Breaking Past a Weight Loss Plateau

A weight loss plateau is a common obstacle encountered during a weight loss program. This is best described as a standstill. After weeks or months of continuous weight loss, the scale may suddenly stop moving. You haven’t changed your diet or exercise habits, and you haven’t started gaining weight, but you aren’t to your final goal yet and the scale won’t budge an ounce.

Weight loss plateaus are the source of much frustration around weight loss. But during your medical weight loss program you don’t need to let a plateau dictate your success. With ongoing guidance and support you can break past the barrier of a weight loss plateau and continue working towards your health and wellness goals.


Time for Change

When facing a weight loss plateau, the first thing many people think and say is that they we’re doing “good.” A plateau isn’t always the result of a broken diet or a lax exercise plan. Sometimes, a weight loss plateau is the result of not making any changes to that routine.

When you first start losing weight, cutting a few calories and working out a couple days a week might have made a big difference in your waist line. As time goes on, these same dietary patterns might not be enough to help you continue losing weight.

As you lose weight your body will adjust to your new weight level. Your metabolism will adjust, meaning the rate at which you digest food and burn calories while at rest will change. A weight loss plateau is often an indication that it is time to reevaluate your current diet and exercise habits and come up with a new plan that is right for where your body is now.


Here are several strategies that may help you break past a weight loss plateau:

A plateau is a temporary standstill. When you reach a plateau you have the choice to change your actions for the better or the worse. By evaluating your dietary and exercise habits and making a few changes in your life you can push past the plateau and continue losing weight.

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