Dieting, exercising, but scale is not moving

Published at: 2013-03-18 | Comments:

Are you dieting and counting calories, struggling not to reach for any sweets and junk food? Do you get up at dawn or force yourself after long day to go to the gym, jog in the park or work out at home? All your efforts seem to be wasted because your scale is not moving. What is really going on? 

 
You have been hit by the Plateau Effect, a weight loss interruption. It can last from few day up to 4 weeks. It can be accompanied by disturbing symptoms like muscle pain, fatigue and hunger, despite regular and balanced meals. The reason is that Your body is sending you a message: "Take care of me, I'm tired and miserable!"
 
The biggest mistake  is to give up dieting! If you decide that your weight loss plan is ineffective and return to the previous lifestyle, you will definitely gain your extra pounds back.
 
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How to survive the weight loss crisis:

Do not give up and analyze your weigh loss plan:
 

1) Do my exercise still work?

  • Have you been exercising enough?

    Try adding an hour or two hours of walking to your week workout plan.
  • Have you overdone with your workouts?

    Your body needs to rest, as it may end up with a general weakening of the body and / or injury.
 

2) Is something wrong with my diet?

 
Here are some important Diet Tips:
 
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat regular meals
  • Do not starve
  • Combine complex carbohydrates with protein

    Did you know...

    that starvation reduces the rate of weight loss

     

 

3) When was the last time you gave yourself a break?

Relax and allow yourself to rest for one day. It will make you feel much better.

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