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Friday, May 10, 2013

I feel like I hit a plateau because the number on the scale has been standing still for a couple of months now and I don't eat over 1550 calories a day and I use the banking method. I have about 3kg left to go to reach my main goal. I haven't been eating perfectly on some days, but in the past I still lost weight even though I ate sugary treats on certain occasions.

This plateau definitely discourages me diet wise, even though I stay in my calories I don't feel like eating so many fruits and vegetables anymore, but instead I'm eating whatever I like within my calories at the moment. This is a new bad habit that I'll have to break eventually.

One positive thing happened this morning though, I decided to measure myself and I was happy to see that I've lost centimeters even though the number on the scale won't budge, so that gives me some hope.

I also think I should start doing something new, exercise wise, I've been doing the exact same thing since December 2012. I think I'll do some research on the internet and search for plateau breaking workouts, before I decide to do a healthy detox, maybe different exercise will do the trick first. If that doesn't work, I might do a healthy detox.
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  • LOVINGAFRICA
    Why don't you check out the plateau section on the MESSAGE BOARDS at SPARK.
    It has many tips and info for you to try.
    Hang in there
    2727 days ago
  • CHOCOHOLIC4LIFE
    Thanks for your advice, will definitely try it. I don't eat any fish at the moment but might start eating some in the future.
    2727 days ago
  • SPARKCHANTAL
    that's right, shake it up a bit! keep your body guessing!
    when your body holds on to the status quo, you have to find new tricks.

    I've been on a sort of plateau for the last two years, up and down within about a 20 lb. range. now i'm trying 'atkins at dinner' and things are moving again. all you need to do is go low to no carbs in the evening (say, after lunch). ok careful for too many calories, naturally. i'm doing 3 meals a day, every 5 hrs, no snacking; only protein and veggies (low fruit too, if any) for dinner.

    and remember, the less you weigh, the less you need. maybe you should reduce to 1000-1200 per day for a while.
    2727 days ago
  • no profile photo AUSTRALIA55
    if you eat a lot of fish try a heavy metal detox.
    2727 days ago
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