If your New Years’ resolution was to lose weight – and you have been dropping the kilos beautifully – but what happens if you hit the wall and your weight won’t budge? It can definitely deflate your motivation when you hit a plateau, making it tough to persist with your new healthy habits.
A weight loss plateau refers to an extended period of time – at least 2-3 weeks – in which you seem to be ‘stuck’ at a certain weight. It can be disheartening, but weight loss plateaus are a normal feature of losing weight and honestly, should be expected. Today’s blog will feature 3 tips to ‘break through’ the weight loss plateau and keep on losing!
- Change you menu: Changing the way you eat can help ‘kick-start’ your body. For example, if you eat 3 meals a day, try swapping to 6 smaller ones. Or even changing a meal can make a difference – if you have a sandwich for lunch every day, switch to a salad instead. Your body gets caught in a ‘rut’ if you eat the same day in and day out, so vary your diet as much as you can to keep challenging it.
- Increase your activity: When it comes to exercise, changing routines is the key. If you have been walking every day, take your effort up a notch. Why not have a jogging ‘spurt’ during your walk or take on some steep hills? Extra effort equals extra calories burnt and this may just be enough to keep the weight loss ticking.
- Try something new: If you have been walking regularly, it might be time to try something new. Look into doing a Zumba class or go for a Latin Dance lesson. Mixing up your exercise routine gets different muscles ‘firing’ which can reactivate your weight loss effort. Not only that, it stops you from getting bored as you enjoy the challenge of a new activity.
It is crucial that you do not ‘throw in the towel’ if you hit a weight loss plateau! If you need more help to kick those extra kilograms to the curb, then you need the expert advice of The Natural Way. We have been helping Australians lose weight for 35 years, so our trained consultants certainly have plenty of ‘ammunition’ to assist you in getting over that weight loss stop. So don’t give up before you call The Natural Way on 1300 SLIMMER (1300754663) and make your FREE appointment. We would love to help you get back the body you want.
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