Have you come to a stage where your weight refuses to budge? Have you tried everything but nothing seems to be working?

Firstly let’s understand what causes weight loss plateau.

During your weight loss journey, with wrong choices, you may start losing muscles and your metabolism declines causing you to burn fewer calories than you did at your previous weight.

When the calories you burn equal the calories you eat, you reach a plateau. To lose more weight, you need to either decrease the calories you eat or increase your physical activity.

In your weight loss journey, you may have reached a point when your weight doesn’t budge. Some of these strategies may help you to get you on your weight loss track again.

  1. Increase protein and cut back on carbs Protein reduces hunger and promote feeling of fullness besides boosting metabolism. Many studies have confirmed that low-carb diets are extremely effective for weight loss.
  2. Increase physical activity Increasing frequency, duration or intensity of exercise may help. Your body may have become used to the current regime. Performing strength training helps in boosting your metabolism by building muscles.
  3. Minimize stress  – The stress hormone cortisol can increase fat storage and put a break on weight loss. Have relaxation and rejuvenation routines to manage stress with ease.
  4. Try intermittent fasting – Whatever you eat, eat it in 8-9 hours of window, leaving a gap of 15-16 hours. Intermittent fasting helps in regulating the hunger hormone and turn your body into a fat burning furnace.
  5. Increase your fibre  – You feel more full and satisfied with fibre and it improves your digestion and detoxification. Have 5-6 serving of fruits and veggies and avoid fruit juices.
  6. Improve sleep quality and quantity – Get more sleep and improve your sleep quality as it is important for regulating hormones and metabolism.
  7. Increase your water intake – Drinking especially warm water helps in removing toxins and improving metabolism.

Don’t allow yourself to be upset by weight loss plateau. Instead, take plenty of actions and begin losing weight again to reach your true weight.

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