“Just because you hit a plateau does not mean you are at the end. Just because you have a bad day or fail does not mean you should give up. When you come to a plateau or you find yourself struggling, CHOOSE to continue. CHOOSE to move beyond where you are at. You are never stuck unless you believe that you are.” ~ Marsha Tieken Christensen
If you hit a plateau, don’t get discouraged. I know that it’s so frustrating not seeing the number on the scale dropping after a week of diligent healthy eating and daily grueling workouts. But this is no time for despair. The plateau is a common problem and it’s normal for weight loss to slow and even stall. You can beat it by revving up your workout. Increase the intensity, frequency and duration of your cardio workouts. Reassess your eating habits. Try to cut more calories. Reduce your daily calorie intake by 200 calories but don’t go below 1,200 calories. If you consume less than 1,200 calories a day you will most likely feel hungry all the time, which increases the risk of overeating. If you’re not lifting weights yet I encourage you to incorporate strength training into your regimen. When you strength train with weights, you’re using your muscles to work against the extra pounds. Work out with weights about three times a week. This will help you burn more calories even when not working out. Whatever you do, just don’t give up or revert back to your old eating and exercise habits.
Wishing you a great day! 🙂