Breaking Through a Weight Loss Plateau
Just about everyone who is trying to lose weight eventually hits a plateau during their pound-shedding journey. It’s inevitable, and yet it can crush your spirit and make you want to give up when this happens.
It doesn’t matter which diet plan you chose to get on in the New Year, either. You could be high carb, low carb, vegetarian, Mediterranean, etc. Any diet will do the same thing when your body is subjected to the same way of eating and exercising day after day after day.
The key in helping your body whittle away the pounds is to keep it guessing over the weeks and months while you’re working on your weight loss. You can’t just go on a specific strict diet for 6 weeks and not expect a plateau.
What happens when your weight plateaus? It gets stagnant – not going up or down. You’re confused because you may have been doing this same diet plan for 8 weeks and every week, like clockwork, you’ve seen a 2 pound drop.
Suddenly there’s no drop. No gain, but no drop, either. The next week, you’re holding steady – and it starts to get frustrating because you’re working so hard. You’re eating right. You’re exercising, and there are no rewards in sight.
In the 2014 New Year Diet Success course, you’ll discover how to apply a myriad of nutritional options at your disposal and not only will these plans help you address your weight problem, but they’ll also contribute to better health overall, as well as keep you off of the plateaus.
Switching up your dietary plans and your exercise regimens is what will help you keep losing weight week after week. Plateaus can typically happen at any time. There’s no set week it will appear, although if you look at shows like The Biggest Loser, they sometimes show up in week two.
That’s because when you go on extreme or fad diets that have the potential to do harm to your body, it shuts down and clings to whatever stores it has. It doesn’t want to release the weight because it believes you’ve gone into starvation mode.
Sometimes you just have to hold steady and ride out a weight loss plateau because your body will adjust and become comfortable with your routine. But if it keeps going on and you’re starting to worry, it means you have to do something to break out of it.
That might mean choosing a new program or shaving a few more calories off (if you’re at a safe level), or even ramping up your physical activity to burn more calories and up your metabolism.