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I always have been able to break through a plateau when I eat less at night for a few days. Nothing drastic, but something simple such as cutting back the amount of carbs at night(or switching the cals so that the lunch and early snack are a bit more heavier and dinner is a bit more light). This does the trick all the time but might be a bit difficult. It will help break through a plateau though and has helped me maintain my weight loss of 80 lbs. Hopefully I will remember this for my plateaus.

- Submitted by CAROLINE6778 1/2/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 13 Comments
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CAPER85 1/10/2011 7:29:00 PM

    I also (in the past) ramped up my workout. More walking, more strength training helped me get through that Plateau Slump. Thanks for the tip!
CLEMMCCRAY 1/8/2011 11:47:00 AM

    I will try it. Thanks
PASTORWILEY62 1/3/2011 8:57:00 PM

SAGE50 11/7/2015 10:52:00 PM

    I'm going to try this!! In logging my nutrition, even if I stay under my range, I realize I consume 2/3 - 3/4 of my calories in the evening!
KINSBAILE 2/23/2011 8:32:00 AM

    Awesome tip thanks
RUNNER4LIFE08 1/31/2011 2:33:00 PM

    Thanks for the tip!
CAROLINE6778 1/23/2011 2:23:00 PM

    It is tough...I was just dealing with my own plateau and have gone totally boot camp because it feels like I have been doing this forever--(I began at 250 lbs 5-6 years ago and have been averaging a 20lb weight loss per year...I think giving the body a small or big shock for a few days helps it become stronger (Even though its tough to break some old bad habbits). Sometimes at night I would have warm 1% lowfat milk, honey and a piece of bread 80 cal bread and fruit at night (this equates about 350-400 calories and it is pretty filling) instead of a 600 or 700 calorie meal... emoticon
ANNAMARIA43 1/15/2011 5:32:00 PM

    Try to remember that at the end of every plateau there seems to be multiple pounds lost suddenly. Can't wait for that!
PICKANYNAME 1/10/2011 3:51:00 PM

    Works for me as well!
OAKASHANDTHORN 1/9/2011 3:16:00 PM

    I have always eaten the heaviest meal last in the day (7 to 8 pm). Now I will try to eat this at 4 to 5 pm, and have something very light at night plus lots of water.

Thank you for this idea. emoticon
FUTUREHOPE49 1/6/2011 6:14:00 PM

    Thank you for that tip. I will try it!
BABY_GIRL69 1/5/2011 5:46:00 PM

    I try to make sure I have milk with that dinner until you stomach adheres to the less calories at dinner time.
ISLANDWATER 1/5/2011 10:42:00 AM

    This is a great tip! I try to eat most of my calories at breakfast and lunch, but sometimes there's nothing better than a great carb or dessert with dinner... I'm going to try to skip the bread at dinner for a few days and see how that helps.


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