Admit it, we’ve all been there.
I’ve had the same weight on my driver’s license since I was 21 years old. 😬
Ever heard of set point theory? ➡️ It states that your weight may go up and down temporarily but will ultimately return to its normal range. I consider the number on my license my set point haha
BUT does your set point stay the same forever? No!
It’s natural to gradually gain weight as you get older. The average person gains 1.1 to 2.2 pounds per year. Not saying this is always healthy, but it’s pretty realistic unless you’re actively working against it.
It also depends on your body type, muscle composition, fluid retention, digestion, and how much movement you work into your day. And sadly, as our metabolism slows down it may be much easier to gain weight than it is to lose it.
So if you’re still chasing the weight you put on your driver’s license and getting frustrated… you’re not alone.
My advice? Stop weighing yourself 😉… truly, when I have clients tell me they need to get to x weight, I usually ask them why they say that? Most of the time reasons include
– I feel best at that weight
– My clothes fit best
– That was my pre-pregnancy weight
– I can move better
– That’s when I was most fit
So instead of focusing on the weight, let’s start focusing on the outcomes. Because there’s a big difference between someone who is starving themselves to hit a certain number and someone who is hitting all those same outcomes at a higher weight.
So?…What person do you want to be?