(Closed) Weight loss plateau & weight watchers question.

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My Weight Watchers experiences have been someone fickle like that. I’ll go for weeks and lose consistently and then hit a wall for a few weeks. Sometimes I found that by using all of my extra weekly points it helped me to break out of a plateau. The week before I start my period I always gain a little as well, which is always disheartening. Did you do WW before and are starting it again? I found that I have not been nearly as successful using the points plus plan as I was when I used WW a few years ago.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I agree with SweetDee!  Use all those extra weekly points.  Also, start working out and slowly build the amount of exercise you do – that way you’re not doing more than you can handle and you have something to work towards.  Make sure you’re getting enough protein and getting in all of your daily necessities (oils, fruits/veggies, water, etc).  It sounds like you’re doing a great job so far – don’t give up, even if you reach a plateau.  I wanted to quit a couple times, but I’ve kept off 20 pounds for nearly a year now!  Good luck!!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

To get over plateau’s you need to change up your workout routine, I dont know if you’re running a mile, instead try intervals (sprinting for 30 seconds) walking for a minute, etc. Also, for whatever reason I only eat 1k calories a day (even if I splurge and eat whenever I am hungry, even a little bit) but i noticed that when I eat more calories its actually better for you. Take the calories you should be eating, plus the calories you burned working out and eat all of those calories. Hope this helps! I’ve lost about 9lbs in 3months πŸ™‚ Went from 150 to 141! Still trying to get down another 5-10lbs. Would love to see the 130s on the scale again! πŸ™‚

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Maybe give an idea of what you are eating? Are you measuring your portions?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I found that my body was literally going into starvation mode when I got down to lower points as I lost weight, and I needed to eat the other points to  actually lose weight. My body seriously holds onto fat for dear life like we’re about to have a 100 year winter.

I just could not lose weight with the points plus plan, and instead of going back on the old plan I’ve been using the MyFitnessPal app on my iPhone and it’s been working well. It’s weird to have to count lettuce and fruit and stuff, but counting calories and tracking fat is helping me to eat much cleaner than I did on WW.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I’ve been a lurker for awhile but decided to join just to respond!  I’m doing weight watchers too and it’s working great for me. 

It sounds like you’ve hit a small plateau.  Plateaus will happen throughout your weight loss journey.  My best advice is to start exercising!!  You can always bump up the duration and intensity of your workouts as needed when you hit another plateau.  Diet and exercise really do go hand and hand in weight loss.  I think you’ll see faster results if you start exercising.  I workout a minimum of 4 days a week.

Also, don’t hesitate to use those extra points!  I use mine as a “cheat day”.  Usually the day I weigh in (I weigh in first thing in the morning) I have a meal of whatever I want to eat and don’t worry too much about the points.  I keep the rest of my day light but really enjoy my splurge meal.  This keeps me from feeling deprived.  I stick to my daily point values the rest of the week.

Don’t start counting the fruit as points.  If you deprive your body of too much it will start going into starvation mode as a PP mentioned. 

Also, do you drink enough water?  I like to think of it as a magic weight loss elixir, lol.  I make sure to drink 8 glasses a day.

Hope this helps! And thanks for reading my first WB post! πŸ™‚

 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

You need to eat all of your weeklies so your body doesn’t think you’re starving…otherwise your metabolism slows to conserve the energy you’re taking in and you won’t lose anything.  (ETA – saw this was already addressed!)

I did WW for about 4 months and lost 20 pounds (but didn’t continue following it when I reached my goal weight and have gained about half back) and strangely enough, the times that I ate a lot one day and followed the plan the next seemed to be my best weeks.  You can learn how some people do this regularly to “trick” their metabolism if you google the “Wendy Plan.”

Also, make sure to add some weights into your exercise routine when you start it, and don’t even think of working out 5-6 times in a week – your body needs to rest and recover!  Just make each work out a little harder.  Even bodyweight or resitance band/cord exercises will do a world of good by building muscle, which helps you burn more calories!  πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@Evie19 You are very welcome!  Good luck and enjoy your holiday trip!!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Especially of you just started WW you need those points because otherwise your body will be in starvation mode. It’s often a huge adjustment to go from eating basically whatever you want to eating in the 1200 calorie range. Your body isn’t used to it. I would start eating all of your extra weekly points for now and slowly start decreasing the number of extra points you use. Once your body has adjusted you may not need them all and in fact using them could eventually hinder your weight loss. But right now your body needs them. Splurge a little with them but the extra points but they  shouldn’t be for all bad things. Use them for things high in points but still healthy like avocado/nuts/etc

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