Old 09-17-2010, 04:51 AM
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Hi Ladies I am sure we have all been here...the dreaded plateau. I have been here before too and given up, but this time I REFUSE! Any help/advice is GREATLY appreciated!

I started my weight loss journey in January, at the 1st of the year, topping the scales at 263 lbs. To date I have lost a little over 60 lbs (now at 201 lbs) WHICH I AM THRILLED ABOUT!!! Although, I am stuck! Back in June I hit 50 lbs and couldn't have been happier, but stalled. Not knowing what to do I started to cut down on my carbs, which helped me loose an additional 10 lbs relatively quickly. Now its been over a month and I have not budged. I realize I added carbs BACK into my diet, but I didn't gain anything back so that's good!

I am a member at a woman's gym called Get in Shape for Woman, who help me along with my progress with both nutrition and training, but they have not been able to help me move past this plateau. I would GREATLY appreciate any tips, advice or stories from you woman who have been there, done that and succeeded! Or... are suffering from the same problem, either way!
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:25 AM
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Mmm, there are a few things you could try in order to break your plateau.
You could try upping your protein intake and lowering your carbs. A low carb/fat protein shake following your workout is a great way to help your body in recovery mode and up your daily amount of protein. These can be used as a meal replacement or as a snack as long as you're not going to push yourself over your daily allowance.
Another option may be to lower your calories by 50-100 per day until you see the scale begin to move. I'm not a great fan of this method, but it works for some people. And you can use it in conjunction with the protein increase.
And obviously you can try upping your workouts or do a physical activity that you've never tried before. Your body soon gets used to the same routine if you don't switch up your exercise.
Good luck breaking through and reaching your goal. You've done awesome already!
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