Thread: Plateau?
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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I suggest you change up your exercise. If you have been doing the same thing since May then your body will have adapted and it will consume less energy for the same routine. Weight lifting, as mentioned could be a great benefit (be careful with the shoulder). I would also recommend that you try to keep your protein up at 30% of your calories. Perhaps replacing the daily ice cream with a protein shake.

The beer is really sabotaging your efforts. I suggest you moderate your consumption. Instead of 6 or 8 have 2 or 3. Its not just the calories, it is also about the timing of the calories. When your consumption is limited to a short amount of time your body has no chance to burn off the calories and so they get stored. You do good all week and then replace half your deficit in one day. You would be better off drinking 1 beer daily then 7 in one day. Not trying to preach, just pointing out where you can improve to get past your plateau.

Congratulations on your success so far!
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