First of all, congratulations on your weight loss so far! That is great! You voice a rather common complaint that many dieters have. After following the same diet and exercise routine for a few months, many people notice a slowing of their results. I feel your pain, people! I have been there myself. Five months after my son was born, I had about 5 pounds of weight left to lose before my first post-baby photo shoot. I had been dieting and exercising consistently for five months and it just seemed like my body wanted to hang onto that last little bit of pudge. I might have thrown in the towel and said “Hey. I’ll just live with this little layer of fat over my abs”, but I had a photo shoot to do! Not only that, but I have the “Never Settle” attitude and it’s not like me to accept defeat. Allow me to let you in on a little secret that I learned: the human body is smart. After a certain amount of time doing the same thing to lose weight, your body figures out what you are trying to do and doesn’t allow you to continue to lose bodyfat at the same rate. There are a number of reasons why this occurs. When you consume fewer calories, your metabolic rate will slow down. This happens very slowly but eventually, your weight loss will hit a wall and you won’t be allowed to continue to keep doing the same routine day in, day out and continue to lose weight. I like to think of this as the plateau effect. But I have great news—you can outsmart your body and break through this plateau by keeping it guessing. A few small changes to your routine and you can be back on the road to that bikini body you have been working so hard to achieve. Here are my tips for busting through the plateau to help you lose that last bit of weight:
In summary, in order to outsmart your body and break through your weight loss plateau, you have to continue to challenge your body. You have to work out smarter and eat with deliberation. The most important thing you must not do, is you must not give up! The statistics show that people who give up on their diet before reaching their goal often gain back the weight they have lost PLUS MORE! Don’t fall into this yo-yo dieting pattern. Not only is it bad for your physique, but yo-yo dieting is very detrimental to your metabolism and health. I am reminded all too often in my line of work as a nurse that life is short. Don’t lose sight of your goal! Get the body that you want NOW, not later!!
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