When you find that you have reached a weight loss plateau, change everything about your workout.. Look at your exercise routine. If you do cardio and strenght on the same, which do you do first? At a plateau change the order. Change the type of cardio activity.
Your body has decided that what ever you are doing is the norm so no more weight loss. Confuse it. and get the weight loss going again.
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Sustainable weight loss is a matter of changing your lifestyle & eating habits. My secret is to not change everything at once. Start out with simple goals, like not eating sweets or drinking more water. After you tackle the first goal, set another one. But, keep them reasonable. This has worked very well for me and I just keep tackling small goals on my way to my big goal. Good luck!
Usually, I would jump all into dieting: change everything to fat-free, get the yuckiest stuff just because it's low-cal, turn away from every "fattening" thing I saw. That can only work for so long. I have made my changes less drastic this time around. Some low-fat items are really good. Some things you just need to eat as is and count it in your calories. Moderation & baby steps will get us there!
I like the low-fat Breakstone's dairy line (sour cream, cottage cheese) and I really like the 'ultra' or superskim milk instead of plain skim. Those little changes alone saved me a good many calories so I can eat the regular yogurt I really like. Nip & tuck, but you have to enjoy what you eat!
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