 pound per week, according to the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss — you were lucky to lose a half a pound. Some weeks, you didn’t lose anything or worse….you even gained a couple of pounds.

After a few months of such misery and disappointment, you went off the diet and started eating “normal” meals again. And what happened? That’s right. You started gaining the weight back fairly quickly. In just a few months, you had gained all the weight back plus an additional few pounds. You were worse off than before you started the diet. In fact, it would have been better if you had never gone on that starvation diet in the first place. That’s because starvation dieting, itself, leads to yo-yo dieting.

The Setpoint Diet is the best way to end yo-yo dieting because it addresses the underlying cause of weight gain — which has nothing to do with the quantity of calories you consume! Rather, it has everything to do with your setpoint weight.

The Setpoint Weight, Starvation Dieting, and The Setpoint Diet Book

Setpoint weight is that level of stored fat the body works to maintain by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones, genes, and brain — regardless of the quantity of calories you take in or exercise off.

You see, your body is a finely tuned biological machine that regulates your weight the same way it regulates your blood glucose levels, your body temperature, your blood pressure, and so much more. This is how it regulates your weight: your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to each other through a variety of feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat at a specific level (setpoint weight).

It works similarly to the thermostat in your home. For instance, the thermostat “tells” your heating or air conditioning system not only what the temperature inside your home is, but also what it should be. It instructs the HVAC system to make the temperature whatever it “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers your metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

Just as the HVAC’s job is to obey, without question, the instructions of the thermostat, your body obeys the instructions of your setpoint. This is why starvation dieting will never bring permanent weight-loss results and why it leads to yo-yo dieting.

As you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book, you will lose weight by starvation dieting. But the body fights back. When you start to cut calories, your body’s metabolic alarm goes off, signaling your body that you are not consuming as many calories as usual. In response, your body demands more food and starts burning fewer calories. Appetite goes up, calorie burn goes down. It does everything it can to keep you near your setpoint weight.

Lowering the Setpoint Weight: Key to Permanent Weight Loss

Every frustrated dieter knows, deep down, that cutting calories (starvation dieting) doesn’t work for long-term weight loss. They know it causes them to be heavier in the long run. Yet, they keep trying various starvation-type diets hoping that this time, it will finally work.

Why?

There are many reasons. They might feel they weren’t doing it correctly, or that this diet wasn’t the right one for them. Or they just didn’t have enough willpower, or they didn’t stick with it long enough.

But the biggest reason people keep trying various starvation diets without ultimate success is that they don’t have any other method to replace it with. They’ve been taught that quantity of calories is the most important factor in weight maintenance and weight loss and that they must starve their bodies to force it to burn fat.

Almost every traditional diet is based on this calorie-deficit theory of weight loss, and that’s precisely the problem. You see, the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss is incorrect in the way it is being taught and practiced.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Quantity Vs. Quality of Calories

The calorie-deficit theory of weight loss treats all calories the same. It “says” it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you do not consume more than a certain number of calories per day or week. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Research shows that calories vary greatly in their effects on the body depending upon the sources from which they come. The body quickly digests refined carbs, for instance, and turns them into glucose. This glucose is then rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream, causing a rapid rise in blood glucose levels. The pancreas releases the hormone insulin to take the glucose into your cells.

Consuming a large amount of refined carbs at once — such as a big plate of pasta and two slices of garlic bread — causes a large amount of glucose to enter the bloodstream. Insulin must clear it from your bloodstream before it reaches toxic levels, so it sends most of this glucose straight to your fat cells.

Compare this to what happens when you consume a plate of non-starchy vegetables and a piece of steak. Though vegetables are also carbs, they contain a magic ingredient — fiber. This fiber slows digestion and glucose absorption. Just a little glucose at a time is secreted into the bloodstream, which insulin can easily take to the non-fat cells of the body.

Now let’s discuss this high-protein steak. It takes more calories for your body to digest protein than it does to digest fat or carbohydrate. Plus, protein is almost impossible for your body to store as fat.

So, think about it for a minute. Here’s a person eating a large plate of pasta with two slices of garlic bread. Another person is eating the non-starchy vegetables and steak. Which of the two people will likely gain more weight than the other one? The veggie/steak eater, of course.

Quality of Calories and Setpoint Weight

Not surprisingly, one of the main causes of an elevated setpoint weight is consuming poor-quality calories, such as highly processed foods, starchy carbs, and sugars. Research shows overconsumption of poor-quality calorie calories causes hormonal clogs, neurological inflammation, and gut dysbiosis, which leads to an elevated setpoint weight.

Hormonal Clog

When you have a hormonal clog, your brain no longer receives correct signals from your hormones that normally allow you to burn body fat automatically. You see, the hypothalamus in your brain is responsible for regulating the metabolism. To do this job, it relies on signals from hormones, primarily leptin and insulin, to give it regular status updates on your fat levels.

A poor quality diet jams the signals leptin and insulin try to send the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus can no longer automatically balance calories in with calories out. Instead of working to burn excess fat, the hypothalamus now works to hold onto this fat.

Neurological Inflammation

Neurological inflammation is a contributing factor to a hormonal clog. If the hypothalamus becomes inflamed, it cannot receive correct signals from your hormones. The result is an elevated setpoint weight and weight gain.

Inflammation, it must be stated, is not always a bad thing. It is a necessary function of the immune system. It only becomes dangerous if it continues too long, a condition called “chronic inflammation.” Research shows chronic inflammation to be the underlying cause of many serious health problems.

But inflammation — chronic or otherwise — is not supposed to occur in the brain. The blood-brain barrier is supposed to keep bacteria, toxins, and other foreign invaders out of its fragile environment. When the blood-brain barrier is compromised, however, it becomes “leaky,” allowing these foreign invaders passage into the brain’s environment, causing inflammation.

Gut Dysbiosis

yo-yo-dieting-setpoint-diet-book-21-day-challengeThough your body is composed of an estimated 100 trillion cells, only about 10% of them are human. And most of them live in your digestive system.

The bacteria in the gut have a tremendous effect on your setpoint weight. These gut bacteria extract calories from the foods you eat, store calories for later use as body fat, and much more. They can also influence the development of neurological inflammation.

Good bacteria that line your digestive tracts serve as a barrier against bad bacteria, keeping the bad bacteria from entering your bloodstream and causing inflammation throughout the body. If the balance between good bacteria and bad bacteria shifts, a condition called gut dysbiosis, the bad bacteria can damage your stomach lining and elevate your setpoint weight.

The Setpoint Diet Book: Eating High-Quality Calories to Lower Setpoint Weight

The Setpoint Diet Book tells you which foods are setpoint-lowering (high quality), and which ones are setpoint elevating (low quality). Losing weight with The Setpoint Diet book is as easy as eating MORE high-quality foods. By eating more of these SANE foods, you will automatically avoid inSANE ones! Plus, you’ll be totally satisfied.

Compare The Setpoint Diet book to other diets you’ve tried. Think about those other diets and how you were constantly hungry, tired, and weak. Well…you won’t experience this on the  Setpoint Diet. Are you ready to get started? Click here to order The Setpoint Diet book today.

Don’t Forget to Try the 21-Day Challenge in The Setpoint Diet Book

When you receive The Setpoint Diet book and finish reading it, give the 21-day challenge a try. This challenge is not only the fastest and safest way to lower your setpoint weight by at least 10 pounds in three weeks, but it can also help make the SANE eating and lifestyle upgrades in The Setpoint Diet book habitual.

The 21-Day Challenge combines optimal foods with nutraceuticals, smarter exercise, and other techniques scientifically proven to lower your setpoint weight. Just think of the 21-Day Challenge is a “crash course” in SANE eating, one that will end yo-yo dieting for good!

Next Step: End Yo-Yo Dieting and Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle with the Help of Setpoint Diet Book and the SANE

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The Setpoint Diet Book: The Amazingly Simple Way to Lose Weight

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simple-way-lose-weight-the-setpoint-diet-bookIn the pages of Jonathan Bailor’s latest bestseller The Setpoint Diet book, you’ll find a scientifically proven, simple way to lose weight permanently. Without hunger. Without deprivation or misery or guilt or shame. The Setpoint Diet book doesn’t make you count calories or points. It doesn’t give you endless menus you must follow exactly to reap weight-loss results. Nor does it include complicated rules to remember.

Does this sound like any diet you’ve tried in the past? No? Well, that’s because The Setpoint Diet book is wonderfully different from any other traditional diet. We’ll explain why in a moment. Suffice to say, for now, if you let the principles contained in The Setpoint Diet book sink in, and you start eating SANE foods and practicing SANE lifestyle upgrades, you’ll experience the joy of effortless weight loss.

Stay with it, and you will even experience, perhaps for the first time in your life, what it is like to live in the body of a naturally thin person.

The Setpoint Diet Book and YOU

We know. You’re probably shaking your head right now, wondering when we’re going to reveal the big catch. You’re probably thinking these claims about The Setpoint Diet book, and its effect on your weight, are “too good to be true.” We totally understand your skepticism.

If you struggle with your weight, you’ve surely been let down (to say the least!!!) by other diets. Take a minute right now and think about how many diets you have tried over the years. How many total diets have you tried, and how many of them failed you? All of them? How much weight have you lost on those diets, only to gain every last pound back — every time?!!!

You’re not alone.

Statistics show more than 45 million American adults go on a diet each year and that the average dieter makes 4-5 weight-loss attempts per year. Obviously, if “traditional” starvation-type diets worked, millions of people wouldn’t be dieting. There also wouldn’t be a worldwide obesity epidemic, and the weight-loss industry in the U.S. wouldn’t be raking in upwards of $108 million per year.

It has been clear for a long time that starvation dieting doesn’t work. Experienced dieters know starvation dieting doesn’t work for long-term weight loss. Scientists have also known for a long time that starvation dieting doesn’t work and is even counterproductive to long-term weight-loss success. But somehow, this information never made it into the “mainstream” weight-loss community.

Until now.

The Setpoint Diet Book is the result of more than 15 years of research — scientific, clinical, peer-reviewed research studies — showing how the metabolism really works. This research reveals that the quantity of calories consumed — the main focus of most traditional diets — is NOT the most important factor in weight gain, weight loss, or weight maintenance.

The Hidden Force Affecting Your Weight

You see, there’s an invisible force inside you that is working to cling to extra pounds, and it has nothing to do with calories, points, mail-order meals or any of the traditional health and diet quackery you’ve been taught. The fact that you’ve been given incorrect information is precisely why these diets have failed you over and over and over for most of your life.

What’s really holding you back—and what can permanently set you free—can be summed up in a word: setpoint. And it’s something you can control. When you control it, you stay naturally slim.

So what is a setpoint?

The Connection Between Setpoint, Weight Gain, and Obesity

The human body is an extremely complex biological machine. Your brain, your digestive system, and your hormones all work together through a highly coordinated system to help stabilize your body weight and blood sugar—the same way they automatically stabilize your body temperature and blood pressure.

How do they do this? Well…

Your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat at a specific level. This is your setpoint weight.

The biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint is similar to the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system respond to the weather outside and keep your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers your metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

How the Body Handles Starvation

So, the minute you go on a starvation diet, your body goes on emergency alert. Hormones signal your brain that you’re not eating enough to maintain the bodily functions needed to keep you alive. The hypothalamus in your brain responds by increasing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin to get you to eat more food.

If you manage to ignore the ravenous hunger that ensues, your hypothalamus releases or increases levels of hormones that make you weak, cold, shaky, irritable. It also lowers your metabolism and sends most of the calories you consume directly to your fat stores. Additionally, when threatened with starvation, the body retains its fat stores as much as possible. Instead of burning fat for energy, it burns muscle. A loss of muscle mass further slows the metabolism.

When you finally go off the diet — because who can take such hunger and misery for a long period of time? — you’ll likely gain all the weight back plus several more pounds. This is because the body overreacts to being starved. You see, the diet itself slows your metabolism and elevates your setpoint weight.

So, starvation dieting leads to a heavier you in the long run! Starvation dieting works only for short-term weight loss. The only way to lose weight long term is to lower your setpoint weight. Once you learn how to lower your setpoint weight, as you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book, you lose weight safely and effortlessly. You’ll eat until you’re full — delicious, real foods — and you’ll feel wonderful.

Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight

Everything you do either raises or lowers your setpoint weight. But the three main factors that elevate your setpoint weight are poor-quality diet, stress, and sleep deprivation.

1. Poor-Quality Diet

The traditional dieting industry is based on the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss. That is, if you create a calorie deficit in your body, you’ll lose weight. You can create this deficit either by burning calories off through exercise or by consuming fewer calories than your body needs. And, this theory goes, it doesn’t matter what types of foods you consume as long as you maintain a calorie deficit.

Sadly, this is not the case. Research shows calories vary widely in their effect on the body. The effect calories have on your body depends upon the food from which they come. In other words, it is the quality — not the quantity — of calories that affects your health and your weight.

Research shows that overconsumption of poor-quality foods — such as highly processed foods, starchy carbs, and sugar — elevates setpoint weight. That’s because these foods cause hormonal clogs, preventing your hormones from sending correct signals to your hypothalamus. (The hypothalamus regulates your metabolism.) Poor-quality foods also cause neurological inflammation and gut dysbiosis, both of which prevent the body from metabolizing calories correctly.

The Setpoint-Lowering Effects of High-Quality Calories

If you have been struggling with your weight, if nothing you have tried has ever worked to keep the weight off long term, you’re in for a treat. The Setpoint Diet book takes you by the hand and shows you how you can achieve effortless and permanent weight loss. It reveals the foods scientifically proven to lower your setpoint weight. Regularly consuming these SANE foods will reverse the effects of years or decades of consuming inSANE foods.

Lowering your setpoint weight is as simple as upgrading your diet. Of course, there are other SANE lifestyle upgrades that are important in lowering your setpoint, too, but diet is one of the most important factors.

And don’t let the phrase “upgrading your diet” scare you. As the Setpoint Diet book reveals, you’ll eat real, easily accessible foods. There is also a SANE substitution for every inSANE food (except for those highly processed “food-like” products.) You’ll love the way SANE foods taste, and you’ll love how they make you feel. You’ll have more energy, and you’ll be able to sleep better at night. How amazing is that?!!!

2. Chronic Stress

simple-way-lose-weight-the-setpoint-diet-bookThe second factor that elevates setpoint weight is chronic stress. There are many physiological reasons why chronic stress elevates setpoint weight. When you’re stressed, your body releases extra glucose to give you the energy to fight or flee the threat. Your adrenal gland release the stress hormone cortisol which, among other things, triggers a release of insulin to usher this glucose into your cells.

So as you can see, stress causes elevated levels of glucose, cortisol, and insulin, all of which can cause weight gain. Our caveman ancestors didn’t have to worry about weight gain because they dealt only with the short-term stresses of an actual life-or-death threat. For instance, they burnt off their excess glucose levels during their fight with the bear. After the threat had passed, the relaxation response set in, returning their cortisol and insulin levels to normal. They didn’t experience the “fight-or-flight” response unless their lives were actually threatened.

That’s not how modern men and women handle stress. Most of us are chronically stressed, treating every problem as a life-or-death situation. The body reacts in kind. But since we’re always stressed, the relaxation response never occurs. Instead, our glucose, cortisol, and insulin levels become chronically elevated. This not only elevates setpoint weight and leads to weight gain, but it also increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The solution?

Try to de-stress every day. Meditate. Take a leisurely walk around the block. Read a good book. Practice deep-breathing exercises. Go hiking with friends. Anything you love doing will de-stress you.

3. Sleep Deprivation

People in modern society are not only chronically stressed, but they are also sleep deprived. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 40% of Americans get less than seven hours of sleep per night. (In this poll, 26% reported getting 6 hours of sleep per night, and 14% said they got 5 hours or less per night.)

The problem is that many studies indicate that sleep deprivation leads to weight gain. These studies suggest sleep deprivation dysregulates hormones, causing excessive hunger and craving for starchy carbs. Sleep deprivation has also been shown to increase levels of cortisol, leading to an accumulation of belly fat.

The solution?

Make high-quality sleep a priority. Try to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. One way to get more sleep every night is to maintain a regular sleep schedule. Go to bed at the same time every night, and awaken at the same time every morning — even on weekends.

The Setpoint Diet Book: Are You Ready for the 21-Day Challenge?

The Setpoint Diet book contains all the information you need to lower your setpoint weight. You can accomplish this goal as slowly or as quickly as you’d like. If you want to take it slowly, simply follow the general SANE dietary and SANE lifestyle guidelines. But if you want to see quick results, The Setpoint Diet book includes a plan to help you do just that.

The 21-Day Challenge portion of The Setpoint Diet book provides all the tools and strategies you need to lower your setpoint weight as quickly, easily, and safely as possible. The 21-Day Challenge helps you lose 10 or more pounds in just three weeks. And unlike other diets you’ve tried, you will not be hungry, weak, or irritable. You will not feel deprived. And because the 21-Day Challenge helps you lower your setpoint weight, the results will be permanent.

After you complete the 21-Day Challenge, you can either switch to the regular Setpoint Diet, or you can do another cycle of the 21-Day Challenge. It is totally up to you.

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The Setpoint Diet Book: How to Use the 21-Day Challenge to Lose Weight Permanently

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If losing weight — and keeping it off — has been a constant battle for you, we’ve got good news. The Setpoint Diet book has just been published to rave reviews. Everyone is talking about the phenomenally successful 21-Day Challenge included in The Setpoint Diet book. And once you try this diet, you’ll be talking about it, too. You see, The Setpoint Diet book and the 21-Day Challenge will help you finally win the battle with your weight.

What’s so Special about The Setpoint Diet Book and the 21-Day Challenge?

the-setpoint-diet-book-21-day-challengeThe Setpoint Diet book, written by New York Times bestselling author and founder of SANE Solution, Jonathan Bailor, is NOT a typical diet book. It does not repeat old beliefs or myths about dieting and weight loss. Rather, the information you’ll find in The Setpoint Diet book is based on more than 15 years of verifiable research. This information comes from hundreds of peer-reviewed clinical research studies and medical journals.

In writing The Setpoint Diet book, Jonathan left nothing to chance. Every fact is backed up by solid metabolic science. This research is so solid that the plan included in The Setpoint Diet book is the only plan endorsed by top doctors at the Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, and UCLA.

The Setpoint Diet book eating plan has not only been proven clinically to unclog hormones, brain, and digestion, but more than 100,000 people can attest to its success in lowering their setpoint weight and reversing many health issues. These individuals enjoyed effortless and now permanent weight loss — thanks to the dietary and lifestyle upgrades you’ll discover in The Setpoint Diet book.

You can achieve the permanent weight loss results you desire just by following the dietary and lifestyle guidelines detailed in The Setpoint Diet book. However, the 21-Day Challenge portion of the book is useful and valuable because it helps you become quickly accustomed to living SANEly. The 21-Day Challenge protocol helps lower your setpoint weight as quickly, safely, and easily as possible. And guess what? You’ll drop those pounds without calorie counting, deprivation, or hunger.

We’ll review some of the main principles of the 21-Day Challenge later. But first, let’s discuss some of the reasons your previous dieting efforts did not work.

Why Starvation Dieting Doesn’t Work

If you’ve struggled with your weight, you undoubtedly have some experience with starvation dieting. This doesn’t mean you went without food for a period of time. Rather, starvation dieting simply means that you deprive your body of an adequate number of calories. Calories are units of energy. Your organs, tissues — and every cell of your body — needs a certain minimum amount of energy (calories) to function properly.

Any diet requiring you to consciously cut calories while disregarding calorie quality is a starvation-type diet. These diets incorporate the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss, a theory that is incorrect, at least in the way it is being practiced.

It does appear to work, however. As you have probably discovered, you will lose weight on a starvation diet. But your body fights back against what it sees as literal starvation. It drives your hunger up and your metabolism down. It inhibits fat burning and sends most of the calories you consume to your fat cells. (That’s because having enough body fat is essential to your survival.)

When you finally go off the diet and start eating normally again, you gain the weight back due to the lowered metabolism — and lowered setpoint weight — caused by the starvation diet. The only way to keep the weight off after a starvation diet is to continue eating a similarly low amount of calories. But even then, you’d have to eat a smaller and smaller number of calories with each subsequent year to maintain that weight loss. This is completely unsustainable.

The only way to lose weight permanently is to lower your setpoint weight. Once you lower your setpoint weight, your body will fight to keep you from gaining weight in the same way as it now fights to keep you from losing weight.

Setpoint Weight Always Wins

You’ve been told your entire life that calories are the most important thing to weight loss and weight maintenance. You’ve been told that eating less and exercising more is the key to winning your weight loss battles. But that advice has worked for very few people — and that’s because calories are not the most important thing to weight loss/maintenance. Setpoint weight is the main factor in being able to lose weight long term.

So What Is Setpoint Weight and How is it Connected to Obesity?

The human body is a beautifully complex biological machine. Your brain, your digestive system, and your hormones all work together through a highly coordinated system to help stabilize your body weight —the same way they automatically stabilize your body temperature and blood pressure.

They talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat at a specific level, otherwise known as your setpoint weight.

Think of the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system respond to the weather outside and keep your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

This is why starvation dieting works against you. Your body fights against anything that takes you too far away from your setpoint weight. Working with your setpoint weight instead of against it — as you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book — is an empowering way of eating and living that will unlock the naturally slim and healthy person inside you. Eventually, you will burn calories like a naturally thin person.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Factors that Determine Setpoint Weight

There are three factors that determine setpoint weight: brain, gut, and hormones.

Brain

The hypothalamus in the brain regulates your metabolism, balancing calories in with calories out so that you never become too fat or too thin. The hormones leptin and insulin regulate the hypothalamus. (These hormones regulate appetite and eating.)  Both of these hormones send signals to the hypothalamus regarding the status of your fat stores. A healthy brain receives these signals correctly so that when calorie intake increases your body simply burns more calories.

However, if the hypothalamus becomes inflamed (neurological inflammation) it cannot receive these signals from the hormones. Instead of working to keep you naturally slim, your hypothalamus and hormones instead work to hold on to extra fat, no matter how hard you try to lose the weight.

Digestive System

The human body is composed of an estimated 100 trillion cells, only 10% of which are human. The rest of these cells, some 90%, are bacterial — most of which live in your digestive system. Once thought to just affect digestion, gut bacteria has been found to affect the immune system, and thus may play a role in the development of every disease.

As concerns weight issues, bacteria residing in your gut and digestive tract exert a major influence on your setpoint weight. Collectively called “gut microbiota,” these bacteria are responsible for a variety of tasks. For instance, they help extract calories from the foods you eat. They also store calories for later use as body fat. Some of these bacteria even have an impact on neurological inflammation and whether or not you become obese.

Research shows that overweight individuals have a different mix of gut bacteria than “normal” weight individuals, too. For instance, bacteria from the Firmicutes family produce a higher setpoint while bacteria from the Bacteroidetes family produce a lower setpoint. What does this mean? In simple terms, data suggests people who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher level of Firmicutes and lower level of Bacteroidetes compared to people of “normal” weight.

In essence, then, the tendency toward a higher setpoint weight — and obesity — could well begin with your gut bacteria. Science suggests that an imbalance of “good” and “bad” gut bacteria, a condition called gut dysbiosis, could well be the cause of weight gain and obesity.

Hormones

the-setpoint-diet-book-21-day-challengeReleased by the endocrine glands, hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs. They control most of the body’s major system, including the metabolism.

If you’ve had trouble losing weight and keeping it off, a “hormonal clog” could be to blame. When you have a hormonal clog, your brain can no longer receive correct signals from your hormones that would otherwise enable you to burn body fat automatically. This elevates your setpoint weight — and keeps it elevated.

An easy way to understand how this hormonal clog elevates your setpoint weight is to think about your body as functioning like a sink. When a sink is working correctly, the more water you pour in, the more water drains out. This properly working sink is balancing the water level at a low level. Think of a working sink, then, as having a low setpoint.

A hormonally healthy body works similarly, doing everything it can to automatically prevent excess body fat from accumulating. A healthy body, like a “healthy” sink, responds to more in with more out, and to less in with less out.

What Causes a Clog?

The only reason water builds up in sinks and fat builds up in bodies is that they have become clogged by having the wrong quality of things put into them. Once you have a clog, though, any amount of water IN will cause the water level to rise and stay high. Now you have a sink with an elevated setpoint.

You can think of your body in the same way. When you put poor quality food into it, your body becomes hormonally clogged, causing it to automatically balance you out at an elevated level of body fat. The easiest, most efficient way to deal with this problem is not to cut calories but to remove the hormonal clog. Once you remove the clog, your body will then balance you out at a lower setpoint weight.

How the Setpoint Diet Book Helps You Lower Your Setpoint Weight

The main causes of neurological inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation — that lead to an elevated setpoint weight — are poor-quality diet, stress, and sleep deprivation. The Setpoint Diet book address all of these causes, providing scientifically proven strategies that will improve or eliminate these issues.

Here are some important strategies you can use today to lower your setpoint weight. The Setpoint Diet book details these strategies, and many more!

  • Reduce consumption of heavily processed foods, starchy carbs, and sugars.
  • Eat more whole foods.
  • Increase consumption of non-starchy vegetables.
  • Concentrate on these 3 SANE food groups: non-starchy vegetables, nutrient dense proteins, and whole-food fats.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get 7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night.
  • De-stress regularly. (This can include leisurely walking, meditating, practicing yoga, and/or taking up a fun hobby.)

The Setpoint Diet Book and the 21-Day Challenge

You’ll be perfectly fine if you decide just to implement all the strategies contained in the Setpoint Diet book. If you do so, you can expect to steadily lower your setpoint weight. But if you want to see quicker results — and develop the SANE lifestyle more quickly — you’ll want to try the 21-Day Challenge.

This therapeutic, setpoint-lowering plan will transform your life. It will show you how easy it is to incorporate SANE foods and SANE living into your lifestyle. The 21-Day Challenge gives you all the tools you need to lower your setpoint weight in the quickest, easiest, and safest way possible.

During the 21-Day Challenge, you will never feel hungry. You will never feel deprived. You will experience the freedom of eating real, delicious foods without worrying about calorie content. You’ll have more energy than you’ve ever had before. Your mind will be clearer. You will feel better than you’ll ever feel.

And…you will likely lose 10 pounds or more in just 21 days. Without starvation. Ready to get started? Simply click here to order The Setpoint Diet.

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The Setpoint Diet Book: How to Quickly and Easily Lose 10 Pounds Permanently in 21 Days

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setpoint-diet-book-quickly-lose-10-pounds-21-daysHave you heard the news? Jonathan Bailor’s newest bestseller, The Setpoint Diet book, contains a scientifically proven plan that helps you lose 10 pounds or more in just 21 days. And unlike all the other diets you may have tried, this weight loss will be permanent. That’s right. No more calories counting or starvation. No more yo-yo dieting. Just effortless weight loss without hunger or willpower. How awesome is that?

But how can The Setpoint Diet book make such claims? Easy. The information you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book is based on hundreds of clinical, peer-reviewed research studies about how the metabolism really works. There is no guesswork involved in these claims, just pure science.

By reading and implementing the information contained in The Setpoint Diet book, you’ll enable your body to do the job it was designed to do — regulate your weight. (Your body always knew how to regulate your weight, but it could not do its job properly due to a whole bunch of other factors we’ll cover in this article.)

The Setpoint Diet Book: The Difference is in the Science

The Setpoint Diet book is the culmination of over 15 years of research. Instead of giving you the same fantasy that most traditional, starvation-type diets feed you — ie, eating less and exercising more is all you need to do to lose weight and/or maintain your weight loss — it tells you the truth about calories and your metabolism.

Namely, the quantity of calories you consume is not nearly as important as the quality of calories. That’s because calories affect the body differently depending upon the foods from which they come. Most “traditional” diets ignore this fact, saying that as long as you stay within a certain number of calories per day or week, you will lose weight. And it doesn’t matter where those calories come from. (This is the “calorie is a calorie is a calorie” myth.)

This means whether you obtain your 1,500 calories primarily from non-starchy veggies and protein or from chips, soda, and fast foods, you will lose the same amount of weight. Millions of people have been following this advice for decades. You have probably also practiced some version of this eating plan, recording the calories of every food you consumed for the day. When you reached a certain predetermined limit, you stopped eating.

This Thing Called Called Calories

A calorie is simply a unit of energy. Every cell in your body requires energy (calories) to function properly. You obtain calories by consuming macronutrients, chemical substances your body needs in large quantities. The three broad classes of macronutrients are proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Each of these macronutrients has a different effect on the body when consumed.

  • Proteins: Takes more calories to digest than the other macronutrients. They have little effect on blood glucose levels and provide steady energy.  Proteins are also almost impossible for the body to store as fat.
  • Carbohydrates: Quickly converted to blood glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream, which provides the body with quick energy. Carbohydrates, especially refined carbs,  are easily converted to body fat.
  • Fat: Fills you up fast and keeps you full for a long time. They provide steady energy.

With such different effects on the body, macronutrients cannot be distilled down to a simple number of calories. It is much more complex than that. The over-emphasis that traditional dieting places on calories are the exact reason you have had such trouble losing weight — and keeping it off!

But the traditional dieting industry keeps believing in the “calorie is a calorie is a calorie” myth because it is an integral part of the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss.

The Problem with the Calorie-Deficit Theory of Weight Loss

If you’ve tried any traditional diet, you’re likely familiar with the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss. This theory states that the only way to lose weight is to starve your body. This will force your body to finally let go of those extra pounds, this theory states.

Just like the “calorie is a calorie is a calorie” myth, however, there is a problem with the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss. It is NOT true.

Oh, you will lose weight on a starvation diet. But it will be unpleasant…and you won’t lose nearly as much weight as the calorie “math” predicts you’ll lose. How many times have you proven this through your own dieting experience? How many times did you start a new diet with high hopes, excitement, and dedication, only to be disappointed?

If you’re like most dieters, you lost 10-15 pounds in the first few weeks. After that, the weight loss slowed down to almost nothing. Throughout the diet, you were often weak, grouchy, and hungry. When you grew tired of feeling so awful, when your frustration at losing barely any weight reached its peak, you went off the diet.

And what happened?

That’s right. In no time at all, you started gaining the weight back. Within a few weeks, you gained all of it back plus a few more pounds. You were left ashamed and depressed. You blamed yourself for this dieting failure, probably wondered what you had done wrong.

Well…as you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book…

You did nothing wrong. You were simply given incorrect information.

What happened to you happens to everyone who attempts to starve their way to weight loss success. Your body fights you every step of the way as it tries to keep you near your setpoint weight.

Learn the exact foods you must eat if you want to finally lose weight permanently. Click here to download your free Weight Loss Food List, the “Eat More, Lose More” Weight Loss Plan, and the “Slim in 6” Cheat Sheet…CLICK HERE FOR FREE “HOW TO” WEIGHT LOSS GUIDES

Setpoint Weight: Your Key to Long-Term Weight Loss

Your setpoint weight is that level of stored fat your body tries to keep regardless of how many calories you consume or exercise off. You see, your body always strives for homeostasis (equilibrium) in its internal system. To that end, it automatically regulates your weight, your body temperature, your blood sugar levels, your respiration, and your other internal systems.

How does your body regulate your weight? Well, your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat at a specific level, which is your setpoint weight.

It might help to think of the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system respond to the weather outside and keep your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

So, when you start to cut calories, your body reacts immediately. Its metabolic alarm goes off, signaling your body that you are not consuming as much as you normally do. In response, your body demands more food and starts burning fewer calories. Appetite goes up, calorie burn goes down.

The only way to lose weight permanently, as you’ll learn in The Setpoint Diet book, is to lower your setpoint weight. Once you do that, your body will work to maintain body fat at a lower level. You will automatically and effortlessly lose weight. You’ll actually burn fat like a naturally thin person — perhaps for the first time in your life.

Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight

You may be asking at this point, “If my body is designed to regulate my weight, why am I overweight?”

Great question!

The only time the body fails to maintain homeostasis is if the system is broken. The three things that break the system and leads to an elevated setpoint weight are neurological inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation. These are caused by the following factors:

Poor Quality Diet

Research shows that overconsumption of refined carbs, highly processed foods, and sugar can lead to brain inflammation and hormonal dysregulation. It can also disturb the balance of good and bad gut bacteria. All of these raise setpoint weight.

Stress

Chronic stress has also been found to elevate setpoint weight. This is because stress triggers a release of the stress hormone cortisol which in turn triggers a release of the fat-storage hormone insulin.

Lack of Sleep

Research shows sleep deprivation leads to weight gain, especially in the tummy region. Cortisol also seems to be the culprit here, as sleep deprivation triggers a release of cortisol. But studies also show that several hormones that affect weight become dysregulated by lack of sleep, a situation that undoubtedly causes an elevated setpoint weight.

Environmental Toxins

Setpoint-elevating toxins are everywhere. Car exhaust fumes. Cleaning detergents. Air fresheners. Dryer sheets. All of them affect setpoint weight.

SSRIs

SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) are a class of drugs typically used to treat depression and anxiety disorders. They have been shown to significantly elevate setpoint weight when taken regularly.

Intense, Extended Exercise

Even intense, extended exercise — such as aerobic exercise and running/jogging — can elevate setpoint weight. This is because intense, extended exercise triggers a release of cortisol. If you perform this type of exercise every day (or frequently) it can lead to elevated blood cortisol levels, a factor known to elevate setpoint weight.

The Setpoint Diet Book Plan to Permanent Weight Loss

setpoint-diet-book-quickly-lose-10-pounds-21-daysThe Setpoint Diet book includes a complete diet plan and lifestyle upgrades that will help you lower your setpoint weight — and have fun doing it! The eating plan is amazingly simple and easy to remember. There are no complicated foods or menus to remember, and absolutely NO calories or points to count!

Here are a few of the basic dietary principles contained in The Setpoint Diet book.

  • Eat More whole foods.
  • Eat fewer heavily processed foods, fast foods, starchy carbs, and foods with added sugar.
  • Focus on the quality of calories. Once you get the quality right, the quantity will take care of itself.
  • Focusing on the quality of calories means you’ll be so full of SANE foods, you’ll be too full to eat inSANE ones.
  • Always remember: Progress, Not Perfection is one of the most important SANE concepts. Those little successes build up into BIG accomplishments!

The Setpoint Diet Book Food Groups

Here are the four main food groups contained in The Setpoint Diet book:

Non-Starchy Vegetables

10+ servings per day. Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables at each main meal.

Examples include:

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Endive
  • Kale
  • Spinach

Nutrient-Dense Proteins

3-5 servings per day. 30-55 grams per meal.

Examples Include:

  • Chicken
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Egg Whites
  • Grass-Fed Beef
  • Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • Salmon

Whole-Food Fats

3-6 servings per day.

Examples include:

  • Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Cocoa/Cacao
  • Coconut
  • Flax Seed
  • Macadamia

Low-Fructose Fruits

0-3 servings per day

  • Acai Berries
  • Blueberries
  • Gogi Berries
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Oranges

The Setpoint Diet Book and the 21-Day Challenge

The Setpoint Diet book contains all the information you need to lose weight and keep it off. It helps you lower your setpoint weight, promoting steady and permanent weight loss. But if you’re a bit impatient — and you want to prove the validity of all the information contained in The Setpoint Diet book — you’ll LOVE the 21-Day Challenge.

The 21-Day Challenge gives you the most powerful combination of SANE nutrition, activity, nutraceuticals, lifestyle habits, and psychology ever created. It is the only part of The Setpoint Diet book that prescribes a week-by-week plan for you to follow. And there is a reason for that.

By following all the recommendations of the week-by-week 21-Day Challenge, you will be using all the tools proven to lower your setpoint weight as quickly, safely, and effectively as possible. You will emerge from the 21-Day Challenge transformed, ready to be SANE for Life. How awesome is that?

Is it difficult? Not really. The most difficult part of the 21-Day Challenge is changing your eating and lifestyle habits. Any habit you try to change seems strange or difficult at first. Later, after the transformation is complete, you will realize how very easy making those changes on the 21-Day Challenge really were.

Are you ready to get started? Good. Click here to purchase The Setpoint Diet book. You’ll be glad you did!

Next Step: Enjoy Setpoint Diet Book and Live a Healthy Life with the SANE

Ready to finally break free from the yo-yo dieting rollercoaster by balancing your hormones and lowering your body’s setpoint weight?

Want to know the exact foods and serving sizes that are scientifically proven by over 1,300 peer-reviewed research studies to boost metabolism, burn fat and enjoy virtually effortless weight loss like a naturally thin person?

Download the free SANE metabolism boosting food list, cheat sheet and “Eat More, Burn More” weight loss program by .

5 Reasons Why The Setpoint Diet Book is the Only Diet Book You Need

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5-reasons-setpoint-diet-bookIf you haven’t heard about The Setpoint Diet book and the 21-day challenge, you’ll be hearing a lot about it soon. That’s because The Setpoint Diet, created by New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Bailor, is the only program endorsed by top doctors at Harvard Medical School, the Cleveland Clinic, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, and the Mayo Clinic.

Unlike the many fad diets you may have tried — the ones that failed you so many times — The Setpoint Diet is rooted in modern science. Hundreds of peer-reviewed research studies prove weight gain and diabetes are symptoms of an elevated setpoint weight caused primarily by eating low-quality foods and yo-yo dieting.

With The Setpoint Diet book, Jonathan Bailor distills this science into easy-to-understand concepts and dietary principles that really work. These principles are not only easy to remember and implement, but they also promote long-term weight loss and blood sugar control. No more calorie counting, hunger, or yo-yo dieting.

The Setpoint Diet book even contains a complete, 21-day therapeutic plan designed to help you lower your setpoint weight as easily and safely as possible. With this 21-day challenge, you can lose up to 10 pounds in three weeks — permanently. And you’ll feel great! But before we go into specifics of this eating plan, it might help if we explained how The Setpoint Diet Book differs from other diet books.

The Setpoint Diet Book Versus Traditional Diet Books

If you have a problem losing weight — and keeping it off — you’ve probably tried many different diets. No matter which one you tried, however, it fell far short of your expectations. For instance, you may have been frequently hungry, often even tortured by cravings of your favorite forbidden foods. You may have been miserable every day of the diet.

If you stuck with the diet long enough, you probably lost some weight, perhaps even a lot of weight. But as soon as you fell off the diet, you gained all of it back — plus a few extra pounds for good measure! Sound familiar?

No matter how different each new diet seemed, they all yielded the same results. That’s because most traditional weight-loss diets are based on the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss. That is, if you want to lose weight, you must starve your body, thereby forcing it to burn fat. According to this theory, it doesn’t matter what you eat as long as you keep your daily/weekly/monthly calorie intake within a certain limit.

It is true that if you starve your body, you will lose weight. But your body fights against this. There are many ways your body can keep you from starving to death. So…the only thing starvation dieting does is slow your metabolism, cause your body to hold onto its fat stores ever more tightly, and promote yo-yo dieting. At best, starvation dieting is only a short-term fix; at worse, it promotes yo-yo dieting.

The Setpoint Diet book is different. It does not focus on calories. It is the only diet book you need because it focuses on lowering your setpoint weight, which is the only way to permanently lose weight.

Setpoint Weight: The Real Regulator of Weight

While you’ve been focusing on calorie restriction to lose weight, there is an invisible force inside you that is conspiring to hold onto those extra pounds. This “force” has nothing to do with calories or points or any of the other traditional dieting strategies you’ve been taught. Rather, what is keeping you from losing weight long term can be summed up in one word: setpoint.

Your setpoint is the weight your body will try to maintain no matter what type of diet you try or how closely you monitor your calorie intake. You see, your body strives for homeostasis (equilibrium) of all internal systems. This includes your body temperature, respiration, blood glucose levels — and your weight.

The human body is a complex biological machine that has no trouble regulating your weight. To perform this job, your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat at a specific level, otherwise known as your setpoint weight.

To better understand how this works, just think of the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint weight like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system respond to the weather outside and keep your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism according to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

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The Problem with Starvation Diets

This is why starvation dieting will never work for long-term weight loss. When you start to cut calories, your body’s metabolic alarm goes off. It signals your body that you are not consuming as much as you normally do. In response, your body demands more food and starts burning fewer calories. Appetite goes up, calorie burn goes down. Your body fights you every step of the way when you try to lose weight by slashing calories.

The science is clear that the only way to lose weight long term is to lower your setpoint weight, and The Setpoint Diet book shows you exactly how to do that. Plus, the inclusion of the 21-day challenge provides an awe-inspiring introduction to this revolutionary program. The 21-day challenge is designed to help you lose an average of 10 pounds in 21 days — without hunger or deprivation!

Before reviewing some of the principles of The Setpoint diet and the 21-day challenge, let’s discuss the causes of an elevated setpoint weight.

3 Factors of an Elevated Setpoint Weight

As previously discussed, your brain, digestive system, and hormones continually talk to each other to synchronize the activities that automatically keep you at or near your setpoint weight. The only time this system fails to correctly regulate your weight is if your brain, digestive system, and/or hormones are not doing their jobs correctly. The three factors that elevate setpoint weight, therefore, are neurological inflammation (the brain), gut dysbiosis (the digestive system), and hormonal dysregulation (the hormones). Here is a brief overview of each of them.

Neurological Inflammation

The hypothalamus in your brain regulates and controls your metabolism. It is regulated largely by the hormones leptin and insulin, which sends signals to the hypothalamus regarding the status of your fat levels, calorie intake, etc. The hypothalamus responds by releasing hormones that increase or suppress your appetite, raise or lower your metabolism, and does whatever else is necessary to keep you within your setpoint weight.

If the hypothalamus becomes inflamed, however, it can no longer receive correct signals from leptin and insulin. This eventually results in an elevated setpoint weight.

Inflammation is not always a bad thing. It is a vital part of the immune system, which uses inflammation (swelling) to isolate and destroy germs, pathogens, and other foreign invaders. After the foreign invaders are destroyed and the healing is sufficiently underway, the inflammation recedes. Inflammation is only a problem if it becomes chronic.

But inflammation is not supposed to happen inside the brain. The blood-brain barrier is supposed to keep bacteria, pathogens, and other dangerous invaders out of the brain’s fragile environment. However, if the blood-brain barrier is damaged, it becomes “leaky,” allowing these toxins to seep into the brain. These toxins then cause inflammation, which can not only cause many health problems, but it also elevates setpoint weight.

Research shows starchy carbs, heavily processed foods, and sugar can damage the blood-brain barrier, leading to neurological inflammation and an elevated setpoint weight.

Gut Dysbiosis

Would you believe about 90% of the cells of your body are bacteria, and most of them reside in your digestive system? It’s true. Bacteria residing in your digestive system have a major influence on your setpoint weight.

Collectively called “gut microbiota,” these bacteria are responsible for a variety of tasks. For instance, they help extract calories from the foods you eat. They also store calories for later use as body fat. Some of these bacteria even have a huge impact on neurological inflammation.

Research shows that having a proper balance of certain types of bacteria is essential to weight control. Having too many of the higher setpoint bacteria can result in an elevated setpoint weight.

Hormonal Dysregulation

5-reasons-setpoint-diet-bookIf you have trouble losing weight, you likely have a hormonal clog. When you become hormonally clogged, your brain can no longer count on signals from your hormones that would otherwise enable you to burn body fat automatically.

An easy way to understand how a hormonal clog elevates your setpoint weight is to think about your body as functioning like a sink. When a sink is working properly, the more water poured in means more water drains out. The sink balances water in and water out at a low level. (This is equivalent to having a low setpoint.)

A hormonally healthy body works similarly, doing its best to automatically prevent excess body fat from accumulating. A healthy body, like a “healthy” sink, responds to more in with more out, and to less in with less out.

When water builds up in sinks and fat builds up in bodies, it’s because they have become clogged by the wrong quality of things being put into them. Once a clog happens, any amount of water (or calories) IN will cause the water (or fat) level to rise and stay high. You now have a sink (or a body) with an elevated setpoint.

The only way to truly fix this problem is to remove the clog. When you do that, the water or fat levels will balance out at a low setpoint — easily and naturally.

5 Reasons Why the Setpoint Diet Book is the Only Diet Book You’ll Ever Need

The Setpoint Diet Book shows you how to remove hormonal clogs, eliminate neurological inflammation, and heal gut dysbiosis — using simple dietary strategies and lifestyle upgrades. Here are just 5 of the many reasons The Setpoint Diet book is the only diet book you’ll ever need.

1. No Hunger

The Setpoint Diet book focuses on quality calories, which automatically increase satiety. This means the foods you’ll eat fill you up fast and keep you full for a long time. You’ll actually eat more food while lowering your setpoint weight!

2. It’s Effortless (AKA, No Willpower)

The high-quality foods you’ll discover in The Setpoint Diet book eliminate the need for willpower. You’ll constantly look for SANE foods, thereby naturally avoiding inSANE ones.

3. It’s Sustainable

Unlike traditional, calorie-restricted diets, The Setpoint Diet is sustainable. You can eat high-quality foods featured in The Setpoint Diet book the rest of your life. Plus, there are almost unlimited foods from which to choose!

4. Fosters Permanent Weight Loss

As previously discussed, the weight you lose on the setpoint diet will be permanent. No more yo-yo dieting!

5. It’s Easy to Remember

In The Setpoint Diet book, there are no complicated food lists or menus to remember. You’ll be eating delicious, real foods that are filling.

The Setpoint Diet Book and the 21-Day Challenge

Participating in the 21-day challenge is a great way for you to begin to transform your life. For just three weeks, we ask you to commit 100% to following this most advanced therapeutic protocol. The 21-day challenge is designed to help you lose an average of 10 pounds in the easiest, safest way possible.

During these 21 days, you will eat optimal foods and practice optimal lifestyle habits proven to lower setpoint weight more quickly. To ensure your success, this plan gives you the most potent week-by-week packaging of SANE nutrition, nutraceuticals, lifestyle habits, and psychology ever created.

You can expect to eat delicious foods that contain optimal nutrition. These foods help to more quickly unclog hormones. You can expect to participate in smarter exercise and to develop better sleeping habits — both key to lowering your setpoint weight.

You will emerge from the 21-day challenge in love with the plan and with your new body.

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What is Setpoint Weight Loss And Why It Matters WAY More Than Calories)

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If you’ve been asking, “What is setpoint weight loss?” and not getting a good answer from the weight-loss community, there’s a reason for that. Most traditional weight-loss programs and dieting gurus don’t know anything about setpoint weight loss. Consequently, most of these diets focus on the wrong thing.

You see, there is a huge myth out there about what it takes to really lose weight long term. This myth is the #1 reason 93.5% of all diets fail. This myth is so widespread — and so destructive — that it prompted Jonathan Bailor to write the New York Time bestseller, The Calorie Myth. In this book, Jonathan exposes this myth about how to lose pounds and sheds light on the truth he uncovered in the latest research from places like the Harvard Medical School and The Cleveland Clinic.

Setpoint Weight Loss Explained, and the Calorie Myth Exposed

What is this myth, the lie that has sabotaged millions of people’s attempts to lose weight?

The myth is that counting calories — intentionally cutting calories — is the way to lose weight. You need only glance at any main street in America — or in the world, for that matter — to see that counting calories are not the way to lose pounds.

After all, research shows approximately 45 million Americans go on a diet each year and that the average American makes 4-5 weight loss attempts per year. Yet, more than two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. If diets worked — if counting calories and points really worked — there wouldn’t be an obesity problem in America. People would lose weight with ease.  Everybody would be slim because most people know how to diet. They’re good at dieting to lose pounds. They’ve done it many times!

And many people are not dieting just to look better. Rather, they are painfully aware of the many health risks of obesity. Type 2 diabetes. Heart Disease. Stroke. High Blood Pressure. Sleep Apnea. They are dieting to avoid these diseases, to be healthy, to prolong their lives. They are motivated dieters, and if they can’t make calorie counting work, nobody can!

What is Setpoint Weight Loss and How is It Different?

Many clinical research studies have proven that counting calories are the wrong thing to focus upon. Though slashing calories will lead to weight loss, the results won’t be permanent, as you’ve probably discovered from your own dieting experience. Your setpoint weight is the most important factor that will determine how much you weigh over the long term. Setpoint weight loss is not just one way to lose pounds. It is the only way to lose weight and keep it off!

So what is setpoint weight loss and why is it the missing key to losing weight? Your setpoint weight is a 10-15 pound range that your biological feedback system fights to keep your body within. Setpoint weight really refers to the level of stored fat the body works to maintain by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones, genes, and brain — regardless of the quantity of calories you take in or exercise off.

You see, your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to each other through a continuous feedback loop to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain a specified level of body fat. This is your setpoint weight, and the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint weight is similar to the thermostat in your home.

The thermostat “tells” your heating or air conditioning system (HVAC) what temperature it “thinks” your home should be at, and the HVAC system responds by coming on or shutting off at appropriate times to maintain your home’s temperature. In the same way, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers your metabolism based on how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

Why Counting Calories Does Not Work

Your body is such an amazing biological machine that it knows immediately when you cut calories. You need a certain amount of calories and nutrition to keep your body operating at an optimum level, and when you try to lose pounds by cutting calories, your body sees this as starvation. It can’t let this happen, so it takes immediate action.

Leptin signals the hypothalamus in the brain that your fat stores are low. The hypothalamus orders an increase in the hunger hormone ghrelin to get you to start eating more food. It triggers other hormones that make you feel tired so you’ll conserve energy. They also make you cold and irritable. The metabolism also slows, and most of the calories you consume goes to your fat stores. And what about the pounds you lose? Most of that weight loss comes from water and muscle. So, while you’re delighted at losing 10 pounds fairly quickly, it’s not a “good” weight loss.

As your diet continues, the weight loss not only slows way down, but you also become even hungrier the longer the diet continues. It’s no wonder traditional dieting is so hard to continue long term. What is actually happening is that your body is fighting you every step of the way. If you go on a starvation diet, you’re playing tug-of-war — calories versus setpoint weight — and setpoint weight always wins.

What is Setpoint Weight Loss?

Setpoint weight loss is totally different from counting calories. If you lose weight by slashing calories, you’re actually hurting your chances of losing weight long term. That’s because crash dieting elevates setpoint weight. The only way to maintain this weight loss is to continue eating a low amount of calories for the rest of your life, and even then, you’ll have to eat fewer and fewer calories each subsequent year to maintain your weight loss.

If you focus on setpoint weight loss, however, your body will finally work with you to lose weight. You’ll no longer feel like it is fighting you every single day. Your body will automatically balance you at a lower setpoint weight. When you eat more, you’ll burn more, and when you eat less, you’ll burn less.

Think of it like a clogged sink. When a sink is clogged no matter how much, or how little water you put down the sink, it will still get backed up. However, when you unclog the sink, you can have a steady stream of water draining and the sink will never overflow. Our bodies and how we burn fat is very similar.

It’s Like a Clogged Sink

So you can think of your metabolism like the sink. If you lower your setpoint weight, it will help to fix your metabolism and unclog your sink. That means you can eat as much SANE food as possible, and you will never gain weight. That’s right, we said NEVER. If you really get this and commit to making a transformation, not just small changes, we promise that you will be able to eat and eat and you will never feel hungry again. It’s a big promise, but that is our goal here as we help you learn about setpoint weight loss, and how it can help you lose weight and keep it off.

Lowering your setpoint weight is the real secret that so many diets get “kinda, sorta, almost”… but not quite. We are the first to put it all together, and we want to help you create your own SANE breakthrough. So let’s get started.

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Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight

Before discussing setpoint weight loss strategies, let’s discuss reasons your setpoint weight may have become elevated in the first place. The three main causes of an elevated setpoint weight are poor quality diet, stress, and sleep deprivation.

Poor-Quality Diet

Research shows overconsumption of starchy carbs, sugar, and heavily processed foods dysregulate hormones and cause brain inflammation and gut dysbiosis, which leads to an elevated setpoint weight.

Stress

The majority of people today suffer from chronic stress overload. But stress isn’t just limited to the mind. Plenty of studies show stress negatively impacts health — and weight. Chronic stress leads to chronically high cortisol levels. This leads to chronically high insulin levels (because cortisol triggers a release of insulin), which elevates setpoint weight.

Sleep Deprivation

Studies show few people get more than 5 hours of sleep per night, which is bad for your health and bad for your waistline. Research shows sleep deprivation increases levels of cortisol leading to cravings for starchy carbs and an accumulation of dangerous belly fat. It also dysregulates hormones that regulate appetite and metabolism.

Tips for Setpoint Weight Loss

One of the most common questions we hear every single day, before people have really “gotten” what SANE is all about, is:  “What is my setpoint weight?” That’s a great question and while there is no specific lab test we can do to get a specific answer, the results will show in your life. You will have more energy. Your friends and family may comment on how you look younger. You will look thinner and feel a lightness that you have not enjoyed in years.

So, now that you know about setpoint weight loss and why lowering setpoint weight is the single most important missing key to permanent and lasting weight loss, how do you lower it? Glad you asked! Here are a 5 easy tips to get you started.

1. Eat MORE of These Foods:

Fill your plate with lean protein, whole food fats, and be sure to fill up on non-starchy vegetables. These foods have no effect on blood sugar levels. They fill you up fast, keep you full longer, and provide plenty of nutrition for your cells. These foods have been proven to heal your hormones and lower your setpoint weight. When you eat more of these foods, you will automatically eat less setpoint elevating ones.

Eating more non-starchy vegetables is especially important for lowering your setpoint weight. Find as many fun and creative ways to get more veggies as you can. One of the easiest ways to get more non-starchy veggies is to make green smoothies. Here’s a basic recipe for a green smoothie.

Basic Green Smoothie Recipe

  1. Place 2 handfuls of leafy greens, such as kale or spinach, into a high-powered blender.
  2. Add 2-3 other servings of (preferably green) non-starchy vegetables. Great green smoothie choices include cucumber and celery.
  3. Add a serving of low-fructose fruit. Some great choices for a green smoothie include oranges, strawberries, and blueberries.
  4. Add water and blend until smooth.
  5. Enjoy!

This is a 100% non-starchy vegetable smoothie that when combined with a meal of nutrient-dense protein and whole-food fats makes a complete SANE meal. Or, you can drink it as a between-meal snack.

You can also make your green smoothie a complete meal by adding protein. Simply follow the recipe above and add organic clean whey protein powder or plain nonfat Greek yogurt.

2. Eat LESS of These Foods:

Cut out sugar, wheat, starchy vegetables, and artificial sweeteners. All of these foods play havoc with your blood glucose levels and elevate your setpoint weight. Although it may sound impossible right now to cut out all these foods that you’ve been routinely eating, it is easier than you think. Once you learn the simple secrets of cooking SANE, cutting out inSANE foods is so much easier and delicious than you can even imagine.

That’s because there is a SANE substitution for every inSANE food (except for the highly processed “food-like” products.) You can SANEtize all your favorite foods and never feel deprived while experiencing setpoint weight loss. How amazing is that?!!!

Here are some examples of easy SANE substitutions.

Easy SANE Substitutions

inSANE                                                                   SANE Substitutions

  • Pasta & Rice                                                           Zucchini Noodles (zoodles), Cauliflower Rice
  • Potatoes                                                                  Zucchini, Mashed Cauliflower, Turnips
  • Bread & Tortillas                                                  Flax, Coconut, and Almond Flour
  • Sugar                                                                      Erythritol, Xylitol, Monk Fruit
  • Pretzels & Chips                                                   Raw Nuts, Seeds, Baked Kale Chips

3. Practice Eccentric Exercise

setpoint-weight-matters-way-caloriesJust like eating to lower setpoint weight is vastly different from cutting calories to lower weight, eccentric exercise is vastly different from a traditional exercise designed to burn calories and/or build muscle.

There are two types of resistance exercise: concentric and eccentric. Concentric exercise is performed when you lift the resistance. (For instance, if you’re performing a dumbbell curl with your arms, the concentric movement is when you curl the weight to your chest.) Concentric exercise is probably the type you’re most familiar with, and it definitely gets more attention from bodybuilders. However, studies show eccentric exercise brings more weight loss and muscle-building benefits.

Eccentric exercise is performed when you lower the weight. (For instance, if you’re performing a dumbbell curl with your arms, the eccentric movement is when you lower the weight away from your chest.) Your muscles are stronger eccentrically, which is why it is easier for you to walk down a flight of steps than it is to walk up them. Studies show you can exert up to 40% more resistance eccentrically than concentrically, which has a hugely positive hormonal effect.

This is particularly true if you perform eccentric exercises slowly. This activates all your muscle fibers in a short period of time. When all your muscle fibers are activated, it triggers a huge amount of clog-clearing hormones that lower setpoint weight. It also significantly increases fat burning. And because eccentric exercise activates all your muscle fibers, you cannot perform them for a long time or for very often.

So, instead of exercising 30-45 minutes at a time, 3-4 days per week, you’ll do eccentric training for only 10-20 minutes once per week. (It takes 4-5 days for your muscles to heal between sessions.)

How to Perform Eccentric Exercise

To perform an eccentric exercise, simply concentrate on the lowering portion of the movement. Lower the resistance slowly to a count of 10; repeat 6 times. For instance, if you’re performing a squat, slowly squat to a count of 10, stand up normally, and then repeat 6 times.

4. Get Enough Quality Sleep

Strive to get at least 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. If you have trouble falling asleep at night — or getting enough sleep — try going to bed at the same time every night. Having a bedtime routine is so very important, as it primes your mind and body to get tired at that time of night. Also, make sure to avoid looking at your the screens of your devices — smartphones, computers, iPads, etc. — at least one hour before bedtime. The blue light from these screen interferes with your brain’s production of the sleep hormone melatonin.

5. Drink Plenty of Water

Drinking plenty of water really does increase fat burning, and it helps lower setpoint weight.

Now that you know all about setpoint weight loss, it’s time to completely change your relationship with food and create your own personal food transformation. To do that, we have created a short assessment that will give you your Set Point Risk Score. This will also give you the exact steps you can take to lower your risk score and thereby lower your setpoint weight. It’s free, so what do you have to lose? Click here to learn more.

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How to Lower Your Setpoint Weight

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Before we show you how to lower your set point weight and give you the four steps to lasting weight loss transformation, we need to acknowledge the elephant in the room.

It is the massive amount of misinformation out there when it comes to weight loss and that special four-letter word: “diet”. Count calories. Fat is bad. Force your body to go drill sergeant on you with a zillion crunches as soon as you wake up. Don’t eat white foods. Drink diet shakes all day long. Celebrities with flat abs eat these foods and so should you. You can probably think of a dozen or more diet rules that certain experts have tried to shove down your throat over the years.

Don’t worry, we are not going to be talking about any of that. Instead, we are going to show you how learning one simple sentence will lower your setpoint weight. We will show you how this sentence will transform your life and your body. Ready to get started? Great, let’s dig in.

What is Setpoint Weight?

Before we discuss how you can lower your setpoint weight, we need to make sure you know exactly what this term means. What is setpoint weight?

Setpoint weight refers to the level of fat your body “thinks” it should have. The way it decides how much fat you should have is truly amazing. You see, your brain, digestive system, and hormones constantly communicate with each other through a sophisticated feedback loop. This enables the body to synchronize the activities that automatically keep body fat at a specified level, known as setpoint weight.

Your setpoint weight maintains a certain level of body fat by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones, genes, and brain. It makes no difference how many calories you consume or exercise off. Your body will always try to keep you at or near your setpoint weight.

Setpoint Weight is THE the Answer

The scientifically verified existence of setpoint weight turns the traditional calorie-deficit theory of weight loss on its head. All those crazy diets…all those crazy workouts…all that hunger, frustration, effort. Turns out, all of that was for nothing. But then, haven’t you always known deep down that the calorie-deficit theory was…well… a myth?

If you’ve ever dieted, you know how difficult it can be to lose weight. Oh, you started out like gangbusters. You were excited, determined. This time, you told yourself, you would not only lose all your excess weight, but you would also keep it off. So, you restricted your calories to 1,100 or 1,200 per day. You also exercised 30-45 minutes, 3-4 days per week.

The weight loss was immediate, and you were SO happy. Sure, you were hungry, weak, and irritable most days, but it was worth it to have the figure of your dreams. As the weeks progressed, however, the weight loss slowed down. Way down. You were lucky if you lost a half pound a week, which after starving yourself all week was a particularly depressing outcome.

A few weeks or months later, the weight loss had become even slower and your hunger had become even greater. You were DONE. No more torturing yourself. You were going to start eating like a normal person. But as soon as you started eating normally again, the weight came back. In a few short months, you had gained all the weight back plus several more pounds. How is it possible that by dieting, you ended up worse off than before you started?

Setpoint Weight and the Calorie Myth

It’s because the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss that treats the metabolism like a scale and every calorie like every other calorie is incorrect. The calorie-deficit theory of weight loss says you can basically eat anything you want as long as you do not exceed a certain number of calories per day. If you want to maintain your weight, the experts say, you must not eat more than X amount of calories per day.

If you want to lose weight, this theory states, you must starve your beautiful mind and body to force it to release its fat stores. The “experts” tell you if you eat X fewer number of calories than your body needs (or burn them off through physical activity), you will lose X number of pounds per week/month. The only problem, as every yo-yo dieter knows, is that the math never works out that way.

Why the Calorie Math Never Works

And this calorie-deficit math doesn’t just fail you. Clinical research studies — many of them — show nobody loses as much weight as this theory promises. You know what the studies do show? They show consistently that when we eat more calories, we burn more calories. When we eat fewer calories, we burn fewer calories. These studies show beyond a shadow of a doubt that the body tries to keep us within about 15 pounds of our setpoint weight.

Rather than being like a mindless scale, just counting calories, the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint weight is like the thermostat in your home. It constantly monitors your fat stores because your health and survival depend upon you having a certain amount of fat. The minute it detects any change in these fat stores — good or bad — it takes action.

How does your body keep you near your setpoint weight? Easy. Your setpoint can raise or lower your metabolism instantly. Or…it can stimulate or suppress your appetite. Do you see why your previous starvation diets failed?

Why Traditional Diets Fail

These calorie-restricted diets fail because the minute you slash calories, your hormones send distress signals to the brain. The hypothalamus — the part of the brain responsible for balancing calories in with calories out — responds by increasing levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin. (If you thought to be extremely hungry while dieting was your imagination, it wasn’t. It is your setpoint.) Research shows that calorie-restrictive dieting not only causes an increase of ghrelin but that levels of this hormone also stay elevated months after the diet ends. So…the ravenous hunger you experienced long after your diet ended was also not your imagination.

The hypothalamus also releases or increases other hormones that make you weak, shaky, and irritable. You don’t feel like being physically active, which is the body’s plan. After all, if you don’t consume enough calories, your body will do everything it can to conserve energy (calories). It does this not only by making you feel weak and lethargic but also by slowing your metabolism.

Of course, you’ll lose weight on a starvation diet. But it’s only a short-term fix. As soon as you go off the diet, you’ll gain back the weight because the body still thinks you’re supposed to have that specific amount of body fat. The only way to lose weight permanently is to lower your setpoint weight. Once you lower your setpoint weight, you’ll lose weight effortlessly. You’ll never have to worry about the endless and depressing cycle of yo-yo dieting.

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Factors that Determine Setpoint Weight

There are three factors that determine setpoint weight: brain inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation. Let’s briefly discuss each one.

Brain Inflammation

The hypothalamus located in the center of your brain is responsible for balancing calories in with calories out so that your body stays at its setpoint weight. The hormones leptin and insulin continually send the hypothalamus information about your level of body fat. The hypothalamus then takes appropriate action to regulate your weight.

If the hypothalamus is inflamed, however, it cannot receive signals from leptin and insulin. It is in the dark about how much fat you have, so it errs on the side of giving you more fat and raising your setpoint weight.

Gut Dysbiosis

Your digestive system is home to trillions of gut bacteria, collectively known as the gut microbiota. Once thought to just affect digestion, research shows having a proper balance of gut bacteria affects every aspect of health.

Having too many bad bacteria relative to good bacteria in the gut has been linked to diabetes, autoimmune disease, autism, allergies, cancer, heart disease, depression, and many more.  more. It has also been linked to weight gain and obesity.

In fact, the research of the impact gut microbiota has on weight is particularly compelling. For instance, studies show those with more diverse gut bacteria were slimmer compared to those with less diverse gut bacteria. The reason this is important is that certain types of bacteria control how many calories and nutrients your body absorbs. If you have more bacteria that prevents you from absorbing a significant amount of calories, you will be slimmer — and you can eat more food without gaining weight.

Studies also indicate that certain bacteria can alter your body’s sensitivity to insulin, making your cells either more sensitive to insulin and accepting of glucose, or making them insulin-resistant and rejecting of glucose. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are both caused by insulin resistance, so obviously, the types of bacteria you have, have a huge effect on weight gain and your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Finally, some bacteria appear to have preferences for certain types of foods. Some prefer fats, some carbs, some sweets, etc. This means your cravings for certain foods may not be your cravings at all. They may be what your gut bacteria is craving!

Hormonal Dysregulation

The health of your hormones is extremely important in your weight-loss efforts. Hormones are chemical messengers responsible for most major bodily functions, including your metabolism, hunger, fat-burning ability, and much more.

When hormones that affect your metabolism are working properly, they send correct signals to the hypothalamus regarding the state of your weight (fat stores). The hypothalamus then triggers the release of certain hormones — or moderates levels of hormones — to bring your fat stores into line with your setpoint weight.

The Hormonal Clog and Setpoint Weight

But if a hormonal clog occurs, the hormones cannot send correct signals. Hormonal dysregulation ensures that either the hypothalamus does not receive them, or it cannot interpret the signals correctly. But since the main goal of the hypothalamus is to keep you alive — and a certain minimum level of body fat is necessary for survival — it gives you MORE fat. Your setpoint weight then rises.

Incidentally, a hormonal clog is similar to a clog in a sink. If you have a clogged sink, the water cannot drain out. Every time you pour water into the sink, the water level keeps rising. It has an elevated setpoint. Similarly, if you have a hormonal clog, your hypothalamus cannot correctly balance calories in with calories out. The calories you consume cannot be burned off. They just accumulate as fat.

Now, compare this with what happens if the sink — and your hormones — are unclogged. Without a clog, the sink balances the water at a low setpoint. Any water you pour in an unclogged sink immediately drains out. The water level NEVER builds up. Similarly, when your hormones are unclogged, your body automatically takes care of the calories that enter your body. When you eat more, you’ll burn more. When you eat less, you’ll burn less. With unclogged hormones, fat will NEVER build up in your body because your body will balance you at a low setpoint weight.

Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight

About 50% of your setpoint weight is determined by genetics. The rest is influenced by dietary and lifestyle factors. Here are a few of the most common factors that elevate setpoint weight.

Poor-Quality Diet

Clinical research studies show that regularly eating a diet composed of starchy carbs, heavily processed foods, and sugar elevates setpoint weight. That’s because these foods are quickly turned into glucose, which is then dumped into the bloodstream. This causes a spike in blood glucose levels.

The pancreas then releases a large amount of insulin to clear the glucose from your bloodstream. But because there is an excessive amount of glucose, insulin becomes overwhelmed and takes most of it to your fat cells. If this happens often, your non-fat cells signal the hypothalamus that they’re starving. The body responds by increasing its calorie intake and its setpoint weight.

Studies also show regularly eating starchy carbs, sugar, and heavily processed foods destroy the blood-brain barrier, allowing toxins, bacteria, and other foreign invaders into the brain’s environment. They activate inflammation-causing microglia cells. These foods also disturb the balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut, increasing the levels of bad bacteria (gut dysbiosis). Eating a poor-quality diet is directly linked to brain inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation, each leading to an elevated setpoint weight.

Chronic Stress

Chronic stress has become an epidemic. We live in a stressful society. Everyone, it seems, is burning the candle at both ends. There are bills to pay, spouses and children to please. We also have jobs — sometimes more than one — that demands a lot of our time and attention. This all adds up to a lot of stress.

The problem is that our bodies only know how to deal with short-term, true emergency level stress. Stress to a caveman was being chased by a bear or mountain lion. When faced with this type of life-threatening stress, the body prepares itself to fight or flee its enemy. Because you’ll need energy for battle, blood glucose levels increase.

The stress hormone cortisol is also released, which triggers a release of insulin to shuttle that glucose into your cells for energy. (The cells will not open for glucose without insulin.) During your battle with your enemy, your body burns off glucose. After the battle, the relaxation response occurs, and your body’s systems gradually return to normal.

This is a healthy, life-saving response to stress. The problem is that most people deal with every problem as if it’s a lion ready to pounce on them. This means chronic stress leads to chronically elevated levels of cortisol and insulin, both of which raise setpoint weight. And since worrying about your bills or your job does not burn off glucose — only physical stress burns off glucose —  you also have a constant surge of glucose in your bloodstream. This not only further raises setpoint weight, but it also increases your risk for type 2 diabetes.

Sleep Deprivation

lower-setpoint-weightFor the same reasons people suffer from chronic stress, they are also chronically sleep deprived. Getting a good night’s sleep often takes a backseat to work, family, and social responsibilities. This is unfortunate because many studies show an association between sleep deprivation and weight gain.

These studies show lack of sleep has a negative effect on metabolism. Research indicates sleep deprivation increases hunger, particularly for high-calorie starchy carbs and sugar. This is because sleep deprivation reduces levels of the appetite-suppressing hormone leptin, and it increases levels of the hunger-producing hormone ghrelin. Sleep deprivation has also been shown to increase levels of cortisol, the stress hormone that among other things increases cravings for starchy carbs and sugar. Elevated cortisol levels also lead to an accumulation of dangerous belly fat.

In other words, sleep deprivation dysregulates hormones, leading directly to an elevated setpoint weight.

4 Steps to Lasting Weight Loss Transformation

Now that you know more about setpoint weight, you’re ready to learn these four amazing steps to lasting weight loss transformation:

Step 1: Get Your Head Right About Your Lower Setpoint Weight

You would not climb a mountain without bringing the right equipment. Well, losing weight and lowering your setpoint is no different. Luckily we don’t have to climb a mountain but we do need the right mental equipment. And we need to leave behind anything that will weigh us down for our journey. Both literally, metaphorically, and especially emotionally.

Leave behind shame and guilt because it will no longer serve you. Focus on progress instead of perfection and work on taking the simple consistent actions that will add up over time. Habits are far easier to change if you believe in your ability to change, so don’t forget to use positive self-talk as much as possible.

Step 2: Get The Correct Information Backed By Science To Lower Your Setpoint Weight

The amount of junk science out there is staggering. Paying attention to the wrong fad can not only stall your weight loss, but it can even make you gain back more weight. This is because yo-yo dieting dramatically increases your setpoint weight! It really isn’t rocket science.

Study after study from respected institutions such as Harvard Medical School and the Mayo Clinic points to one obvious fact. Eating lean protein, whole food fats, and large amounts of non-starchy vegetables will lead to lasting metabolic healing and a lower setpoint weight. Can it really be that simple? Yes! We’ll show you how you can learn more about eating to lower your setpoint weight in a bit, but for now, let’s move on to step number three.

Step 3: How To Lower Your Set Point With One Simple Sentence

That’s right, there is one little sentence you can use to make sure every choice you make lowers your setpoint weight.

And here is the thing that makes this work so well: Every choice you make in life either raises or lowers your setpoint weight. Everything. If you are stressed, that releases cortisol and raises your setpoint weight. If you eat a correctly proportioned SANE meal your hormones will heal and rebalance over time, and that will decrease your setpoint weight. In fact, many things that we think should help us lose weight, actually raise our setpoint weight, such as strenuous exercise. Now you know why it’s been so hard to lose weight!

So the one simple question you can ask about everything in life from what you eat to how you exercise is: “Will this raise or lower my setpoint weight?”

That’s it. When you look at life through this simple lens it clarifies each choice and gives you more motivation than ever to stick with your transformation plan. We’ll give you the opportunity to learn exactly what lowers and what raises your setpoint weight at the end of this article.

Step 4: When It Comes To Lowering Your Set Point Weight Strive For Transformation, Not More Of The Same Old Information

So many people continue to struggle with their weight because they keep trying the same failed methods with different names and different fancy packaging and pictures, but they are all the same.

It’s time to completely change your relationship with food and create your own personal food transformation and to do that we have created a short assessment that will give you your Set Point Risk Score. This will also give you the exact steps you can take to lower your risk score and thereby lower your setpoint weight. Click here to learn more.

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Does the Setpoint Diet Work?

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does-setpoint-diet-workIf you’re reading this article, it’s a good bet you typed, “Does the setpoint diet work?” or something similar into the Google search bar. Prior to searching online, you may have even asked others, “Does the setpoint diet work?”

Whatever manner you used to arrive at this article and at our website, we are glad you’re here. We know when you asked, “Does the setpoint diet work?”, it was probably more than an academic question. You likely want to know if the setpoint diet will finally be the answer you’ve been seeking for the past 10, 20, 30 years or more.

We feel your pain. We know how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off. More than 100,000 U.S. adults are dieting on any given day. If losing weight were easy, nobody would be overweight or obese.

Setpoint Diet: Work that Ends Yo-Yo Dieting

Have you been on 6, 10, 12 diets or more? Have you lost weight, sometimes a lot of weight, only to gain back every pound — plus a few more? Are you now an experienced yo-yo dieter, a skill you never wanted to achieve? Well…join the crowd. Statistics show that more than 95% of dieters gain back all the weight they lost within 2 years. And it happens every time they lose weight on the next diet…and the next…and the next.

You are now a yo-yo dieter, and that’s never a good thing. Yo-yo dieting is frustrating and depressing. You want to lose weight, you know you need to lose weight, but it just never works for you. Perhaps you feel the most recent diet just wasn’t the right diet for you, so you moved onto another one. But they all led to the same result. You lost 10 or so pounds quickly in the beginning, the weight loss slowed down to nothing, you went off the diet, and then gained all the weight back in a fairly short period of time.

The good news is that going on the setpoint diet involves easy work that lower your setpoint weight and ends yo-yo dieting.

But, in case you’re still wondering…

Will the Setpoint Diet Work for Me?

The answer is yes, yes, YES. More than 100,000 people who have done the setpoint diet work have experience astonishing changes in their health and in their bodies. These individuals have effortlessly lost 20, 30, 100 or more pounds effortlessly. They have lowered their cholesterol,  blood pressure levels, and/or blood glucose levels. Many of them have reversed serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s.

The setpoint diet isn’t a fad. It is scientifically proven to clear hormonal clogs, lower your setpoint weight, trigger fat-burning hormones, facilitate long-term weight loss, and treat or heal many obesity related health problems. What other diet can boast such positive effects or such  high success rates?

Plus, the setpoint diet is the only diet endorsed by top doctors at the Harvard Medical School, the Mayo Clinic, UCLA, the Cleveland Clinic, and Johns Hopkins.

How does the setpoint diet work? Well, this diet works with your body to lower your setpoint weight, which promotes natural and effortless weight loss. More importantly, the weight you lose will be permanent. The setpoint diet is not just one way to lose weight. It is the only way to lose weight permanently.

It is unlike any diet you’ve ever tried because it’s not really a diet, per se. It’s lifestyle change, one that is painless, frustration-free, and amazingly easy to do. Perhaps for the first time in your adult life, you’ll have the body of a naturally thin person, something you could only dream about before going on the setpoint diet. But it is not a dream. It is yours for the taking.

Before discussing the exact strategies that make the setpoint diet work so well, let’s talk about why you might want and/or need to lose weight.

Psychosocial Problems being Overweight or Obese in Today’s Society

Let’s face it, it’s not fun to be overweight or obese in today’s society. In fact, being “fat” is the last acceptable form of discrimination and bullying allowed today. The “unspoken” truth in our society is that it is okay to treat overweight people as less than human. It is okay to treat them with disrespect. Shame them. Bully them.

You see it on TV shows and in the movies. Heavy people are often the butt of jokes. They are usually the ones who don’t get the “girl” or “boy.” After all, the unspoken message says, heavy people are not deserving of love. This media bias against overweight people carries over into the workplace, where heavier people are routinely passed over for promotions. That is, if they are lucky enough to make it through the interview(s) to be hired in the first place.

Overweight people are mocked as lazy gluttons with no self-control. They are blamed for being overweight, and it is this bias that has led to the blatant discrimination and mistreatment of overweight people. For instance, various studies show overweight people earn lower salaries, don’t get promoted much, or have jobs with less customer contact than their naturally skinny co-workers.

To say this mistreatment of overweight individuals is appalling is an understatement. It is cruel and sadistic to treat fellow human beings like that, and yet it happens all the time to overweight individuals. And what type of effect does this have on them? It has quite a large and varied effect, as you might image.

Here are just a few problems overweight or obese individuals face in our society.

Low Self-Esteem

To be mocked because of your appearance — or any other reason — naturally effects self-esteem, especially if it happens often. To be constantly told or treated as if you are “less than” any other person tends to lower your self-esteem.

If you have a low self-esteem, you are more likely to become involved in unhealthy romantic or other interpersonal relationships, abuse drugs or alcohol to soothe the pain, become an underachiever professionally, suffer from depression, have an anxiety disorder, develop an eating disorder, attempt or commit suicide.

Depression

Low self-esteem is often the trigger for depression, a mood disorder characterized by a persistently low mood that continues for an extended period of time. Clinical depression (major depressive disorder) affects the way you think, feel, and behave, and is considered to be a serious mental illness.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, major depressive disorder affects more than 16.1 million American adults in a given year. It is the number one cause of disability for those ages 15 to 44.3. However, major depressive disorder is but one type of depressive disorder. There are several other types of depression that have a profoundly negative affect on millions of people’s lives.

We do not know the exact cause of depression, nor do we know what percentage of people who are depressed have been “fat shamed,” or even what percentage are overweight. But what we do know is one of the triggers for a major depressive event is personal conflicts/disputes with others, major events (bullying, maybe?!!!), or other “personal problems.”

Anxiety

Low self-esteem is also often a trigger for anxiety, especially when you are confronted with an anxiety producing event, such as having to attend a social function or walk past a group of people you know are going to verbally insult you.

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Every year, 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer an anxiety disorder.

Like depression, the exact cause of anxiety disorders is unknown. But what we do know is they often arise from a combination of factors, such as genetics, brain chemistry, personality — and life events (being bullied, ostracized maybe?)

Suicide

Suicide, as the saying goes, is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. That is correct, but for many obese individuals, suicide may seem to be the only way out from a life of continual pain, torture, bullying, and insult.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. In 2016, there were twice as many suicides (44,965) in the U.S. as there were homicides (19,362). The most common trigger for suicide is severe depression.

Though it is not known how many of those who committed suicide were overweight, it it not a stretch to theorize the depression caused by low self-esteem (caused by bullying) may have caused quite a few.

Dating and Marriage

Those who are overweight or obese often have trouble dating and/or finding that perfect marital  partner. Research shows that although most women in the U.S. do not automatically reject an overweight man as a potential partner, many men still will not date overweight women. This makes it very difficult for overweight women to meet and marry the man of their dreams.

And research shows if a woman gains weight after taking her vows, it often puts a huge strain on the marriage. This is true even if he packs on the pounds after marrying her. Overweight and obese men don’t have an easy time in the dating and marriage department either. Men who are morbidly obese, defined as having a body mass index greater than 35, often find it very difficult to find a romantic/marital partner.

Sexual Issues/Dysfunction

People who are overweight or obese frequently experience sexual issues. Because of their weight, they may have trouble finding an appropriate sexual partner. Also, obesity has been linked to lack of sexual desire in women and erectile dysfunction in men.

Studies show the degree of obesity in men correlates with lower testosterone levels. In other words, the greater the level of obesity, the lower the level of testosterone. (Testosterone is the male hormone necessary for proper erectile function.) Obesity can also cause other health problems, such as high blood pressure, that can also affect erectile function.

Eating Disorders

Though it is not publicized much, eating disorders is a huge and growing problem in our society today. An eating disorder is a condition in which a person has an unhealthy relationship with food. With anorexia, the person has a distorted view of their body. They see themselves as fat, for instance, when they may be stick thin. So, they starve themselves to lose weight.

With bulimia, the person obsessively focuses on their weight. This eating disorder is characterized by eating a large quantity of food in a short period of time, and then purging it by vomiting, using laxatives, or excessively exercising.

According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, at least 30 million Americans suffer from an eating disorder. The obsession to lose weight that this disorder causes is not a small concern. Rather, eating disorders have the highest death rate of any mental illness. (Source: National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders)

The exact cause of eating disorders is unknown. However, genetics, personality traits, and environmental factors have been shown to play a role. It should also be noted that many eating disorders begin after somebody teases the person about being “too fat or chubby.” In her BBC interview, Princess Diana said her bulimia began after Prince Charles teased her about being a bit chubby.

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Health Problems Associated with Being Overweight or Obese

If you think the psychosocial problems you experience being overweight or obese are terrible — and they are — the health problems can be even worse. After all, obesity underlies most health conditions and disease. It either causes these health conditions, contributes to them, or worsens them.

Some of the health problems associated with being overweight or obese include:

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Some Cancers
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Gallstones
  • Physical Discomfort

Plus, obesity increases your risk of premature death from ALL causes.

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Notice how type 2 diabetes is at the top of the list of health problems associated with being overweight or obese? That’s because obesity is the number 1 risk factor for type 2 diabetes. The Centers for Disease Control reports that 90% of obese individuals will eventually develop type 2 diabetes. And guess what? About 90% of diabetics are obese.

The link between obesity and type 2 diabetes has been obvious for decades. Medical doctors undoubtedly noticed a high percentage of their obese patients developing type 2 diabetes. But it wasn’t until the mid-1990s that peer-reviewed clinical research studies absolutely verified the link between these two diseases. Actually, it’s more than a link. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are so interrelated that the term “Diabesity” — a condition in which obesity and type 2 diabetes occur together — was coined for it. What is the relationship between these two diseases? They are symptoms of the same underlying disorder involving insulin.

While we don’t yet know why some people develop type 2 diabetes first while others develop obesity, we do know that when one shows up, the other is almost guaranteed to follow. That’s because of the insulin connection.

Insulin’s Role in Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

You see, type 2 diabetes is a condition in which insulin builds up in the bloodstream. Since insulin is a fat-storage hormone, having an excess amount of it hanging around makes it almost impossible for your body to burn stored fat for fuel. Obesity, of course, is the almost inevitable outcome. Similarly, if you’re obese, one or more components of your metabolism cannot do its job to regulate your weight. This causes insulin to build up in your bloodstream, eventually leading to type 2 diabetes.

Diabesity affects more than 1 billion people globally, including 50% of Americans over 65. According to a 2017 report published in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, Diabesity is the largest health epidemic in human history. Diabetes is the 7th leading cause of death globally. It contributes to many of our most deadly chronic diseases.

Health Complications of Diabesity

Some of the health complications of diabesity include:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Blindness
  • Neuropathy (Nerve Damage)
  • Amputations
  • Kidney Disease/Failure
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Alzheimer’s

The Real Reason You Have Not Been Able to Lose Weight

Okay, you probably know most of what’s been written here so far. You know you have problems with your weight that you’ve never been able to solve. You know the physical, mental, and emotional pain being overweight or obese often brings. Though you may not have experienced all of the psychosocial issues of obesity, such as perhaps anorexia or bulimia, you have almost certainly experienced some of them.

Low self-esteem. Depression. Shame. Embarrassment. And much more. You also know the health risks of being overweight. After all, you can’t escape the dire news about the many obesity related diseases. You want to reduce your risk of these diseases, and the only way to do that is to lose weight permanently.

But you don’t know how to do that. Every diet you’ve tried was a huge disappointment. You blamed yourself. You blamed each diet and their creators. But after a few dieting “failures,” didn’t you have a feeling, somewhere deep inside, that you’re missing a piece of the puzzle?

You’re correct. You’re actually missing a HUGE piece of the puzzle…and no, it isn’t your fault. You have simply been given incorrect information from every diet plan you’ve ever tried. Because true information wasn’t easily available, you had no choice but to keep trying other diet plans, hoping they would work for you.

That can change in an instant once you learn correct information. When you learn correct information, revealed here, and learn how to make the setpoint diet work for you, you will lose weight effortlessly and more importantly, permanently.

To lose weight permanently, it is necessary to shatter some well-worn dieting myths.

Dieting Myths You Need to Shed Before You Can Shed Pounds

Though there are many dieting myths, these three are the most harmful to long-term weight loss.

1. A Calorie is a Calorie is a Calorie

According to this myth, all calories are the same to your body. They all affect your body the same way. So, if you’re trying to lose weight, you can eat anything you want as long as your total calorie intake for the day doesn’t exceed 1,200 calories, for instance.

Most traditional diets follow the “calorie is a calorie” myth…and they’re all wrong. Many peer-reviewed research studies show calories affect your body differently depending upon which foods they come from. It takes more calories to digest protein than it does to digest carbohydrate or fat, for instance, making protein a calorie-saving choice. Additionally, protein triggers short- and long-term satiety signals, meaning it fills you up fast and keeps you full longer.

Compare that to what happens when you consume starchy carbs, which are digested and turned into glucose quickly. The glucose is then dumped into your bloodstream. Insulin is released to take the glucose to your cells for energy. However, if there is too much glucose in your bloodstream — which often happens with starchy carbs — insulin takes most of it to your fat cells because it must clear glucose from your bloodstream quickly before it reaches toxic levels.

You feel a rush of energy immediately after consuming starchy carbs because of its immediate conversion to glucose. But a half an hour later, you experience an energy crash because the excess glucose was removed from your bloodstream so quickly. And guess what? You are a also starting to get hungry again. You have to eat a lot of starchy carbs or sugary foods to get full, but it doesn’t last. Within a short time, you’re hungry again.

Protein and starchy carbs. Two foods that prove a calorie is not the same as every other calorie.

2. Creating a Calorie Deficit is the Way to Lose Weight

Almost every traditional diet is also based on the theory that you must create a calorie deficit to lose weight. Though there is some truth to this — a calorie deficit is necessary to lose weight — the way it is being practiced is way off base.

The calorie-deficit theory of weight loss says you must starve your body to force it to lose weight. Starving your body means depriving your cells of the nutrition they need to do their jobs well and to keep you alive.

Starvation dieting never turns out well because the body fights against it. You will lose weight on a starvation diet — though not nearly as much as the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss says you’ll lose — but it will just be short-term. Plus, the weight you lose will come primarily from water and muscle. As part of its defense against starvation, the body suppresses fat burning. It also sends most of the calories you consume to your fat stores because fat is essential to survival in a famine.

When you go off your diet, you’ll regain all the weight you lost and then some because the body overreacts to the recent starvation. Research shows people who go on starvation diets have elevated levels of ghrelin, the hunger hormone, for several months after the diet ends. So, if you ever wondered why you seemed to be unusually hungry after a diet, now you know why!

3. You Must Monitor Your Calorie Intake

This is part of the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss, but it’s worth talking about separately because of how common it is for people to “watch their calories.” This says that the body is “stupid,” that it doesn’t know how to monitor your calorie intake and regulate your weight.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. Your body automatically stabilizes your blood pressure, your heart rate, your respiration, your blood glucose levels…why can’t it also automatically stabilize your weight? The truth is your body does regulate your weight. Your body automatically stabilizes your level of body fat at your setpoint weight.

Setpoint Weight

does-setpoint-diet-workYour setpoint weight is that level of body fat your body “thinks” you need based on communication between your brain, digestive system, and hormones. Your brain, digestive system, and hormones talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat and blood sugar at a specific level, otherwise known as your setpoint.

Think of the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system responds to the weather outside and keeps your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

If you go on a starvation diet, your body goes on emergency alert. It thinks you’re actually starving, and the hypothalamus in the brain orders an increase of the hunger hormone ghrelin to try to get you to eat more food. It also releases other hormones that make you cold and weak and irritable. If this isn’t enough to get you to start eating more food, it slows your metabolism to conserve calories.

So, starvation dieting is not the way to achieve long-term weight loss. The only way to lose weight long term is to lower your setpoint weight. Once you do that, you’ll lose weight easily. Your body will automatically balance your level of body fat at your lower setpoint weight.

Making the Setpoint Diet Work

The setpoint diet is the best way to lower your setpoint weight. You will eat real foods that have been proven to heal the hormones, trigger fat-burning hormones, and lower your setpoint weight.

The foods on the setpoint diet are easy to remember, too. There are no complicated menus to remember or follow. Just remember these simple principles:

Concentrate on Quality of Calories: Once you get the quality right, the quantity will take care of itself.

Concentrate on Eating MORE SANE Foods: This trains your brain to look for SANE foods. Most traditional diets focus on what you cannot eat, which has the effect of making you concentrate on what you cannot eat! This, of course, increases cravings for those foods.

Reduce or Eliminate Highly Processed Foods: Filled with chemicals and sugars, these foods elevate setpoint weight.

Eat Foods High in Water, Protein, and Fiber: These foods have little effect on blood glucose levels, they fill you up, and they lower setpoint weight.

The Setpoint Diet Food Groups

Choose foods primarily from these 4 SANE food groups.

Non-Starchy Vegetables

10+ servings per day

Examples: Spinach, Broccoli, Kale, Zucchini, Carrots

Nutrient-Dense Protein

3-5 servings per day, 30-55 grams per meal

Examples: Salmon, Nonfat Greek Yogurt, Cottage Cheese, Grass-Fed Beef, Chicken

Whole-Food Fats

3-6 servings per day

Examples: Avocado, Almonds, Flax seeds, Coconut, Cocoa/Cacao

Low-Fructose Fruits

0-3 servings per day

Examples: Goji Berries, Blueberries, Lemons, Oranges, Strawberries

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How the Sane Solution Diet and Meal Plan Heals Diabesity

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sane-solution-diet-meal-planIf you haven’t heard about the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan, you’ll be hearing A LOT about it soon. The buzz surrounding the SANE Solution Diet and Meal plan has become incredibly loud. There is a reason for that.

The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan boast more than 100,000 success stories. These folks have lost weight effortlessly and permanently. They’ve written testimonials about how the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan reversed their diabesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Many of them have even been taken off of their blood pressure, cholesterol, and/or diabetes medications!

Some of our SANE Solution successes tell their stories in the Diabesity Solutions Series that premiered online in October 2018, which only added to the very positive buzz. We expect the buzz to become deafening in December 2018, when Jonathan Bailor’s new book, The Setpoint Diet, is published.

The Setpoint Diet: The 21-Day Program To Permanently Change What Your Body Wants to Weigh,” not only details the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan, but it also tells you how it works to facilitate permanent weight loss. Picture this: no more starvation dieting, hunger, or deprivation. No more yo-yo dieting. No more diabesity…and a reduced risk of diabesity related diseases.

This is not a fantasy. It is a reality experienced by thousands of people. You can certainly be one of them. We want to help you become the very best version of YOU. We know the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan can help you easily shed stubborn pounds, while also helping you feel great.

What, you may be asking, is so special about the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan?

Importance of the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan

The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan are unlike any weight-loss program you’ve ever tried. It has been clinically proven in over 100,000 studies to unclog hormones, lower setpoint weight, and facilitate permanent weight loss. It is the only such program approved by top doctors at The Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, The Cleveland Clinic, The Mayo Clinic, and UCLA.

The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan work with your body to ignite your body’s natural fat-burning and blood-sugar balancing power. This leads to weight loss, ultimately reversing obesity. Its blood-sugar stabilization effect also leads to a reduction of diabetes symptoms,  ultimately reversing type 2 diabetes.

And what about other diseases and health conditions? Well, the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan can help prevent, treat, or heal them, too. This is because most health problems have an underlying nutritional basis.

You see, the foods you eat give your cells the information and materials they need to function at peak efficiency. If you do not eat enough food, or the foods you eat are low quality, they cannot properly run your metabolic processes, causing your health to gradually go downhill. You can eventually become overweight or obese. You can develop type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, many types of Cancer, and other diseases.

But isn’t there a genetic component to most diseases? Yes, research indicates that your genes (inherited DNA) play a role in most diseases. If a close relative has type 2 diabetes, for instance, you have an increased chance of developing this disease, too. Or so researchers say.

Food’s Effect on DNA?

But there are other educated voices saying something different. Contrary to popular belief, DNA is not destiny, these researchers say. The science of epigenetics has yielded some fascinating discoveries.

Epigenetics is the study of the changes in organisms brought about by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code. Our DNA — the 25,000 genes discovered by the Human Genome Project — gives instructions to the human body. But these genes need to be told what and how to do something. How else could the DNA in a liver cell and the DNA in a brain cell know to code for only those proteins needed for the liver and the brain, respectively?

The DNA’s instructions come from a variety of chemical switches, known collectively as the epigenome. They flip on or off the expression of particular genes. The epigenome is like a software code that induces the DNA hardware to make a variety of cells, proteins, and people. Studies in epigenetics show that we can modify the way these genes behave (their expression) by everything we do or think. (That includes diet, stress, depression, negative thoughts, smoking.)

Only recently, however, have scientists found that epigenetic signals from the environment can be passed from one generation to the next, even several generations. Research shows epigenetic changes caused by your diet — and other factors — may affect your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc.

So, while you may, indeed, have a genetic predisposition to a certain disease, it may have been caused by your ancestor’s poor-quality dietary habits. And fortunately, you have the ability to change the epigenetic signals from your environment — your diet — to prevent or heal these diseases in your life and to prevent your or ancestors from falling victim to them.

The SANE Solution Diet: The Only Way to Lose Weight Long Term

Quite frankly, the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan is not just one way to lose weight; it is the ONLY way to lose weight long term. And once people learn about and implement the SANE Solution Diet, the twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes will be a thing of the past!

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity: Twin Epidemics

Government health officials, nutritionists, doctors, scientists — and hundreds of millions of “regular” people — want to know how to reverse type 2 diabetes and obesity these days. There is a reason for that.

Type 2 diabetes and obesity have become worldwide epidemics, quickly becoming the largest, most dangerous public health crisis the world has ever seen. In America alone, more than 100 million people have diabetes or prediabetes. According to a Centers for Disease Control Report, as of 2015, 30.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes. Another 84.1 million have prediabetes. (If not treated, prediabetes often leads to type 2 diabetes within five to ten years.) This is not a small concern as type 2 diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States.

Meanwhile, more than 70% of U.S. adults are either overweight or obese; a whopping 36% are obese. (Source: Centers for Disease Control) Obesity is a medical condition in which the level of body fat is severe enough to seriously affect health. (Generally speaking, weighing 20% above “normal” weight is classified as obese.) Obesity increases the risk for many health conditions; indeed, it is the underlying cause of or contributing factor to most diseases.

Both type 2 diabetes and obesity seriously impact health. And here’s the thing…it is no accident that they are twin epidemics. The link between type 2 diabetes and obesity is such a well-established fact that the term “Diabesity” was coined to describe the interrelationship between these two diseases.

If you’ve never heard the term Diabesity, you’re likely to hear quite a bit about it in coming years. Let’s delve into this term to help you better understand this disease.

Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity = Diabesity

Even people familiar with the term Diabesity are unclear about its true meaning. Diabesity is, strictly speaking, a condition in which type 2 diabetes and obesity exist simultaneously. However, you need not have full-blown diabetes to be diagnosed with diabesity. Rather, diabesity refers to a continuum of blood-control issues. It is a diabetic continuum that includes insulin resistance, obesity, prediabetes, metabolic syndrome, syndrome x, adult-onset diabetes, and type 2 diabetes.

Scientists have known for a long time that obesity significantly increases the risk for type 2 diabetes. It is only fairly recently, however, that they discovered the nature of this link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. It involves the hormone insulin, which leads to weight gain, then diabetes, then type 2 diabetes — or leads to type 2 diabetes, then weight gain, then obesity.

This is how it works: type 2 diabetes means insulin is building up in your bloodstream. Insulin is the fat storage hormone, and having an excess amount in your bloodstream makes it almost impossible for your body to burn stored fat for fuel. This makes it almost certain you will develop obesity. Similarly, being obese means your metabolic system — which includes your brain, gut, hormones, or all of them — cannot do their job to regulate your weight. This leads to insulin building up in your bloodstream, which leads to type 2 diabetes.

So, if you are diagnosed with one of these diseases — obesity or type 2 diabetes — and nothing is done, the other disease will eventually follow. This is a scientific fact. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 90% of those who are obese will develop type 2 diabetes.

Examining the Growth Rate of Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity

It is no wonder, then, that type 2 diabetes and obesity are both epidemics that show a similar rate of growth over the past few decades. The global prevalence of adult diabetes has nearly quadrupled since 1980. According to the World Health Organization, 108 million adults worldwide had diabetes in 1980. That number had risen to 422 million in 2014. Similarly, the global prevalence of adult obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.

Given the growth rate of both diseases, it’s no surprise that Diabesity has become a huge and serious public health threat. Diabesity directly impacts more than 1 billion people worldwide, including 50% of Americans over 65. These numbers make Diabesity the largest health epidemic in human history, according to a 2017 report published in Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology.

And it is going to get even bigger as the millions of people with prediabetes develop type 2 diabetes. Certainly, the health impact it will have on hundreds of millions of people worldwide will be devastating.

Symptoms of Diabesity

The symptoms of Diabesity can be subtle, and include:

  • Frequent and intense thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Abdominal obesity
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Excessive sugar/carbohydrate cravings
  • Hunger after meals
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Vision problems, ie, blurred vision
  • Sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction for men, or lack of sexual desire for women
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Irritability
  • Numbness or tingling in hands and/or feet
  • Sweating
  • Gum disease
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sleep disorders

It is very important to pay attention to any signs that indicate you may have this disease. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should not only see your health provider right away, but you should also go SANE. The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan can prevent or reverse Diabesity and its symptoms, which will reduce your risk of developing the many diabesity related diseases and health problems.

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Health Risks of Diabesity

Since long-term elevated blood glucose levels damage blood vessels, Diabesity can affect almost every organ system in your body. Consequently. The health risks of Diabesity are many and include:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Abnormal Cholesterol Levels
  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Kidney Disease/Failure
  • Blindness
  • Amputations
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Some Cancers

If untreated, Diabesity will eventually lead to death.

Why People Have Not Been Able to Defeat Diabesity

You are probably aware of the health risks of both obesity and diabetes. If you are overweight or obese, you know you are at increased risk of developing Diabesity. This probably frightens you on some level, yet you know you can’t do anything about it. After all, it’s not as if you haven’t tried to lose weight — many, many times.

If you’re like most people who have struggled with their weight for a while, you’ve been on countless diets. Statistics not only show that 108 million Americans are dieting in a given year but that also the average American makes 4-5 dieting attempts per year. And the weight-loss industry in the U.S. rakes in $20 billion per year. (Source: ABC News website)

If diets worked, there wouldn’t be an obesity epidemic, and the weight-loss industry probably wouldn’t be making so much money.

But if diets don’t work, why are so many people dieting? Why do they go on one diet after another, only to wind up with the same results? Haven’t you been there, too? How many diets have you been on in your lifetime? How many times have you lost 10, 20, 30 or more pounds, only to gain it all back and then some as soon as you went off the diet?

This destroyed your self-esteem. You felt defeated, worthless, ashamed, a failure. You wondered how those naturally thin people got to be so lucky. What do they have that you don’t have?

The answer? Nothing. You see, naturally thin people don’t have anything that you can’t have, too! All it takes is understanding how your body works and then working with your body to lower your setpoint weight.

Why Traditional Diets Failed You

To be clear, you did not fail any of those traditional diets you tried. They failed YOU. These diets gave you incorrect information, which you trusted and followed. But that’s not your fault. It is their fault. Once you know the correct information that we’ll teach you here, you’ll know how to lose weight safely, effortlessly — and permanently.

The main piece of incorrect information you learned is that a calorie is the same as any other calorie and that by creating a calorie deficit, you will force your body to burn fat. Nothing could be further from the truth.

For one thing, countless clinical research studies show a calorie is not the same as any other calorie. They have different effects in your body depending upon the foods from which they come. For instance, eating a serving of high-quality protein fills you up fast and keeps you full for a long time, does not cause surges in blood glucose levels, and takes more calories to digest than carbohydrate or fat. High-quality protein is not likely to cause fat storage or weight gain.

Compare this to eating a large plate of spaghetti with a couple pieces of garlic bread. These and other starchy foods are digested quickly, converted into glucose, and then dumped into your bloodstream all at once. The pancreas releases the hormone insulin to clear the excess glucose from your bloodstream.

Normally, insulin takes glucose to your cells to be used for immediate energy or stored for later usage. But insulin has only a short time to clear glucose from your bloodstream before it reaches toxic levels. So insulin takes most of the glucose to your fat cells, making starchy carbs one of the most likely types of calories to be stored as fat.

The Calorie-Deficit Theory of Weight Loss

And then there’s the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss. If you deprive your cells of the nutrition they need, this theory says, it will force your body to burn fat. The “experts” can even tell you how many pounds you’ll lose if you’ll just reduce your diet by 500 calories a day. (Do this for a week, they say, and the deficit of 3,500 calories you’ve created will give you a one pound weight loss.) Do this for a couple of months, and you’ll drop 8 pounds.

There’s only one problem. The math never works out that way. When you start to cut calories, your body’s metabolic alarm goes off. It signals your body that you are not consuming as much as you normally do. In response, your body demands more food and starts burning fewer calories. Appetite goes up, calorie burn goes down.

When you try to lose weight by starvation dieting, your body fights you every step of the way. It does not know you want to lose weight. It thinks you’re actually starving. Regardless of how overweight or obese you actually are, your body thinks that is the weight you’re supposed to be. It does everything it can to keep you near this setpoint weight.

You and Your Setpoint

Diabesity is caused by a breakdown of the automatic balancing systems that control our blood sugar and body weight. This homeostatic balancing system is commonly known as the setpoint. The setpoint is that invisible force inside you that is conspiring to hold onto those dangerous extra pounds. Losing weight — and keeping it off — has nothing to do with calories, points, intense exercise routines, mail-order meals or any of the other traditional dieting “hooey” you’ve been told.

So what Is Setpoint Weight and what is its connection to Diabesity?

The human body is a beautifully complex biological machine. Your brain, your digestive system, and your hormones all work together through a highly coordinated system to help stabilize your body weight and blood sugar—the same way they automatically stabilize your body temperature and blood pressure.

To stabilize your body weight, they talk to one another through various feedback loops to synchronize the activities that automatically maintain body fat and blood sugar at a specific level (your setpoint).

Think of the biological feedback system that establishes your setpoint like the thermostat in your house. Thanks to the thermostat, your heating or air-conditioning system respond to the weather outside and keep your home at whatever temperature the thermostat “thinks” it should be at. Similarly, your setpoint stimulates or suppresses your appetite and raises or lowers metabolism in response to how much fat it “thinks” you should store.

Though a calorie deficit is necessary to lose weight — and you will lose weight on a starvation diet — the weight loss will not be permanent because the poor-quality foods you consume did nothing to lower your setpoint weight. Your long-term weight and wellness are all about your setpoint.

Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight

Though about 50% of your setpoint weight is determined by genetics, the rest is determined by lifestyle factors. Everything you do affects your setpoint weight, positively or negatively. For instance, routinely eating a poor-quality diet of starchy carbs, sugars, and heavily processed foods lead to brain inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation (see below) that elevate setpoint weight. Eating a SANE Solution Diet composed of non-starchy vegetables, nutrient-dense protein, and whole-food fats lower your setpoint weight.

Chronic stress, sleep deprivation, and prolonged extended exercise can also elevate setpoint weight.

There are three factors that elevate setpoint weight: brain inflammation, gut dysbiosis, and hormonal dysregulation.

Brain Inflammation

The hypothalamus, an almond-sized structure located in the center of your brain, regulates and controls your metabolism. If the hypothalamus becomes inflamed, your setpoint goes up, and you will likely develop Diabesity. This is because when inflamed, the hypothalamus cannot receive proper signals from hormones that tell it how much fat you have or need. It can no longer properly balance calories in with calories out, so it ends up giving your more fat than you need.

Inflammation is not always a bad thing. It is a vital part of the healing process that the body uses to repair itself. Inflammation only becomes a problem if it continues too long and becomes chronic. This can damage your organs. In fact, researchers now believe inflammation underlies many serious health problems, such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, Cancer, dementia, depression, anxiety, and Diabesity.

What causes the hypothalamus to become inflamed? Research shows the main culprits to be sugar, processed carbs, low-quality fats, and MSG, a food flavoring.

Gut Dysbiosis

Your body is composed of an estimated 100 trillion cells, only about 10% of which are human. That’s right. Some 90% of your cells are bacteria, most of them living in your gut. Bacteria residing in your gut and digestive tract have a major influence on your setpoint.

Collectively called “gut microbiota,” these bacteria are responsible for a variety of tasks. For instance, they extract calories from the food you eat. They also store calories for later use as body fat. Some of these bacteria even have an impact on neurological inflammation and whether or not you develop Diabesity.

In addition, research indicates people with Diabesity have a significantly higher level of Firmicutes bacteria and a lower level of Bacteroidetes bacteria compared to people without Diabesity. The types of bacteria in your gut are heavily influenced by diet. Eating a poor-quality diet of processed carbs, sugars, etc. “feeds” the Firmicutes bacteria and kill the Bacteroidetes bacteria. Eating high-quality foods on the SANE Solution Diet does just the opposite, ultimately lowering your setpoint weight.

Hormonal Dysregulation

sane-solution-diet-meal-planHaving a “hormonal clog” is one of the main reasons for an elevated setpoint weight. When you become hormonally clogged, your brain can no longer correctly “read” the signals from your hormones that would otherwise enable you to burn body fat automatically. However, when you increase the quality of your eating, you can unclog your hormones and begin to lower your setpoint.

To understand how this hormonal clog elevates your setpoint, think of your body as functioning like a sink. When a sink is unclogged, any water you pour into it will quickly drain right out. The water level may rise temporarily, but the sink will automatically take care of it. The sink is balancing water in and water out at a low level. You can think of an unclogged sink as having a low setpoint.

A hormonally healthy body works similarly. To automatically prevent excess body fat from accumulating, it responds to more calories in with more calories out, and to less calories in with less calories out.

When water builds up in sinks and fat build up in bodies, it is because they have become clogged. What causes clogs? You guessed it. Clogs only occur in sinks and in bodies when the wrong quality of things are put into them, causing the level of water or fat to rise and remain high. Now you have an elevated setpoint.

When you put poor-quality foods into your body, it becomes hormonally clogged, causing it to automatically balance you out at an elevated level of body fat and also an elevated level of blood sugar, leading to Diabesity. The good news is that the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan will remove that clog, allowing your body to automatically balance you at a lower level of body fat.

The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan

The SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan are easy to remember and apply. There are no complicated menus or foods to remember. You will not be hungry or feel deprived. That’s because, on the SANE Solution Diet, you will concentrate on the quality of the foods you eat, not the quantity.

High-quality foods are filling and have little effect on blood glucose levels, automatically ensuring you’ll eat fewer calories.

Simply choose foods from these four food groups:

Non-Starchy Vegetables

At least 10 servings per day. Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables at each meal.

Nutrient-Dense Protein

3-5 servings per day, 30-55 grams per meal

Whole-Food Fats

3-6 servings per day

Low-Fructose Fruits

0-3 servings per day

On the SANE Solution Diet, you’ll eat MORE food, lower your setpoint weight, and heal Diabesity. How awesome is that?

Next Step: Heal Diabesity with the SANE Solution Diet and Meal Plan

Ready to finally break free from the yo-yo dieting rollercoaster by balancing your hormones and lowering your body’s setpoint weight?

Want to know the exact foods and serving sizes that are scientifically proven by over 1,300 peer-reviewed research studies to boost metabolism, burn fat and enjoy virtually effortless weight loss like a naturally thin person?

Download the free SANE metabolism boosting food list, cheat sheet and “Eat More, Burn More” weight loss program by .