Topic: What can I do to keep my weight loss from plateauing?
June 19, 2019 / By Andi Question:
Every time I try to lose some weight, I eat right (and don't starve myself--I know that's bad), exercise often, and end up losing 6 or 7 lbs. and then can't lose anymore. What can I do to keep this from happening?
Wendel | 6 days ago
When you consume an amount of calories equal to or greater than the amount you need, you will either break even or gain weight. It's that simple. Therefore you have to slowly decrease the amount you consume per day. Set a weekly goal. Do not starve yourself or you will plateau or even gain. That's how the body reacts.
With sensible eating and exercise, you can a large amount of weight over time. Also, the body will allow about two pounds of weight loss (not water weight) per week. Luckily for you, that will be about 32 lbs. lost in four months. If this seems fast to you, then be happy, it can be done.
Think of it this way: "x" is the amount of calories you consume, "y" is what you burn. Only if x is less than y will you lose weight. It's simple math.
There is a correct way and a wrong way to lose weight. When you consume too few calories per day, your body thinks that it's facing a famine and it slows the metabolism, so that weight loss is more difficult. This ability has helped man survive for as long as we did. Although food is plentiful today, that feature has not changed.
Therefore, the right way to lose weight is to cut a few hundred calories per day and exercise. Doing one without the other leads to slow progress. Consume whole grains (100% whole wheat bread; plain "wheat" bread is not the real thing) and more fruits and vegetables. Exercise need not be intense; twenty minutes of brisk walking a day, three times a week will suffice. Keep to this plan and the weight will come off slowly but surely. Cutting 500 calories per day and exercising would lead to losing at least one pound per week. In addition, exercise helps speeds up the metabolism, eventually leading to quicker weight loss. But it won't happen overnight.
Although you may want to diet, but a lot of diets require you to restrict yourself to certain foods or keep a very low calorie intake, which is why many diets fail. You could eventually lose weight by starving yourself, but not without hunger pangs, fatigue and possible blackouts. You may not want to wait, but in the long run, losing weight the correct way is actually faster than starving yourself.
Furthermore, other weight loss plans require that you spend money on expensive meal plans or pills, etc. in conjunction with exercising on your own. While the exercise is free either way, why spend you money on unnecessary things? You can simply do a brisk 20 minute walk through the neighborhood (at least three days a week) and eat healthier for about the same cost as what you spend on groceries already.
Finally, throw fatty snacks out of the house. Chips or cookies will not hurt you every now and then, but why have the temptation? Replace them with fresh fruits that can be eaten by hand, such as apples and bananas. In addition, only drink water, milk, and 100% fruit juices. When you're out at the mall, avoid buying a quick snack. Don't take a lot of money with you, just in case.
energize plain tasting proteins such as eggs or chicken with metabolism boosting chili pepper sauce
if food was your only source of pleasure make sure to reconnect with other things you enjoy music sports volunteer work or movies for example
When you're wasting weight on the speed you're, maintain your protein consumption up (and dietary supplements) or your frame will devour your muscle and now not your fats. Other then that, do sufficient undertaking to elevate the guts price good above typical for five mins or extra simply earlier than going to mattress.. It will make it more difficult to fall asleep however it's going to maintain your metabolism running into the night time as an alternative them shutting down and storing your nights meal in you frame (fats). You too can check out making use of an Infrared Sauna usually because the infrared waves additionally stimulate your metabolism. I have visible persons who do no undertaking in any respect nonetheless shed extra pounds simply by saunaing three-four occasions every week.
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