Set Point - If this is true, it makes me wonder - why try? But, I am going to try because I see other Freaks who have kept the weight off, so apparently, the set-point issue can be overcome.
I firmly believe that WLS changes our set point. My body used to fight to stay at 225 and now it fights to stay at 120.
I also believe that exercise in the first 6-12 months pre-op contributes to resetting the body's set point and can get it set lower than if you don't exercise during this point. I am less firm in that one though.
But I see a lot of people who wait until they *have to* to exercise (often at the 1 year mark or later) and they don't seem to do as well long term than those who embrace exercise from day one. So it's a theory I'm developing and keeping an eye on.
It's also possible that exercise can reset the set point in the non-altered. In some twin studies, they found that when one twin weighed significantly less than another, the one who was thinner exercised significantly more. They didn't ask them if they felt their bodies fought to maintain their respective weights or if the thinner twin was fighting weight gain constantly though.