(Closed) Weight loss plateau

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@collieblueeyes:  I’m in the same boat! Any help would be appreciated!

Post # 4
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

By plateau, what do you mean? How long has it been since you’ve seen weight loss?

For me, I hadn’t seen weight loss in 7 days and I was all fliustered because I lost weight EVERY day for the last month (18 lbs in January!). After a reality check from my ladies from MFP that what I was in was NOT a plateau, I stopped weighing myself every day, which helped. I upped the protein, decreased the sodium and simple sugars (while keeping the complex sugars) and started lifting weights. Guess what. 2 lbs down this morning. (I know it’s water weight but it was reassuring, since I was getting frustrated knowing that I was eating right and exercising my tail off).

If I were you, I would change your mid afternoon snack from something purely carb to a protein snack like lunch meat or jerky – at some gyms or health food stores they have something called Os-Trim which has 80 calories, very low carbs, 15 grams of protein. That’s what I would have for your midafternoon snack.

What are you doing for exercise? I would throw in 2 days per week of serious lifting… I am doing ChaLEAN Extreme from Beach Body (the same people who do Insanity and P90X) and I really think that is what is making the difference! Interesting little statistic I heard recently: 2 lifting workouts per week, with regular exercise, over 10 weeks, can reduce body fat % by three percent. Period. So try it!

Post # 5
5107 posts
Bee Keeper

@collieblueeyes:  Oh, PS, I started having a Fiber1 brownie (90 calories) in the morning and it has not only helped keep me regular but it has seriously helped keep me feeling not hungry in the afternoon because it delays gastric emptying.

Things like reduced sodium chicken broth (5 calories, 2 grams of protein) also TOTALLY help me with not feeling hungry as an afternoon snack because it is a space filler without that many calories.

Post # 6
136 posts
Blushing bee

Totally agree with upping your weights and upping your protein. And protein helps soo much with feeling full. For me, a couple poached eggs always do the trick

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