Pass Your Weight Loss Plateau

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Fitness expert John Basedow discusses techniques to pass a weight loss plateau.

    John Basedow: Making a goal to loose weight is easy; reaching that goal is the hard part. Especially when you hit a weight loss plateau, but anyone can break through a plateau with my tips.

    A weight loss plateau occurs after initial weight loss because your body works hard to keep energy intake and output in balance. You could go weeks or even months continuing to loose pounds and suddenly be unable to bulge on the scale don't let fuzzy math cause a plateau, over estimating the amount of calories you have burnt or underestimating the calories you eaten is the number one cause of stall weight loss.

    Keep a food dairy to track everything you eat, even a handful of nuts or a sip of lime, when you know what you eat you can get the ideal amount of calories to fuel your body without packing on the pounds, Your stomach and the brain are in tow different time zones, so it can take fifteen for the brain to realize the stomach is full, stop eating when you're no longer hungry instead of when you feel stuffed, those extra bites will add up.

    The same workout routine everyday can also lead to a plateau, even if you increase intensity you wouldn't see results because your muscles have gotten used to the repetitive motion, changing up you're routine keeps your body guessing and stimulates muscle growth. Cardio in the morning will kick start your metabolism and maximize fat burning all day long.

    If you're motivation is lacking remember why you set your goal in the first place, whether it's a big event or it's about feeling healthier having a reason increases fitness willpower. When you combine these tips I know you'll be able to breakthrough you're weight loss plateau.