There is nothing more disheartening than commiting to lose weight and despite sticking to your weight loss regime, you find after a few weeks of steady weight loss, the scales suddenly get stuck! And the longer you see no results on the scales, the more you want to give up. A weight loss plateau can really derail your motivation to lose weight but please don’t give up – it’s a normal part of any weight loss journey. This week we are going to look at why weight loss plateaus may occur and how you can overcome them.
It is a normal part of the weight-loss process to experience plateaus. Plateaus may occur multiple times over the course of any weight-loss plan – and the more weight you have to lose, the more frequent a weight loss plateau is. The thing you need to remember is that as your body loses weight, your metabolism may slow down to accommodate the losses. So it’s important to work on ways to increase your body’s metabolism while you are losing weight.
Consider these 3 ways to ‘get off’ a weight loss plateau:
- Evaluate your Food Intake: If your body is working at a lower metabolic rate, you have to increase the calorie burning or decrease the calories. Most weight-loss regimens already recommend a low calorie intake, so consuming too few calories can impede your efforts just as much as too many. Restricting carbohydrates in your diet and replacing with protein can help you ‘get off’ the plateau. This is because protein is more difficult to ‘break down’ in the gut than carbohydrates, so the extra energy needed to digest protein can naturally boost your metabolism.
- Increase Exercise: It’s simple really – the more you move, the more you lose. By increasing the intensity of physical activity and how often you exercise will really help you to push past a plateau.
- Staying Motivated: Staying motivated is the most difficult part of overcoming a plateau. It is often very difficult to keep pushing yourself toward your goal when the results are not visible. Whatever you do, do not give up. Eating well and exercising is good for your health and at the very least, will allow you to maintain the weight loss you have already achieved.
If you want to embark on a weight loss program – but are worried about hitting obstacles such as plateaus that will put you back at square one – then you need to see The Natural Way. Our team of dedicated consultants expertly guide you through your weight loss journey, so you can navigate your way past little ‘hiccups’ on the way to your goal. To find out more about our fabulous program, please call your nearest clinic on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and book a FREE appointment to find out more about how we can help. can’t make it to a clinic? Our “Stay At Home Program” delivers excellent results! Call Cora on 0458 754 663. Already know what you need? Online shopping is for you! Visit our website: https://www.thenaturalway.com.au/products/