If you want to know how to lose weight with the setpoint diet, you’ve come to the right place. The setpoint diet has been scientifically proven to promote long-term weight loss, something you’ve probably dreamed about but thought you’d never find.
After all, if you’re like most people who struggle with their weight, you’re probably a pro at losing weight short term. Each time you try a new diet, you’re full of hope that this time, this diet will do the trick. You’re tired of losing 20 or 30 pounds that you quickly gain back as soon as you go off the diet. But each time you try a new diet, you get the same results — rapid weight loss at the beginning that tapers down to almost nothing within a few weeks.
Every day of the diet is agony. You’re constantly hungry, weak, irritable. You dream about eating a dozen doughnuts or an entire bag of potato chips — all by yourself. Perhaps suffering like this wouldn’t be so bad, you tell yourself if the bathroom scales gave you a reason to celebrate each week.
But no…the scales offer only disappointment. Instead of losing 1-2 pounds a week — like experts say you’re supposed to lose on that extremely low number of calories you’re eating — you lose less than a quarter of a pound. Or nothing. Talk about depressing!!!
You feel sad and depressed and frustrated. Family and friends think you’re cheating. Why else wouldn’t you lose the amount of weight guaranteed by the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss? So, you add guilt and shame to the list of negative emotions you feel when you don’t lose weight like you’re supposed to.
Lose Weight Long Term with Traditional Dieting?
And it’s even worse when you not only gain back all the weight you lost, but also gain 10 additional pounds! Have you been on several diets in the past 20 years or so, only to gain back the weight plus a few more pounds? This is called yo-yo dieting, a common weight loss problem that causes more harm than good.
How is it possible that all those diets you tried not only triggered yo-yo dieting but also caused you to gain weight? That what we’re going to discuss here, and then we’re going to give you the information you need to lose weight long-term with the SANE setpoint diet. You will never yo-yo diet again. How great is that?
The Setpoint Diet: A Better Way to Lose Weight?
If you’re a frustrated yo-yo dieter, you’re not alone. An estimated 45 million Americans go on a diet each year. They spend well over $30 billion per year on weight loss products. And yet, diets fail more than 95% of the time. Meanwhile, the obesity rate in America keeps growing.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 93.3 million U.S. adults, or 39.8%, are obese. And that’s just the number of people considered to be obese, a condition in which the level of body fat significantly increases the risk for health problems.
But being overweight is also unhealthy and increases the risk for many diseases. How many people are overweight in America? The Centers for Disease Control reports that 32.55% of U.S. adults are overweight. (The combined total of overweight and obese adults is 70%, two-thirds of the adult population of the United States.)
It is not that 70% of the adults in this country haven’t tried to lose weight. It isn’t that they aren’t aware of the many health problems associated with being overweight or obese. Why, then, has obesity become an epidemic? Why are so many people struggling so hard to lose weight, only to fail miserably — time and time again?
Reasons Traditional Diets Fail
The most important thing to know is that YOU didn’t fail any of those diets. Those diets failed YOU. There are three main reasons most traditional diets failed you. We’ll discuss each of them in detail.
1. Conflicting and Confusing Health Information
Supposed “experts” are everywhere. They’re on TV talk shows and news broadcasts. They write books. They are quoted in books and magazine articles. Experts in general always offer conflicting and confusing health information, none more so than diet and nutrition “experts.”
Diet “experts,” especially, often have a monetary interest in promoting their rather unique health information. To convince you to try their diets, they teach blatantly false information about the body, the metabolism, and how to safely and permanently lose weight. Granted, some of their teachings are based on false information they were taught, but that doesn’t excuse them for mindlessly repeating such lies. If they truly want to help people lose weight and be healthy, they should do their own research.
You will learn the correct information here, information proven to promote long-term weight loss in thousands of clinical research studies. You’ll learn why SANE setpoint diet is the only way to lose weight and keep it off. (More about that, later.)
2. Calorie Counting and Cutting Doesn’t Work
Most of your life, you’ve likely been told there’s only one way to lose weight — count every single calorie, severely restrict your food intake (cut calories), and/or exercise off excess calories. In other words, you have to starve your body to force it to lose those extra pounds.
Starving yourself is not only painful for you and a cruel thing to do to your body, but it is also counterproductive. Science proves starvation dieting will not result in long-term weight loss. In fact, it will make you gain weight! That’s right. Those extra pounds you gain after losing weight is caused by starvation dieting.
How are you supposed to lose weight if not by cutting calories, then? Well, science proves beyond doubt that the only way to slim down permanently is to eat more of the right foods. It is not about starvation. It is about filling yourself with tasty, nutritious foods that clear your hormonal clog. When you do that, you will burn calories like a naturally thin person — no calorie counting, cutting, or effort required.
3. Setpoint Weight
If it seems like your body is fighting against your dieting efforts, you’re right. There is an invisible force inside your body conspiring to cling to those extra pounds. And it doesn’t matter how little you eat or how intensely you exercise. That’s why starvation dieting doesn’t work for long-term weight loss, and that’s also why you never lose as much weight as the calorie-deficit theory of weight loss guarantees you’ll lose.
This invisible force inside you is called your setpoint weight. Your setpoint weight is that level of stored fat your body works to maintain by regulating your appetite and metabolism through your hormones, genes, and brain. Just like your body regulates your respiration and heart rate, it regulates your weight. If you eat too much, you’ll burn more calories; if you eat too little, you’ll burn fewer calories. It stabilizes your weight around your setpoint weight. This system guarantees you’ll never become too heavy or too thin.
But if the system is damaged or broken, the hormones cannot send or receive proper signals. The body doesn’t know how much fat you need, but since its mission is to keep you alive, it gives you more fat — just in case. Your setpoint weight rises, becoming the new weight your body defends. What factors damage this system and elevated setpoint weight?
Factors that Elevate Setpoint Weight
Here are the most common factors that elevate setpoint weight.
Poor-Quality Diet: If your goal is to lose weight permanently, studies show the quality of calories consumed is more important than the quantity. That’s because poor-quality calories raise setpoint weight. One study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that those who reduced their intake of highly processed foods, refined grains, and added sugar while increasing their intake of vegetables and whole foods lost a significant amount of weight in a year. It is worth noting these individuals did not count calories or limit their portion sizes. They simply focused on eating more high-quality foods and eating fewer low-quality ones, which is exactly the focus of the setpoint diet.
Incorrect Exercise: This may come as a surprise to you, but all exercise is not beneficial for you, especially if you want to lose weight. Extended exercise that increases your heart rate also increases your cortisol levels. Your cortisol levels are usually highest in the morning, so if you exercise early in the morning — as many people do — you’ll raise your cortisol even higher. This can lead to chronically elevated cortisol levels, which not only promotes an accumulation of belly fat but also raises your setpoint weight.
Chronic Stress/Insufficient Sleep: Studies show chronic stress and insufficient sleep not only raise cortisol levels, but they also activate other hormones that lead to overeating and/or craving starchy carbs. Research proves that stress and/or sleep deprivation will not help you lose weight and will likely hinder your efforts.
Why Starvation Diet Never Works
You have probably eaten a low-quality, low-calorie starvation diet and exercised like crazy while being highly stressed and sleep deprived — and still lost weight. Yes, you will lose weight on a starvation diet. But you can never keep it off long term. In fact, research shows only about 5% of people manage to maintain their weight loss for 2 years. The only way you can keep the weight off after a calorie-restrictive diet is to continue eating a similarly low number of calories for the remainder of your life. But even then, you’ll have to eat fewer and fewer calories with each subsequent year to maintain that weight loss. This is totally unsustainable.
The only way to lose weight long term is to lower your setpoint weight. Your body will then regulate your weight around this lower weight, and you won’t even have to think about it!
Setpoint Diet: Lose Weight, Reduce Risk of Health Problems
Using SANE setpoint diet to help you permanently lose weight has another amazing benefit; it will also reduce your risk of health problems.
Obesity is the underlying cause or contributing factor for most health problems and diseases. Here are some of the health conditions associated with overweight and obesity:
- Fatty Liver Disease
- Gallbladder Disease
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol/Triglycerides
- Kidney Disease
- Sleep apnea
- Some Cancers
- Type 2 Diabetes
The setpoint diet can not only reduce your risk for these diseases, but it can also improve your mood and energy, making you feel great!
The SANE Setpoint Diet: Lose Weight, Feel Great
As previously mentioned, the setpoint diet focuses on whole foods. Here are a few basic principles:
- Choose foods as close to their natural states as possible.
- Whenever possible, select humanely raised, grass-fed animal products; i.e. eggs, meats
- Reduce your intake of highly processed foods; i.e. frozen dinners, pastries, chips, cookies, candy, soda
- Reduce or eliminate your intake of grains, starchy carbs, and foods with added sugars.
- Eat foods high in water, fiber, and protein.
The 4 SANE Food Groups
SANE foods have been scientifically proven to fill you up fast and keep you full longer, reduce sugar and starch cravings, trigger fat-burning hormones, and lower your setpoint weight. For best results, try to choose foods from the first three food groups at every main meal.
10+ servings per day
Examples include spinach, eggplant, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, kale.
3-5 servings per day, 30-55 grams per meal
Examples include salmon, grass-fed beef, nonfat Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, egg whites, chicken.
3-6 servings per day
Examples include flax seeds, coconut, chia seeds, cocoa/cacao, almonds, macadamia nuts.
0-3 servings per day
Examples include oranges, goji berries, lemons, strawberries, blueberries, grapefruit.
With the SANE setpoint diet, you will lose weight effortlessly, without counting calories and without hunger. In fact, the goal is for you to be so full of SANE foods that you will be too full for inSANE ones!
Next Step: Lose weight with the setpoint diet and 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 .