How To Lose Weight (Controlling Body Set Weight)

By Jason Fung, MD

Controlling the body’s ‘fat thermostat’, also called the Body Set Weight (BSW) is the most important factor in how to lose weight. If your body set weight is set at too high a body fat percentage, then any attempt to lose weight will result in the body trying to regain weight by increasing hunger and decreasing caloric expenditure. Therefore, it pays to focus on how to adjust the body set weight.

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Jason Fung, MD

By Jason Fung, MD

Jason Fung, M.D., is a Toronto-based nephrologist (kidney specialist) and a world leading expert in intermittent fasting and low-carb diets.

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