weight loss and plateaus?
Between January 2008 and April 2008 I have been watching what I eat and I went from 230lbs to 185lbs, but then I stopped losing. During that 4 month period I did little or no exercise. Now hoping to lose another 50lbs, I have started to exercise twice a day, 40 minutes on the treadmill, and 20 minutes with the DVD Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I’m still not losing any weight still stuck at 185. BTW I am 5 foot 2 so 135 is still at the higher end of what I should weigh, but I would be happy if i could get there. I follow the Weight Watchers points system, and have modified that to add more fiber and protein. Any suggestions?? Only serious answers please!
Also I have been following Weight Watchers for the entire 8 months.
After a huge initial loss like that you can pretty much count on the fact that shedding pounds from here on out is going to slow down. Just remember that is totally normal, so don’t get discouraged.
One thing to remember is that most dieticians recommend having one “diet free” day per week where you forego your exercise regime and increase your caloric intake by 200 calories or so. Not too much, but go out to ice cream, or have treats at the movies.
Another thing is to keep changing up your workout to get the most out of it. Even though you are clearly burning calories by what you are already doing, your body will adjust to that routine to the point where you are no longer challenging our body to burn fat and build muscle (to give a simplified explanation) by doing the same thing every day. I personally like alternating between cardio (Tae Bo and Power Yoga are my favorites) and weight training. Swimming, running, jumping rope, Pilates and calisthenics are also great ways to train.
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