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2/13/13 10:07 A

ok, thank you all!

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2/13/13 8:40 A

Track sodium!!!

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2/13/13 8:16 A

yes I agree, make sure you are eating the right amout of calories

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2/13/13 7:24 A

Great advice for plateau busting....I would double check your BMR as well to see if you are eating enough for the exercise you are doing. You can find it in the Articles and VIdeos section and you type BMR into the websearch tab.

Worked for me -- only a suggestion though

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2/13/13 6:27 A

just keep trying different things until something works. everybody's different so what works for one won't necessarily work for someone else

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2/13/13 3:14 A

ok, i'll try. it's hard to eat right, work out and not see results. thanks for the encouragement.

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2/12/13 11:41 P

I had a total of 40 pounds to lose, and I found while the first 15 came off pretty easily, I hit a plateau every 5 pounds or so. Besides switching things up, I've really had to work on my patience. Just know to keep doing what you're doing, and things will start happening again :)

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2/12/13 10:37 P

Just wait it out. Your body is resisting, but it will settle down and you'll start losing weight again.

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2/12/13 9:38 P

Plateaus are normal. Keep up your program and wait for your body to be ready to lose more weight or tone up. Allow the plateaus to "just be". There is no useful result in trying to overrule this natural 'resting' stage of weight loss.

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2/12/13 9:32 P

Yup, changing it up will work every time. If you use DVD's try a new one that works different muscle groups. Or if you're at the gym use different machines. The thing that has always helped me break through is to work those new muscle groups.

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2/12/13 9:27 P

Yes, change up your workout routine or change what you are eating. Your body has gotten used to what you are doing. You need to shock it by doing something different.

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2/12/13 8:20 P

Ok, i'll try that. I'm doing the insanity workout, but i'll try to speed it up, thanks.

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2/12/13 7:39 P

Try changing up your exercise routine. If you are doing the same thing every day you may just need to switch it up a little. Whether you kick it up a notch or even slow yourself down depending on what you have been doing it will probably make a difference. Additionally, be sure that you are tracking EVERYTHING you are eating. If you are not counting some of the small things that you think may not matter.... they do!! Good Luck emoticon emoticon

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2/12/13 7:02 P

Be patient

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2/12/13 6:09 P

weeks at the same weight...

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