The Health at Every Size movement is all about respecting the body: establishing healthy, sustainable habits without changing the size or shape of your body. The intuitive idea is built around the idea that a healthy relationship and peace with real food can only come if you don’t chase weight loss.
The theory of the set weight is that you can eat everything, but it makes you regain your weight instead of doubling your weight. Many factors are involved in set weight, including genetics, environment, dieting history, stress, lifestyle, hormones, health, etc.
Some people accept that the set weight is helpful for body acceptance and a good relationship with the food. Maggie Landes, a physician, and nutritionist say that “all functions of the human body are functionally optimally at a steady-state,” known as homeostasis.
“The body doesn’t like wild fluctuations in hormones, neurotransmitters, electrolytes, energy, blood, electricity, and the weight. Many experts do not even know how our bodies work to maintain a certain weight, but it happens due to hormonal changes in metabolism.”
The 2015 review on “set weight” showed that weight loss leads most people to burn fewer calories overall and burn fewer stored fat for energy. But many experts agree that this can be a useful concept to regulate the relationship between food and their bodies.
It is far healthier than intermittent diets and the extreme weight variations often associated with it, which can negatively impact your heart, hormones, and other functions.