Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dealing With a Weight-Loss Plateau
From time to time, you might notice that the scale stops moving even when you think you're following your meal and fitness plans to a tee. It's called a weight-loss plateau, and the important thing to remember is that you will get past it! When a plateau occurs, try these techniques to get the scale moving again.

Stick to your efforts: Now is not the time to jump ship on your weight-loss journey. Instead, it's time to be more diligent about following your plan.

Step up your self-monitoring: Often, people hit plateaus after they stop monitoring how much food they're eating and how much exercise they're getting. Start keeping records again — looking over them will probably tell you where the problem lies.

Continue reading for more tips that will help you overcome that frustrating plateau.
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DANIELLE'S COMMENTS: I have to remind my clients the importance of journaling their food and exercise everyday. It's really simple - not rocket science. If you fail to create a caloric deficit, YOU WILL NOT LOSE. How do you know if your creating a deficit? The scale will definitely move 1 to 2 lbs. per week. If not, cut your calories by 100 or 200 or increase your cardio 30 to 40 minutes and the scale will move. If you want to fit in that bikini bad enough, you'll do the work.

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