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.
Generally, after my "free" day, I can really get in the groove the enxt day with proper foods and exercise and my bidy responds by burning more fuel.
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I allow myself one free day during the week. My free day is Sunday. I can eat something sweet. This keeps me from eating a desert everyday if I know I can have one once a week. Sometimes it is the good stuff like dark chocolate.
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