Tuesday, July 7, 2009

***Question of the Day: Any suggestions of what to do when you reach a standstill point in weight loss?? How to get past that block and lose a few m

Getting through a plateau can be tough, but not impossible. Just try not to let it deter you from your overall goal. Also, if you do not see the scale budge, don't get frustrated, it could take over a month to push through a plateau. Here are a few tips to help you successfully conquer the big P. 1. Change up your workout a bit. Your body gets used to one workoutand soon becomes immune to it. Change it up with a bit higherintensity. 2. Cut atleast 15 grams of carbs from your overall diet, better yetstay away from all carbs, excluding vegetables after 9pm. 3. If you are eating a lot of fruit then that's great, but the sugarcontent in the fruit could be what is getting you. Instead of threeservings of fruit a day, go for two and replace the third with aprotein. 4. Try not to eat 2 hours before bed, you body will not be able toeasily burn those calories. 5. Try to ween off of frozen dinner meals, the sodium content is veryhigh and can cause water weight. In stead cook a few meals during theweek, freeze up the extra for your own version of a healthy frozenmeal. 6. Your caloric intake changes as you lose weight. Make sure you aretaking in enough calories for your current weight rather than when youwere 5 pounds heavier - let me know if you need help with this.


  1. Thanks Kanwal. I think I needed this post to get back on track.

  2. Kan, I do the stairmaster for cardio and then sometimes I run, I know I've hit a plateau with that and it just can't shake it off, the reason I do those is because I feel like it burns off the most calories!! Any other suggestions?

  3. Hey Alka,
    Sounds like your body has gotten use to your workouts. Two things to try:
    1. Increase your time and intensity on the stairmaster.
    2. Try another high intensity workout like kickboxing.