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At a plateau ....Help!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

SO I have been gluten free for 4-5 months and feel great. I am intolerant. I went low carb/ sugar free 3 weeks ago and the weight is still here I am soooo close to "healthy BMI"/ goal weight!! but can't get there.... on a positive note I maintained this weight a year now! 168-172 :) I would love to tone my mid section I have abdominal separation and extra skin ....What workouts should I do....and WHY can't I drop the last 5-10 lbs?

BTW I am down 88

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SABRINALONDON21 5/23/2012 12:12PM

    Sorry for the belated reply!!! Don't know if you are still plateauing. I see that you do Beachbody.... So here are some tips from Tony Horton
1) If you are exercising regularly and are finding it harder to keep the intensity as before. You may be overtrained / exhausted so lower the intensity (don't stop exercising).
2) If you are not overexhausted, then do contrary to point 1 and turn it up a notch. Add resistance / weights to your workouts...
3) If you have been inconsistent with your food (which does not seem to be your case) then eat clean and make sure you are getting enough protein. Conversely I would add, are you eating enough ? If not ensure you are eating the right amount of calories for your level of activity. Trying the extremes of your calorie range, if you have been eating on your high calories then try lower range for 1 week...
4) 20 minutes walk in the morning before eating to kick start your metabolism.
5) Cut out 500 cal per day for a few days if you are not below 1200, in which case you may want to add 500 cal per day for a few days


I hope this helps, you are doing great so keep on it!



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CASSIEFLUTE 4/26/2012 6:26PM

    What an inspiration! You're gorgeous! Congrats on your success and thanks for the motivation.

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