Have You Reached A Weight-Loss Plateau?
Don’t despair you are definitely not alone. Are you are doing all the right things, eating less and moving more, but all of a sudden the scale won’t budge?
No matter where you are in the process, hitting a stubborn weight loss plateau is very frustrating. But please don’t let this de-motivate you and whatever you do, don’t give up.
Here are some ways to break through the weight loss plateau.
Mix up your routine
It’s time to mix up your workouts. The muscles become familiar with the same old workout, if you’re doing it week after week, making your regular routine less effective. To see a change in your fitness and weight loss goal, you have to get outside of your fitness comfort zone and change what you are doing to keep your body guessing.
High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has been shown to burn body fat most effectively. So try doing speed work fast sprints on your runs, alternate walking and running intervals.
Make a Food diary
Maybe you are eating more calories than you think you are eating. The best place to start is to track your food intake everything you eat or drink record it. Then by looking back at your food diary records, you can make sure you haven't loosened the rules, maybe you snaking more, or are you giving yourself larger food portions? Making a food diary is a really smart way keep track on how many calories you consuming each day.
Increase your bodies muscle mass.
Do you want to burn more calories when you’re not even exercising? Well add weights to your exercising routine or if you are already doing so, just lift heavier weights. The more muscle you have, the more calories you burn, and the more body fat you will lose.
Drink more water.
Keep your hydration in check since the body will often crave food when you are even mildly dehydrated.
Get more sleep
A good night’s sleep is vital to losing weight because it resets your hormones. Even a little sleep deprivation can lead to increased hormone called cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Elevated cortisol levels can lead to body fat accumulation around the midsection. So going to bed a little earlier each night will help with your weight loss goal. Plus getting the right amount of sleep for your body will help your muscles to recover from your workouts and will ensure you will have enough energy to take on your next challenging workout.
Don’t drink your calories.
Cut out calorie containing beverages such as soft drinks, alcohol, and fruit juice these are all empty calories. Rather than drinking fruit juice eat fruit instead. Snack on carrots, eat a crisp apple, peal an orange it will fell way more satisfying plus have less calories.
So just remember losing weight becomes harder the closer you get to your ideal weight, so don’t give up, keep going, changing your body is a marathon, not a sprint. I hope this blog was helpful, try some of my plateau busting tips, I wish you GOOD LUCK in your weight loss journey.