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Breaking weight loss plateaus

8/24 10:34:46

We all hit that point where we are doing everything right, but with little or no results.
Don’t be discouraged.   When you first start off you will lose weight more quickly, but as you shed the first few kilograms, the body begins to adjust.
In order to push past your plateau in weight loss you may want to make some changes. Try these tips to get over the hump and get you losing weight once again.
1. Mix up your exercise routine
If you are like many people your exercise routine is similar from day to day. Perhaps you always exercise in the morning for 30 minutes alternating between aerobics and strength training.  Exercise is great and you don't want to stop this step. But now is the time to mix it up.

Instead of doing only 30 minutes add 15 more minutes to your workout.  Try doing 30 minutes of aerobics followed by 15 minutes of strength training in the same day. You can also change the time you workout eg. work out in the evenings before dinner instead of first thing in the morning.  Or divide your exercise time into two sessions. You can also try c hange the intensity as well.

Challenge yourself and your body so you can burn more calories and say goodbye to your plateau in weight loss.
2 . Change your eating habits
Just like with exercising now is the time to make some changes.  If you have been eating three meals a day, try breaking these into five or six smaller meals throughout the day.  Eating smaller meals more often keeps your metabolism revved up to burn more calories.
Try altering the snacks and foods as well.  If you usually have a yoghurt as a snack, try a high protein snack instead.  Try adding a bit more protein and less carbs to your meals. 
3. Don't diet
Instead, make it a lifestyle change. Many people use the terms weight loss and diet interchangeably, but the word “diet” generally indicates short term.  Think of this in the long term and change your habits from "dieting" to eating healthily.

4 . Mix up your calories
Instead of tracking your daily calories track them by the week.  Alter your calorie intake daily to keep your body guessing.  This zig-zagging, or calorie cycling is a method that just may push you past your plateau.  Just make sure that your weekly total does not exceed your calorie intake for weight loss.
5. Track and Record

Often when people start to see success in their weight loss they relax a bit on measuring, tracking and recording. Although it is not necessary to track and record to be successful it may be what you need to get over the hump.
Maybe you think you are consuming and burning the right amount of calories, but if you are not tracking and recording this it's just a guess.
So double check you have everything right and go back to recording your calories consumed and calories burned.  Even if it's just for a few weeks to get you past the plateau in weight loss and back to losing weight.

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