How to get Past a Weight Loss Plateau
Jason Barger is author of top selling diet
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Everyone who has ever been on a diet has hit a plateau at some
point. It is that point where no matter what you do, you cannot seem
to lose any weight. I myself have hit many of these and I am going
to give you a few ways to blast through your weight loss plateau.
Depending on what type of weight loss plan you are on
and how much weight loss you have attained already, these factors
can play a significant role in halting your weight loss. You just
need to see this as a maintenance point and keep charging ahead,
while waiting to achieve your goals.
The first thing to consider is that you may be getting
close to your ideal weight. I myself quit losing weight once I got
down to 175 pounds. It seemed I could indulge a little bit and still
stay at this weight. Now, it seems harder to put weight on then keep
it off. But, I still need to stay on top of this because I know how
quickly I can slip back into my old eating habits.
So if you arenít already at your ideal weight I am
going to give you a few suggestions that may be able to help you
break through this barrier. The main thing is to stick to your plan.
This happens to everybody and you will get through this plateau.
Mix up your program:
By this I mean you may want to switch things around a
bit. You may even want to modify your program. If you have been
eating all protein, then you could try switching to salads or all
vegetables for a couple days. You could even try switching to all
carbohydrates for a few days. If you have been eating all carbs,
then maybe switch to all protein for a while. You get the point, try
to shake things up a bit and see if this helps or hurts.
If you have been losing weight but not eating very
healthfully, then maybe you should try to nourish you body. If you
havenít been eating many calories or eating little or no vegetables,
maybe try to get your body some extra nutrients. Try eating healthy
foods and fats for a while. Your body may be missing something and
this might be just the thing to get your through your plateau.
If you havenít already started an exercise regimen,
then you should start. This can boost your weight loss immediately.
Exercise and its benefits can range from losing weight to giving you
a healthier heart. There are too many reasons not to exercise. If
you have reached a plateau in your weight loss, then now is the best
time to start exercising. Just get outside and walk for 20 minutes a
day. If you can run then run. If you can only walk, then walk. I
guarantee you that this will help you break through your plateau.
Go out and eat:
This also could be a good time to just go out and eat
whatever you want. This can help you forget about dieting and weight
loss for a while and just enjoy yourself. One care free day of
eating is not going to sabotage your whole plan. Just eat whatever
you want and forget about calories, carbs and fat for a day. This
may be just what your mind and body need to get back on track and
help you achieve success.
Ok, these are a few of the things I used in the past
to get through a weight loss plateau. I am sure they will help you
as they have helped me. My main philosophy is to try and maintain
your happiness while losing weight. If it is causing you stress by
worrying so much about everything, then slow down. You donít have to
lose every pound this week or this month for that matter.
Think of it this way. The longer you take to lose the
weight, the less chance you have of putting it back on. I have lost
large amounts of weight very quickly in the past. I always seemed to
gain the weight back just as quick when I did things this way.
Just remember to eat, drink and be merry. If you do
things right you can be happy, healthy and at the perfect weight.
Without sacrificing the things you love.