The idea that everyone has a certain fat point where their body creates a balance of fat and muscle is wrong. It has been around for a while but it is not in fact true.
Our fat point comes down to the way we live our lives on a day to day basis.
While there are various different body types that are determined by our genes the percentage of fat that we carry around in our body is not due to the genes that we have inherited. It is due to the food that we have been eating from the beginning of our life to the stage where we are at presently.
Let’s say you have been eating too much for a number of years. Let’s say you have retained a certain percentage body fat for a certain time. This then becomes your fat point and you can influence it directly by the lifestyle choices you make.
When you remain at a certain fat point you body adapts to accommodate it. It will develop capillaries and connective tissues. It will develop muscle to aid the body’s movement. It will set new hormone levels to try to keep the body in balance.
It wasn’t genes that did it. It was you that determined your fat point. Your body only wants to keep things balanced.
The body then settles down to monitor and maintain the new fat point. Any sudden changes to your lifestyle will be seen by the body as negatives that have to be corrected. Going on a sudden diet will mean the body will try to conserve fat often at the expense of muscle tissue.
Sadly, many people are resistant to the idea. They prefer to blame it on their genes. It is easier for them to deal with if they believe there is nothing they can do about it.
The truth of it is that all of us have the power to determine our fat points. If we change our lifestyles in the proper way we can do it. Build muscle and raise your metabolic rate through exercise. And reduce your fat intake by following a healthy diet.