The first step in discovering what "diet" is going to be supportive of your body and your individual metabolic needs
is to learn to be mindful. ......To diet, one must spend an inordinate amount of time
thinking about the process of eating, while limiting intake, ignoring hunger and satiety cues, and reinforcing the
idea that the body and food are the enemies. (bountifull women.com)
Set Point Theory This also means that it's pretty easy to stabilize your weight--just eat what seems natural to
you. Your body will automatically find its own set point, and stay there. No more weight fluctuations.
A new variation of this theory is "Settling Point Theory."
Settling point theory criticizes Set Point Theory by pointing to the population-wide weight-gain experienced lately, and says
that something besides dieting must be at fault here. Their culprit is fat.
But not in the way you might think.
Believe it or not, your fat produces enzymes. These enzymes help to digest fat. So in essence, your fat is
producing chemicals that help to digest any fat you eat. Some people's fat produce more of these enzymes than other people's.
satiety Satiety is a gut-to-brain reflex that is regulated primarily by hormones made by the digestive
organs during feeding, which float up to the brain and say, Im full. Dont feed me anymore! Ive invented an eating inventory
called the CASH scale (reverse acronym: Hunger, Satiety, Appetite, Cravings) to grade individuals eating behaviors.