Most of us hit a plateau sooner or later. It looks like you are doing all the right things to break it, but it will take some patience and perserverence - whatever you do don't give up
Originally Posted by TrainersRoom
One of the best and the fastest way to loose weight and get your body in a tone is aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercises are best for weight loss and weight maintenance. You can burn many more calories in a span of time doing aerobic exercise than you can doing strength training exercises. You must keep this in your daily routine.
I totally agree. Weight training is great and can really help rev up the metabolism. But sustained aerobic activity is what really burns the calories.
Originally Posted by trishp01
I think for a 200lb man you should raise your caloric intake. If you don't eat enough your metabolism slows down. You should also eat 5 or 6 meals a day which keeps your metabolism up.
Trish, I think you are basically right. However, the grazing all day long vs. 3 squares is mostly a personal preference. Some folks do really well with multiple small meals through out the day, some of us (that would be me) don't because it can be difficult to keep the calories in check and manage the nutrients.
sryder27, you may want to try upping your calorie to your maintence level for a week or 2 - that often helps. Just make sure that you get right back to restricted diet as soon as you reach the 2nd week.