This is another post that was posted elsewhere. Since it’s been removed and deindexed, I’m now sharing it here.
Are you struggling with a weight loss plateau? If so, you’re not the only one.
A weight loss plateau is when your weight doesn’t change for three weeks or more. It can get disheartening, especially as you try everything possible to get over it.
I’ve had it happen plenty of times throughout my weight loss journeys, and there are many reasons for one to occur, including a change in medication, your hormones fluctuating or your body simply getting used to the weight loss. I won’t go into all the reasons, but I will give you some tips to get over that plateau and kick start your weight loss again.
1. Try eating a little more than usual
If your body has gotten used to the amount you eat and your routine, your metabolism could have slowed or just stalled for a while. You need to give it a jump by eating a little more than you usually would. You may see a weight gain the next week but at least it is movement. The week after, you can go back to eating as normal and see the numbers dropping again!
You may have actually found that your body needs more fuel on a regular basis. If you go back to suffering from a weight loss plateau and found eating more helps, try increasing the amount you eat regularly.
2. Consider the exercise you’re doing
If you’ve been doing a lot of exercise, it is going to affect your weight loss. The truth is you might not be eating enough! Being on Weight Watchers means I earn activity points. In the past I’ve found I have to eat a certain amount of those points after I earn so many, otherwise I don’t see a weight loss. I know others who have to eat all their activity points! Everyone is different so experiment to find what works for you.
3. Go back to the beginning
What did you do when you were first losing weight? You likely wrote everything down, measured and weighed everything out, and stuck to your plan religiously. As you get further along your journey, you want to make it liveable and that means quick choices. But it also means eating more than you should to lose weight. Go right back to the beginning and do what you were doing to lose weight. You’ll soon find that you kick start it again.
Those are just three tips for handling a weight loss plateau. I know I have other tips somewhere in my brain but right now I can’t think of them. When I do, I’ll be sure to post them here.
Do you struggle with a weight loss plateau now and then? Try not to get disheartened. You can get over it, with a few simple tips.
I'm Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online. Since then, I've managed to make a career out of it and don't regret it.