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Old 07-10-2011, 05:16 PM   #11
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I have had many plateaus during my life. It is hard to understand them, at least it is for me. There are some days and weeks that I know I should be losing weight, but the weight stays the same.

The one thing that seems to help me a little, is to walk a little bit more than normal. I know that sounds simple, but it seems to help me a little.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:21 PM   #12
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^^ agreed. i'm guessing adding a little more fat burning by adding extra time / distance to your walk probably helps kick ur system back into fat loss mode.

Originally Posted by RENOAK View Post
You probably are ready for a full diet break, which consists of 2 weeks of eating at maintenance and eating at least 100 grams of carbs a day. Dietary fat should be at about 20-25% of total calories during the break. After long, hard dieting your metabolic rate decreases and a break is needed to up-regulate your hormones again (definitely get back to working out, too). Read The Full Diet Break | BodyRecomposition - The Home of Lyle McDonald

Great job so far!
thanks for the suggestion. i'll definitely take a look at that now. i'll be planning my menu later today and will def. keep that in mind.
195 start weight on 2/28/11
152 current weight (43 lbs in 4 mos)
140 first goal weight by 10/31/11
120 ultimate goal weight by who knows???

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