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Patience

Plateaus can feel like getting "stuck" but it may be your body is just resetting itself. Keep doing what you know you need to do and be patient. In time, you will move forward again, better than ever!

- Submitted by MADEIT3 9/13/2013 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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IBS VS SKINNYFIBER!!

Hey friends!!
I have pretty bad IBS and started this supplement called Skinny Fiber about 2 weeks ago. This has changed my life! We all know fiber keeps you full and stabilizes blood sugar to curb hunger, but those of us with IBS have trouble digesting normal supplements like Metamucil or Benefiber (psyllium-based). Skinny Fiber contains glucomannan which is much more easily digested and more powerful. I am currently about 10 lbs from my goal weight and have lost a whole pants size since taking this

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Vary your calorie intake

If I consume more calories one day, because i went out for dinner or whatever, I then cut back more the next day or two. The body wants stability and if we stay at the same calorie level every day, it adapts to that level. Switching up, so that we are not consuming the same number of calories every single day, the body will not settle in as easily. This helps keep the weight loss progress and can help get through a plateau!
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- Submitted by SNOWIEJAZZFAN 5/31/2013 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Change Your Routine

I was in a plateau from June 2012 till about October 2012 - stuck between a 3lbs range! I was running almost every day all summer. I then got a new workout Wii game in October and wouldn't you know, my weight started to drop again! I was so into my running routine that I didn't change it up. My body got to used to it. I was basically maintaining. I wanted to continue to lose so I had to change my routine. I "always" try to change my routine every 4-8 weeks depending on how my body is feeling.

- Submitted by KSCHRAUT 1/31/2013 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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Ditch the Scale

As the unofficial queen of plateaus, I can tell you this: Ditch the Scale. Put it outside in the garage and leave it there for a few weeks. Switch up your routine somewhat. Do more weights, do less cardio or vice versa. Eat breakfast for dinner. Just do something different.

- Submitted by TERIANA 10/7/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 1 Comment
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Even if you haven't lost yet, you ARE benefiting!

I am someone who has always needed instant gratification. So weight loss is hard, because it takes time! But when you don't see results after days of dreadfully working out and passing on that chocolate cake, it can be defeating.

One thing I remind myself whenever I start wondering if it's really worth it, is that every right choice I make IS benefiting me. It's training...enforcing those good choices to work out or to eat right so that they will become natural to me and easier next time.

- Submitted by LUCENRICK 7/14/2012 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Break a Weight Plateau with Green Tea!

When you are stuck in a plateau, drink four or more glasses of green tea a day with a squeeze of lemon or lime! Do not add sugar. If you must have a sweetener, add a little bit of honey!

The tea will detox your body, boost your metabolism, burn fat, increase exercise endurance and block fat absorption!

Adding green tea to your diet twice or more a week will improve your overall health and weight loss efforts!

- Submitted by SWANATOPIA 4/23/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 8 Comments
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See a "new you" once a week!

Take a front, side & back picture once a week. Try & stay in the same pose & place but change your clothes around! Name each photo with week & weight.

Save pictures in a folder on your desktop, upload to Spark People or you can even use a picture editor to combine all three pictures side by side & set the current picture as your profile picture on Spark People or set as desktop wallpaper!

The pictures allow you to see your progress in toning & weight loss instead of relying on the scale!

- Submitted by SWANATOPIA 4/23/2012 in Motivation | 2 Comments
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Learning to say "no," remember you can "later"

Many times when I am having a great calorie intake day, there is a little monster who strikes - the "that is most gorgeous pizza I have ever seen" monster. What I've learned about giving into temptation is that I tell myself I can eat that on my "free" day. I let myself have one once every other week - and then I get it out of my system. In fact, next Saturday, I will be eating Chinese, Pizza, and brownies. Usually when it gets to that day I find one of those things is just enough.

- Submitted by DANCINGFAE 4/20/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 1 Comment
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Keep Trying New Things

Hit a plateau? Cant seem to lose inches or weight?
Keep trying new things until you find what works for you.
A different activity, a different recipe, a different point of view, sometimes what will make a difference is right in front of you - but we give up too easily when we dont see the results we want.

- Submitted by LIFE-FAITH 3/2/2012 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Review and Tweak the Plan~

Whenever i'm getting off track or even when i'm feeling a little bored I look over my old blogs. Almost all of them give me a more positive perspective or solutions to what I want to tweak or change. Should I not feel more empowered or motivated to a new direction then I hit some of my SP friends blogs.

- Submitted by MIPALADY23 2/16/2012 in Getting Back On Track | 2 Comments
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Getting Over that Plateau

Change something drastic in your routine to get past that plateau.

- Submitted by JMA10021 11/22/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Breaking a plateau

I used to go to the Y 3X/wk & work out with kettlebells at home 3X/wk. Then I hit a plateau. Everyone says that exercising too much can backfire, but I figured if I added to it gradually, it might work. So on days when I didn't go to the Y, I went for a 15 minute "mosey" around the block. Gradually, I added time and walked faster until I was doing a least 30 minutes at a good clip. Then I slowly added a walk... (click title for more)

- Submitted by STORMY724 7/14/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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FREE DAY!

When I've hit a plateau -- I take a FREE day. I only eat three evenly spaced days -- but I eat what I really want.
Yes, it can go over calories, carbs, fat... but it serves as a wake-up call to your body. It shakes things up.

- Submitted by LIFENPROGRESS 6/24/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 7 Comments
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Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet really helped me get out of a big plateau i was stuck in for a long time. It was hard to stick by at first but it's really great for those who love meat and salads :) It's just a very low carb diet where you are allowed to eat up to 20 carbs a day which come from fruit and veg. I lost about 16 pounds in the first two weeks during phase one of the diet and this really motivated me aswell to keep up the work. I think this is a great way to break a plateau :)

- Submitted by LITTLEHOP2314 6/17/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 10 Comments
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Break the routing - Get Results!

I have learned the lesson on how to break the routine and lose the weight in other word the infamous plateau.

I exercise 3 times a day which include walk for 60-75 minutes and then in the afternoon cardio for 35-40 minutes.

Decided to then the days I do cardio in the afternoons do long distance walk without hills, then every other day - sculpt days, do walk with hills, this way I exercise my legs.

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- Submitted by CHICA_BORICUA 6/16/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Focus on Gaining Health if You are Frustrated

If the scale isn't moving downwards, you are frustrated by your eating plan, or you want to skip your exercise session, switch your focus to "gaining health" instead. Eating healthily, any exercise, even if only 10 minutes, is still progress, and you are gaining health, even if you are not losing weight. Keep it up, and not only will you continue gaing health, but the weight will start to go.

- Submitted by REDPEPPERS 5/28/2011 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Itty Bitty but Many Meals

Baby plate=just enough to fill ya up.
No less than 6 meals a day=an energized and healthy body.
Have many tiny snacks on hand=saving money
Plates w/sections on them=clean food.
Colorful food=happiness when you eat it
Fresh Food=Full of healthiness
Nuts=fullness

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meat n Cheese=No Mayo
baggies/resealable containers=easier to hold and saves money

These are just a few tips on how I past my plateau with eatin' so the weight is leaving now.

- Submitted by JNPMUDDIN 5/11/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments
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Get at least 7-8 hours of sleep to drop the weight

I didn't realize that I was hindering my own success by not getting enough rest. At first I thought, "Hmmm, maybe I should drink more water." The weight came off slowly, but when I actually started going to bed at a decent hour the weight dropped off with the quickness!!!!

- Submitted by KWANLEEONE 3/31/2011 in Weight Loss | 7 Comments
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Plateau Buster!

Make changes to your workout routine every few weeks. Little changes will matter: 3 sets of 10 rather than 2 sets of 12; speed it up; slow it down; circuit train; lighter weight for 15 sets of 5; the list is endless. Try each new routine for 2-4 weeks and switch it up. Your body won't get used to it and will be less likely to plateau!

- Submitted by MOM2AEML 2/20/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 7 Comments
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Kick It Up A Notch!

Stuck at a plateau? Kick it up a notch with your exercise, and your diligence eating the right foods. Nothing powers you through the status quo like changing your intensity. Every little bit counts, so start with 10 minutes more at the gym, and work your way up until you blast through the plateau!

- Submitted by JHS1982 2/12/2011 in Weight Loss | 0 Comments
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Get lighter? Push harder!

If you've already lost some weight but hit a plateau, you might have to work a little harder. The heavier you are, the more calories you burn in a workout. That means once you're lighter, you can do the same workout and burn fewer calories. To break a plateau, go a little longer, add something, or switch to a more vigorous exercise. You can do it!

- Submitted by EMILYT92 1/13/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments
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Picture Success

Sometimes it's hard to tell if you really are making any progress (especially if the scale is moving VERY slowly) so every time you lose any amount of weight (inches or pounds) take a snapshot -- each time wearing the same thing and standing in the same place. Then go to an online photo hosting site like photobucket and put them into a slideshow. Watch yourself shrinking for inspiration and reassurance during the tough times.

- Submitted by MIYASEDAI 1/9/2011 in Motivation | 0 Comments
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Holiday Plateau

Is freaking out because I don't feel like I'll ever get over this plateau that started before the Holidays!

- Submitted by BLTMGRAY 1/5/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 7 Comments
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Sometimes we just can't help it!

Plateau's are part of healthy and normal weight loss...chart your weight loss and make small changes in anticipation of them. Sometimes it's just avoiding salt, sugar or even something as simple as just drinking a little extra water...point is, it is normal, it is healthy and it is part of your weight loss journey! The more you chart, and in turn learn to anticipate them, the easier it is to overcome the plateau...it may be a matter of weeks or a month BUT it does pass...stay positive!!!

- Submitted by GODDESS_LUNA 1/1/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 1 Comment
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