Breaking out of my plateau
Saturday, September 08, 2012
I THINK I've finally broken out of my plateau this week after 2 months of playing around with the same 2 pounds. I am at an all time weight loss low as of yesterday (and confirmed this morning).
This is a summary of what I did to achieve this important break-thru:
1 - Ate at the lower end of my calorie range for a week.
2 - In addition to my 30 min./day of cardio and strength training 3 days/week in the morning, I added a 15 - 30 min. walk after dinner.
3 - Varied the intensity of my morning cardio. I used the fat-burning cycle on the stationery bike OR I walked 20 minutes on my road with lots of hills.
4 - I drank green tea once a day.
5 - I worked at lowering carbs to around 100 g/day. (Note: This is below the SP recommended range.)
I had some time to read the Petite Women forum and gleaned the following suggestions to be great advice for me to try:
1 - Eat 1100 calories/ day for 2 days, then eat near the top of my calorie range. Keep this cycle up. (I know, lower than ever recommended, but honestly, hitting 1100 exactly is something I probably can't do.)
2 - Increase protein to 75 - 100 g/day.
3 - Never go more than 3 or 4 hours without eating.
4 - Be sure to eat breakfast within an hour of waking.