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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 Benefib...

- Submitted by FORDSRANGER 7/30/2013 in Product Reviews | 2 Comments
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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...

- 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...

- 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...

- 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 ...

- Submitted by SWANATOPIA 4/23/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 9 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 s...

- 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 w...

- 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 res...

- Submitted by NANA-JEAN 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 ...

- 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. Gradua...

- 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 meals -- 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 | 9 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 los...

- 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...

- 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 w...

- 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...

- 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...

- 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 s...

- 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 sit...

- 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 wei...

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