Every school morning when my mom tries to get me up…
Steps to getting over a plateau:
- Keep the faith. You may feel stuck, but you’re probably still losing weight—just not enough to register on the scale. (Hey—Even dropping a third of a pound per week means that in a year, you’ll be down a whole 17 pounds.)
- Avoid fuzzy math. It’s common to overestimate calories burned and underestimate calories eaten. Look for places where calories may hide—dressings, spreads, sauces, croutons, and condiments. Keep a detailed food diary.
- Put up some resistance. Increasing physical activity is particularly useful for moving beyond a plateau, because exercise both uses calories and builds muscle.
- Trick Your Metabolism. Many fitness gurus claim that surprising your body with a change in diet, workout or both can shift you out of a weight loss rut. Change up your routine. If you are doing the same exercises over and over again, your body “knows” what to expect.
- Reboot and recharge. If your motivation is non-existent, write down all the reasons you originally wanted, and still want, to lose weight. Look at the list every day. Let friends and family know what you’re up to, and ask for their support. Make a Vision Board with photos and words visualizing your successful body transformation.
(Source: , via colferlovers)