So, after a few weeks of consistent weight loss progress, you realize the scale is not going down anymore. You give it a few more weeks and still nothing. Finally, it dawns on you that you have hit the generally dreaded plateau. You never believed it could happen to you right? So what do you do? In this article, I share with you 3 simple and effective tips you can apply to get out of any weight loss plateau.
Every weight loss diet or exercise routine almost always works out the first time.
After a few weeks, depending on the weight loss technique, you seem to get stuck at a particular place. The reason this happens is, because you have probably done the same sets of exercises and ate the same types of foods over and over again during those first few weeks when you were losing weight, your body got used to your diet and exercise routine. And so, your weight loss methods failed to bring any sustainable results.
Weight loss plateau is nothing to panic about. The surest way of getting out of any plateau is by increasing your metabolism. You got stuck at one place because your body has got accustomed to your daily routine. So to get out it, you need to introduce a change by increasing the rate at which your body burns fats.
There are basically two ways to increase your metabolism:
One of the ways to increase your metabolism is by eating the right foods. Increasing your intake of high-fiber foods like vegetables is one of the best ways to increase your metabolism. Fiber is a non-digestible carbohydrate, but the body tries hard to break it down anyway, using up energy -- and boosting metabolism in the process.
Also, include protein in your diet to give your metabolism a huge boost.
Increase your physical activity
This is definitely the most effective way to increase your metabolism and overcome any weight loss plateau in no time. Incorporate regular 30-minutes a day, 5 days a week exercise in your daily activities. If the thought of workout gives you the shivers, do things that you love and enjoy. There are ways you can exercise without finding it stressful. Try walking, swimming, soccer, basket ball, etc. The key is to do it and enjoy it.
Finally and again, weight loss plateau is nothing to panic about. By increasing your metabolism, you can overcome the plateau and achieve your desired weight. No matter what you do, action and consistency is the key to the castle. Eat healthy and move more.
All the best