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Old 01-28-2011, 04:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
yauncin
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Default Five or six days at maintenance levels generally did it for me

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Originally Posted by RunbikeSki View Post
The diet doc's explanation of plateaus (2 weeks or more of no weight loss) was the that for most people, it is the body saying, "hang-on here, I need to catch-up and adjust my metabolism". His recommendation was to up the calorie intake to around, (maybe a little below) your daily maintenance requirement for a week or two, then return to your reduced calorie diet.
This is actually what I use to do to break through plateaus. Five or six days at maintenance levels generally did it for me. But I had to learn this on my own.
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