If you're already a healthy weight, weight loss is much slower than for an overweight/obese person. Your BMR is lower (you burn less cals at rest/exercise) so you cannot expect to lose the 1-2 lb a week standard for a heavier person. A .5 lbs or less loss is probably more reasonable.
Your body also adjusts to the same old routine. A low cal intake (deficit) and your exercise routine. If you want to rev up your metabolism again, I suggest you try calorie cycling (it works wonders for me and has broke me through plateaus and seems to be helping in losing the last 10-5 lbs). You can use this calculator to figure out a calorie cycling plan. Just calculate your daily calorie needs and then choose the option of "calorie cycling or zig zag dieting plan":
Since you only have 10 lbs left, I would go with the option for "fat loss" and not "extreme fat loss" or at least somewhere in the middle. I personally eat my high cal days when I strength train, medium on lighter strength training/cardio days and low on my rest day.
As far as exercise goes, I'm not sure what you do for cardio or ST. If you're not doing strength training, I highly suggest you do (but you may experience stagnant weight loss or even weight gain in the beginning due to fluid retention (glycogen stores). Strength training will give you an afterburn where you burn more calories during the rest of your day. Make sure you lift heavy, max 8-12 reps before your muscles reach exhaustation.
For cardio, incorporate some HIIT (high intensity interval training). HIIT also helps burn more calories for the next 12-24 hours after you exercise.
But do expect those last few pounds to come off slowly.
Edited by: JENNILACEY at: 3/7/2013 (11:43)
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"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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