Hit a Plateau?

Plateau’s really do suck don’t they? I know I’ve hit them in the past during my weight loss journey. You know the feeling – you’ve worked hard all week by eating sensibly, slogging it on that treadmill and then stepped on the scales, only to want to hurl the bathroom scales out of the window! But having gone through the process and speaking to experts, plateau’s aren’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact there’s a positive side to them. Normally when you hit a plateau it means that your metabolism has slowed down and you need to kick start it to continue burning fat. This is the point you start stripping your diet and exercise regime to its bare bones to find out  what you are doing so that you can make the necessary changes. And here’s the good bit, sometimes you actually need to eat more! Yes our bodies get used to what we are eating and exercising, so stay at the same weight. Perhaps you need to up the protein and up the fibre. If you’re unsure then seek expert nutritional advice. You will also need to look at your exercise. Our bodies are such great machines that after about six weeks, they get used to do the same exercises and literally scream at you to make them work harder. So tweak your exercise, lift heavier weights, do more intense workouts. So next time you hit a plateau, don’t let it get you down. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it wants to be stronger and leaner. It’s a sure sign that you’re ready to move to the next fitness level of your weight loss journey!

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About Fitlass

I'm a young, independent, career driven girl with a hectic lifestyle. Once upon a time I used to be fat but now I've changed my ways and lead a healthy lifestyle. I want to show you how YOU too can be fit and healthy and yet STILL have a lifestyle!
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One Response to Hit a Plateau?

  1. loseitbig says:

    Funny you mention this. I have hit a Plateau and I am tweaking my work outs a bit.

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