Are you ready to stop micromanaging your weight? Are you ready to get off the dieting merry-go-round which, let’s be honest, is not as enjoyable as the ones that we rode on when we were kids? Are you ready to finally learn how to listen to your body and become an intuitive eater?
If you are nodding your head yes to these questions, I am hosting a free (yes, you read that right – free!) five-day find your set point weight challenge from June 6, 2021 to June 10, 2021, a totally free challenge hosted by The SociEATy. This five-day challenge which is open to the public will guide you through five days of exercises (and no, that won’t include jumping jacks, I promise!), giving you tips to implement so that you can find your set point weight!
Now you might be wondering, what even is a set point weight? Well, your set point weight is the weight at which your body wants to be, where it functions optimally and feels its best. Weight loss, weight maintenance, and weight gain all usually happen when we work toward finding our set point weights, so it’s not a weight loss challenge! It is a challenge to find food freedom and body freedom so that you can finally become an intuitive eater! Be sure to sign up for the program which, again, is totally free! You can’t beat that price, right?
As I said, three things tend to happen when we try to find our set point weight – we lose weight, we maintain weight, and/or we gain weight, and three separate interviews with fellow members of The SociEATy who have experienced all three are coming next week. As an introduction in the meantime, though, I share with you how to learn what your set point weight is and how to use that knowledge to move toward intuitive eating. Your set point weight is not a static number. It’s more of a range, and not even that range is going to be exactly the same throughout the course of our lives. Factors that are out of our control such as our age, for example, are going to cause our set point ranges to change. The bad news is that it can be very difficult to determine what your set point weight is, but the good news is that there are some questions that you can ask yourself to determine whether or not you are there.
One last time, I strongly encourage you to sign up for the totally free five-day challenge (which, again, is not a weight loss challenge)! Please reach out to me with screenshots of you listening to the podcast and to let me know that you have signed up for the challenge! I would love to hear from you!
[0:02] – We learn about the upcoming set point weight challenge which Colleen will be hosting in June.
[3:06] – Colleen introduces the topic of this episode – set point weight.
[7:02] – Colleen defines the term set point weight.
[9:40] – We learn what kinds of factors tend to influence set point weight such as genetics, environment, and hormones.
[16:15] – Colleen stresses the importance of learning to listen to and honor our bodies.
[19:13] – Colleen explains why and how our set point range changes.
[22:59] – We learn how to discover whether or not we’re at our set point weight.
[28:02] – Colleen offers some tips on how to move toward finding our set point weight – (1) to stop restricting food, (2) to ditch the scale, (3) to become attuned with your body, and (4) to practice self-care.
[33:14] – Colleen explains the important difference between fullness and satisfaction.
[36:30] – Colleen prompts us to ask ourselves a few questions to determine whether or not we’re at our set point weight.
Links and Resources
Colleen Christensen Nutrition – Website
5 Day Find Your Set Point Weight Challenge
Linda Bacon – Health at Every Size (The Surprising Truth About Your Weight)
Linda Bacon – Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand About Weight
Colleen Christensen – “Can Really You Be Healthy at Every Size? (HAES Explained!)”
Colleen Chistensen – “How to Identify & Break Food Rules”
The SociEATy Podcast – “What even IS a food rule?!”
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