What is a weight-loss plateau?
A weight-loss plateau occurs when you no longer loose weight despite sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise. Being stuck at a weight-loss plateau eventually happens to everyone who is trying to lose weight.
Hitting a weight loss plateau is very common and very frustrating when you are working so hard and the scale is not moving.
How do you get through a weight-loss plateau?
Take a look at everything you are doing, are you sticking to a certain calorie amount every day? Are you over eating? Are you not eating enough? How are your exercise habits, have your work outs increased and decreased in intensity? Are you drinking enough water everyday?
Break through your weight-loss plateau:
Once you have taken a look at everything you are and are not doing start making smaller goals. Such as, if you’re not exercising at a higher intensity, start doing that, start small.. even by adding in 15-20 mins higher intensity each workout. Evaluate what you are eating and drinking and write everything down (you really show not go under 1200 calories a day). A great tool to use to help track your daily calorie needs is Myfitnesspal.com. Take a look at your weight loss goal and change it if need be. Take your measurements, you’ll be surprised how much you burn off even when the scale isn’t moving. Start with small goals and work towards them, one step at a time.
Most importantly- never give up, weight loss is hard but in the end it is very rewarding to your health!
*I’m not a doctor, these are my own personal opinions of what has worked for me in the past with weight-loss plateaus.
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