Weight Loss Plateaus
Article by Gary Stubbs
Congratulations, you are losing weight you don’t feel the hunger pains and that exercise does not really hurt anymore. When people start a diet plan they quickly lose a few pounds, because most diet programs are fashioned to offer you instant weight loss. Sadly enough, this instant weight loss is more often than not a temporary weight loss. It took you a while to put on the weight, so dont feel that the best way to lose weight is rapidly. The best weight loss goal is 1-2 lbs a week.
You will lose weight rapidly for the first few weeks but after that, you will suddenly discover that you are losing weight anymore and possibly even put back on one or two! You have hit a condition commonly known as weight loss plateau! In such situations, the only remedy is a complete overhaul of your lifestyle practice.
You have probably completed the same sets of exercises as well as ate the same types of foods over and over again during those first few weeks when you were losing weight. As a result your body got accustomed to your diet and keep fit routine. When that happened, your weight loss methods failed to bring any sustainable results!
If you want to go ahead of this point, you need to modify your diet and exercise regimen. Join a Gym, and get their advice on setting up a Cardio and Muscle Building program, they can design a Program specifically for you and most Gym’s have a Nutritionist that they work with to help you with your nutritional requirements.Here are two methods you need to be an enthusiast of to get out of the weight loss plateau.
1. Forget Calorie Counting: When you count your calories, you basically limit the intake of calories to an abnormally low level. When you eat Calorie Reduced foods, there is no incentive for your body to increase in intensity your metabolic rate since it has to burn only a few calories. The result is that your metabolic rate continually remains at a very low level. When your metabolic rate is low, you arenï¿½t able to burn fat! As noted Dietician Laurie Beebe http://www.mycoachlaurie.com/ states the best way to lose weight is to reduce your intake of food by about 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week.
In order to burn fat and lose weight successfully, you need to put behind youabout calorie counting and consume more fuel so that your body is forced to keep your metabolic rate at a high-level level. Your body needs fuel to burn fat, and it can get that fuel only from foods!
2. Exercise more: If you have been avoiding exercises altogether, or have been doing no more than light exercises, then you cannot lose weight, it is only possible if you perform high intensity Cardio exercise workouts daily. Instead of being afraid of exercises, try to love them. Exercises are yet another powerful way of increasing your metabolic rate.A good exercise program consists of a cardio Workout and Weight Training, and should last about 45 minutes a day.
Always See you Physician before starting a Diet and Exercise Program.
About the Author
My name is Gary Stubbs and I am no expert in Weight Loss, I just have had a weight problem for most of my life, I was over 300 lbs, lets just say the “Pillsbury Dough BoyÂ©” looked small against me, I am 6â€²4â€³ and was wearing a 56 Pant. On my Blog site I will be giving you regular tips and advice on weight loss for 2010, with Exercise Programs, Nutritional facts, Diet Plans, and a few jokes also. Thanks, Gary Stubbs