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Plateaus in Weight Loss – Why They Happen and How to Overcome Them

June 25, 2018
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You’ve been doing all the right things to lose weight: following a workout regime, eating healthy and clean, and watching your calories.  And it was paying off; you watched the number steadily go down on the scale.  But for weeks the number on the scale has remained the same — you’ve hit the weight loss plateau. Weight loss plateaus happen because our bodies are trying to outsmart our efforts. After every workout, your body becomes a more efficient calorie-burner. And as you lose weight, your body continues to adjust to its new routine, requiring fewer calories than it did before.  If you’re experiencing a plateau, below are a few simple ways to boost your metabolism.

 

  1. Lower your caloric intake

As mentioned above, your body is trying to outsmart your weight loss efforts.  As you lose weight, your body requires fewer calories.  Try eliminating to 100-200 calories a day to kick-start your weight loss back into gear.

 

  1. Cut out salt

If you feel like you’re bloated or retaining water, it’ll definitely affect the number you see on the scale.  Processed foods are loaded with sodium (and not to mention other things you don’t want to put in your body), so cut them out as much as possible.

 

  1. Drink water

Hydration is key to weight loss.   People often mistake thirst for hunger and overeat.  Water also flushes out excess salt out of your body and keeps you fueled for workouts.

 

  1. Eat more fiber

High fiber foods help keep you fuller longer and the nutrients in them can help you shed pounds. Some high fiber foods include berries, nuts, yogurt, and beans.

 

  1. Add lean protein to each meal

In addition to loading your plate with veggies and fruit, lean protein should be included at each meal.  Incorporating lean protein, such as grilled chicken or fish, will keep you fuller longer and lower your overall caloric intake for the day.

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