MOSTLY we hear about the plateau effect happening to people trying to lose weight. It has happened to me several times in my life. A person can be going along losing weight steadily week after week, and then Wham o nothing...week after week. Our bodies will become accustomed to what we do and demand more to ensure continued success.
WEIGHT loss demands so much from our minds and bodies. We have to stay focused
UNFORTUNATELY a lot of people fall off the food wagon when they hit a plateau and end up gaining all their weight back plus some. I speak from experience. The trick is to not let it get you down, let it go and move forward. Change up what you are doing, and that could mean upping your calories by 200 for 4-7 days (I know, it sounds horrible) then lower them back down to what they were for 4-7 days until you start to lose again (this is called cycling). Our bodies are amazing machines, and can adapt and overcome a lot.
IT could also mean changing up your exercise regime'. Like I said before, our bodies can become accustomed to the exercise or amount of exertion we are putting in, often times all it takes is adding in high intensity bursts here and there to make a difference. Try it, and see where it gets you.
- Have you ever hit a plateau?
- If so, what kind was it, running, weight loss, body building?
- Do you just like how the word plateau rolls off the tongue?
- Have you seen the sunshine today?
Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.
"Limitations only exist if you let them"
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