Most people hit a weight loss plateauat some point in their journey. The first step in getting past this frustrating holding pattern is to acknowledge that its normal and that you have to make changes in order to keep progressing.
Adjusting to new healthy habits can break your plateau and support continued weight loss.
CURB THE CRAVINGS
When you’re seeing results it’s easy to stay motivated and resist temptation. However, when you’re dealing with a weight loss plateau it feels much easier to give in to your cravings. This can lead to weight gain, the exact opposite of your goals!
To curb the cravings during a weight loss plateau (and during any other time), arm yourself with a bottle of Trim-V. All you have to do is take two pills with a meal.
Trim-V is made with nootropics which address the source of your cravings – the endless quest for more sugars. Nootropics stimulate neurotransmitters in your brain to counterbalance the cravings that cause you to want the wrong foods! Nootropics also promote the feeling of fullness so you won’t overeat.
As an added bonus, the thermogenics in Trim-V convert fat into usable energy and the unique blend of vitamins and nutritive support revs your metabolism!
KNOW YOUR TRIGGERS
Do you have a tendency to eat when youre stressed out, sad, tired or angry? This mindless snacking can cause you to consume several hundred calories more than you think you are, and this adds up over time.
Eating while distracted or bored has the same effect. When youre not paying attention to what or how much you eat, you make poor food choices and eat larger portions.
Start keeping a diet journal to pinpoint the emotional triggers that make you reach for extra calories, and consider alternative ways to address these feelings.
MAXIMIZE YOUR CALORIES
When eating regular meals and snacks, aim to get the most nutrient density and physical satisfaction out of every calorie.
Bulky, water-rich foods like fruits and vegetables fill you up and provide fiber to help you feel full longer than processed foods. Whole grains contribute more fiber along with a host of vitamins and minerals. Add lean protein from sources such as legumes to promote satiety and help to maintain muscle mass.
As you make these dietary changes, be sure to eat the proper amount of calories for your height, age and activity level. Eating too little can undermine your weight loss efforts just as badly as eating too much.
SHOCK YOUR BODY WITH NEW EXERCISES
Doing the exact same exercises over and over for the same duration causes your body to adapt and begin to burn fewer calories. If its been a while since you changed your routine, find something new and challenging.
You dont want to do a completely different workout every time you hit the gym, but you do want to make sure that your regimen gets progressively more difficult. Add more weight or reps to your strength workouts, and try swapping steady-state cardio for intervals or circuit training.
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Whether or not youre the type to eat in response to stress, being high-strung all the time can make your body hold onto weight instead of shedding it.
Stress causes hormonal imbalances that promote fat storage, especially around the abdominal area. Youre also less likely to be motivated to stick to your weight loss plan when your life feels like its flying apart around you.
Try performing stress-busting activities such as stretching and deep breathing each day to help bring your body and mind back into balance.
Whenever you hit a plateau while trying to lose weight, remind yourself of your ultimate goal of being the healthiest you can be. This will help you to stay focused, make good choices and enjoy the steps youre taking to make it to your target weight.
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