Weight Loss Plateau

Are you unable to lose weight even if you do workouts and eat a healthy diet? Are you planning to get weight loss surgery to shed extra pounds?  

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Do you feel stuck in your weight loss journey? A weight loss plateau is a common stage that happens to many people. They work hard to lose weight and are even able to lose weight in the initial stages but after some time it is not effective as before. But what is the reason behind this? How can you overcome this? 

Keep reading this article to get the answers to the questions you are looking for.  

A weight loss plateau means you are not able to lose weight despite your best possible efforts. Most people think the problem is their diet or the intensity of workouts. Without knowing the science, they start believing the myths about the weight loss plateau created by false information. 

A weight loss plateau happens normally after you lose some weight as your body goes to defensive mode as with fat loss you lose some amount of muscles too. As the metabolism rate depends on weight and muscle mass, it slows down and this slowed metabolism stops the weight loss process.  

However, you can still make weight loss possible, by reducing your diet and a more intense workout, with some other methods.  

What are the causes? 

A weight loss plateau can happen when your body goes into defense mode. You lose weight in the beginning when you start following your weight loss plan; it happens because of the sudden change in your diet and lifestyle. You quit high-calorie intake, and junk food; start exercising; which makes a great impact on your body.  

But after some time, your body adapts to this change. And the body has set a metabolic rate over the years to maintain your weight, according to your genetic and activity levels. And so, the body slows down the metabolic rate (which burns fewer calories and stores more energy in fat in the body) to maintain your weight. Not only that, but your body also becomes energy efficient to counter your efforts toward weight loss. That’s why you stop getting results after some time.  

How to get past it? 

Now, you are back to square one. Even with your constant efforts, you’re not losing any weight. But there’s more, you can still make progress even when you hit a plateau. For that, you can follow these steps: 

  • Tweak your diet: You need to eat a diet that has low carbs, high in fiber and protein (which has fewer calories) and has lots of nutritional value. This type of diet is perfect for weight loss.  
  • Increase intensity or frequency in your exercise regimen: Increasing exercise intensity or frequency puts a strain on your body and burns more energy for your workouts. You can add aerobic exercise, running, or muscle-building exercises for better results.  
  • Manage your stress and anxiety: Stress, anxiety, and depression are the mental conditions that influence your weight and eating habits. So, you must learn some stress management techniques to cope with your stress.  
  • Get enough sleep: Sleep is essential for weight loss. While we sleep, the body repairs damaged tissues and organs. So, you need to take at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep to lose weight.  
  • Avoid alcohol and other sugary beverages: Nothing good comes out of alcohol and other beverages except extra calories. If you want to lose weight you have to quit them to get the results you desire. You can drink tea, and/or coffee because these beverages increase your metabolic rate by 13% which can help to burn calories. You can take green tea as well.  

A weight loss plateau happens after a sudden drop in weight, and these plateaus can vary from individual to individual. The best way to eradicate this problem is that you should follow the above-mentioned steps with proper guidance from a registered dietician or bariatrician.  

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