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    The difference between set points and settling points

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    What is the difference between set points and settling points in weight control?

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    The idea of a set point is that the body is designed to try to maintain a certain body weight. So if you lose weight so that your weight goes below your set point, your body will make adjustments to try to increase your weight back to your set point. This could be through, for example, increased hunger or decreased metabolism. According the set point idea, it's pretty futile to try to lose weight (at least below your set point), ...

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    Explains the difference between set points and settling points in weight control. Provides a reference for further reading.

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