(Closed) Help! I hit a weight loss plateau!!

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Is my weight loss goal too high???
    Yes just be happy the way you are! : (4 votes)
    27 %
    No you can totally still reach it! Just takes some hard work but you can do it! : (8 votes)
    53 %
    Maybe....but I have some advice on how to try! (add below) : (3 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    What’s your weight loss method?  I spent about two months tracking my food closely, hovered around the same weight, and then last week switched to a whole food-centric diet (quality vs. tracking amounts) and have started losing again.

    What about changing your workout routine?

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    It’s time to add some strength training to your routine. That will make a change. Two of those days you are at the gym, do strength training instead. See if there is a group fitness class like Bodypump available or if your gym has a 30minute machine line workour set up or something like that.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

    I second that advice, strength training will make a big difference. Speak to one of the trainers at the gym as they can usually show you how to use the machines or make up an intro program for you for free. If not tthis start by doing squats, lunges, pressups etc and you will see a change for sure. Best of luck and keep us posted! 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     I hear this a lot over on Myfitnesspal.com (you should join if you haven’t already!), but make sure that you are eating enough calories or you could be hanging onto the weight because your body thinks you’re starving…also, since it’s been 5 months, make sure you change up how you workout; your body gets into a groove and then it’s not as effective. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I am a group fitness instructor for a program called BodyCombat as my 2nd job and I always tell the people that come up to me and ask me about losing weight, to mix up their routine. Your body gets used to the same excercise and then wont budge unless you change it up a little. In the program I teach, we mix up our routines every week so it keeps the body guessing “what’s next” instead of having the same thing every week. Try doing as PP suggested above, strength training is really good to tone up and lose body fat. You may not lose weight but you will change your body and will be thinner and toned :). Stick with your diet and just change up workouts a little.

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee

    Agree track what you are eating, you may be eating more than you think. Focus on veggies, proteins, healthy fats and avoid simple processed carbs and sugar in all forms.

    Mix up your workout. Look into things like

    HIIT

    Tabata

    Functional Training

     

    Also, I would read “New Rules of Weight Liftin for Women” Its more than just about weight lifting, but about the whys of diet, how nutrition effects you and the why of weight lifting. 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Take a break as well.  Don’t go as much for about a week.  Your body needs a rest and forget all the muscle memory imprinted.  Good luck!

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just wanted to agree on the strength training, go for it! You will notice a difference in real life, not just on the scales. Plus, it’s a great stress buster!

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    a bunch of us are on myfitness pal. you should join. my username is daniellealys! add me and we can motivate and help each other out!

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