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SHERYLDS Posts: 13,382
2/12/13 2:01 P



You might find some useful info on how to increase your metabolism.
this online website focuses on that topic
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Edited by: SHERYLDS at: 2/12/2013 (14:05)
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2/12/13 12:11 P

The only thing that worked for me was completely changing my weight lifting/cardio routine. Nothing changed diet-wise (as I was eating within range on everything, lots of veggies, etc) but something about that change seemed to kick weight loss back into gear.

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2/11/13 8:30 P

Jillian Michael's 30 day shred videos are working for me right now. It's circuit training.


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2/11/13 5:02 P

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2/11/13 1:50 P

The most important thing is to just keep trying. Most "plateaus" are just giving up too soon.

I know we all want the scale to reward our efforts right away. However, it rarely works that way. I know that Weight Watchers does not consider you to be on a plateau until you've followed the plan for 3 to 4 weeks with no weight loss.

Some things that help: increase protein/decrease carbs for a few days; change what you eat - different fruits, veggies, and lean protein; change up and/or increase cardio exercise; eat at the top of your calorie range for a couple days if you usually eat at the bottom -- or vice versa; use an electronic scale rather than measure your foods (my 1/2 cup of oatmeal weighs 45 grams when the box says it should weigh 40 grams); weigh and track foods diligently; eat fruit, not juice; eat whole grains and give up refined grains; drink lots and lots of water; get adequate calcium from dairy products; use healthy oils/fats like extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, nuts, avocado, seeds; eat the best you know how to eat!!

You can do it!!

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TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
2/11/13 12:54 P

Also be sure to check out our three article series to help you find what might need to be adjusted to begin the scale moving again.

Plateau Busters - Part 1
Eat the Right Nutrients at the Right Times

Plateau Busters - Part 2
Include Adequate Rest in Your Exercise Program

Plateau Busters - Part 3
Add Variety to Your Workouts

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2/9/13 10:55 P

To break a plateau I will change my routine by adding some different exercises.

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2/9/13 10:31 P

I take a similar approach. I eat a little above my range for a day or two -- imagining that I telling my body, "I am not starving. So there is no need to hoard energy and store fat."

Then I take a "spa weekend" at home -- in which I eat very light (and low carb) and pamper myself a bit. Throughout it all, I maintain my usual exercise routine or step it up a bit.

It usually helps me get back on track.

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GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
2/9/13 7:32 P

Calorie cycling, most definitely.

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JULIA1154 Posts: 1,783
2/9/13 7:11 P

That's a very systematic approach that intrigues me. Thanks for sharing your experience.

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2/9/13 8:10 A

I calorie cycle it works for me but try eating more protein especially the carb/protein combo.

NWLIFESRC Posts: 9,316
2/9/13 6:17 A

Keep plugging away and change things up

NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
2/9/13 6:07 A

bearing in mind that weight loss rarely happens in a straight line, and to look at the overall trend, still when I want to force weight loss, I double my calorie intake for one day and then sharply reduce it for the next three days. I usually eat 1300 calories/day, so I would eat 2400, then 1000, 1100, 1100, then go back to 1300. I'm not sure why it works for me but it has worked for the past 7 years almost every time I've tried it.

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2/9/13 6:05 A

I have read some tips written by dieticians and trainers about busting plateaus, but I am wondering for those who are on or been on weight loss journies- what tips do you have to bust plateaus?

I have at least 12-15 lbs more to lose, I was consistently losing 1-2 lbs per week since October, and for over 2 weeks now I am not seeing any changes. No weight loss, no inches.

I am eating within range, even at the low end of my 1250-1450 calorie range. I don't eat alot of sugar, watch my carb intake, eat 3 small meals a day and 2 healthy snacks, plenty of fiber and I drink 8-10 glasses of water daily and take my vitamins.

Any other tips you have used that helped you, I would appreciate it! Thanks!

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