You’re trying to lose weight. At first it might all be smooth sailing. You’re dropping the kg’s. You’re feeling great. You’re eating healthy. Then all of a sudden you just stop losing weight.
You start thinking to yourself: “Apart from that piece of cake you had last weekend, I’ve stuck to my diet and exercise program every single day”.
The good news is that you are not alone in this situation. It happens to almost everybody. Even better news is that I’m going to tell you how to get past that “weight-loss plateau”, as it is called.
Although the exact cause of weight-loss is not known, it is believed to be due to changes in the body weight, thyroid function, or leptin levels.
Use these 3 simple tips to help you overcome a weight-loss plateau:
- Don’t Always Trust the Scale
The scale might give you a false impression of a weight-loss plateau. It only reads your overall body weight. It cannot differentiate between muscle, fat, or water weight.
Another mistake we make is checking our weight every few days and expecting to see a noticeable difference. This is why you should not use it as a short-term progress measurement. Rather weigh once a week.
When weighing yourself every day, you don’t keep fluid regulation in mind. Fluid regulation can make your weight fluctuate by up to 1.5 kilograms to either side. It is constantly changing. Don’t be put off just because you are a few hundred grams heavier than the day before.
The most accurate way to keep track of your progress is by using different methods. This way you can check different points over your body to see where you are losing weight, and how much you are losing in reality.
Make sure to measure:
- Circumference of the girth (chest, waist, arm)
- Body-fat percentage
NOTE: Fat loss is not linear.
This means to say that you are not going to lose exactly the same amount of weight week after week. In general, weight loss starts out fast-paced and becomes more difficult as you approach your goal weight.
- Sleep to Optimize Fat Loss
Getting enough sleep is vital to overcoming weight-loss plateaus. It helps to restore certain hormones in the body to their optimal level.
These levels may be thrown off after only one night of poor sleep. Thereafter you can start to feel the negative effects.
Not everybody needs the same amount of sleep, but the general rule is 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Unfortunately there could be many factors that cause you to get less than the recommended amount of sleep. Such factors include:
- Lack of exercise during the day.
- Eating or drinking something that keeps you up at night.
- Stick to Your Plan
You can have the best weight-loss plan in the world, but if you do not stick with it, it will not work.
One of the best ways to keep yourself on track is to keep records of what you eat, when you exercise, and even your sleeping patterns.
To make it easier to keep to your diet, do some meal prep.
Cook enough food for the next 2 or 3 days, and split them up into however many meals you will be needing according to your diet plan. Pack them into individual containers which make it easy and convenient to stick to you portion sizes. It also makes it convenient to take your food with you when you are on the go.
If you struggle to stay motivated when it comes to your workout plan, get yourself a workout buddy. Make sure that it somebody dependable, who will not let you down 30 minutes before you go for your evening jog. It is good to have somebody who can spur you on when you feel like you can’t go on. Or just somebody to keep you company and pass the time when you are going for a cycle.
Try to make some small changes to your diet and also include some supplements to help with craving control and to suppress appetite. Read through the Manna Diet eBook and see what you can do to make some adjustments to your current diet. You might want to do the 7-day detox in the eBook to reset your body for further weight loss. Take the Manna Low GI Shake as a meal replacement which curbs cravings and suppress appetite without any side effects.
- Manna Low GI Shake is formulated to allow you to skip a meal without losing the needed nutrients and energy, helping you lose weight faster.
- Manna Low GI Shake is high in fiber, which has been proven to aid in weight loss.
- Manna Shake also helps stop cravings, helping you keep away from sweets and chocolates.
- It is simple and convenient to use. Just add milk, shake and drink.
- It’s suitable for Diabetics, Pregnant and lactating women, Children of all ages, Vegetarians, Sportsmen, and it’s Fantastic for Weight Management
- Manna Low GI Shake is cholesterol and gluten free and made with all natural and organic ingredients