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4/26/13 10:38 A

Eat less...exercise more...change it up too! :)

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4/26/13 9:00 A

I bet that you're putting on a bit more muscle, which they say weighs more; but once it's in place, it will rev your body's engine and start burning more fat. It's really an investment in your weight loss journey, so hang in there. For good and ill, clothes don't lie! You're making progress.


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4/26/13 8:21 A

I broke my plateau by going on vacation and eating different foods. when I got home I started changing up my food just like I change up my exercise. It worked for me. Good luck.

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4/25/13 12:10 P

check out MetabolismAdvice . com
great little website with lots of tips for breaking plateaus

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4/25/13 10:44 A

Oh, and totally seconding what JERANDELIS said.

It's definitely not always the scale. You've been cooking along pretty good now, and are in far enough to see that so much of the payout is mental health/satisfaction.

There were times on stage 1 on of my journey (I've just entered stage 2), where I know my body was doing all sorts of rearranging. Muscle replacing fat. Increased hydration!!! And with a pint of water weighing a pound or more, just changing the way you maintain hydration (to meet the increase demand from excercise) can really pack on lbs. at the scale depending on when you weigh.

Edited by: JHAACK39 at: 4/25/2013 (10:45)

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4/25/13 10:39 A

I've dealt with a few of these 'plateaus'/slowdowns/unexpected results a few times.
I know a lot of recommendations are to "change things up" etc.

That's usually not my first step. I don't make radical changes for at least 2 weeks. I figure if something's been working for me, why not give it a little more time? Usually things pick right back up again.

If not, that's when I've made changes to my excercise. Switched cardio machines. Or switched up the program on a particular machine. Those have been huge successes when I seem stalled both physically and 'mentally'.

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4/25/13 10:04 A

Plateaus are frustrating but I think you have a good perspective. It's not always about the number on the scale. emoticon

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4/25/13 9:45 A

I lost quite a few pounds, now i'm at a plateau. I step on my scale and don't see a change in weight but I'm know i'm still losing weight because My clothes are getting looser.

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