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Sep 14, 2009 4:40 PM

How do you bust through a plateau?

I have managed to lose 50 lbs. and maintain my weight between 135 to 140 lbs. for the last 2 1/2 years.  I've been trying SO hard to lose the last 10 lbs.  Hard to believe that it was easier to lose the first 50 than the last 10.  Any suggestions?

  • Active.com Staff 1,559 posts since
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    1. Sep 14, 2009 4:50 PM (in response to decorator1)
    Re: How do you bust through a plateau?

    I bet we can help you bust through your plateau by taking a closer look at what you're doing and not doing, currently. I'm sure its a simple tweak of your nutrition and exercise. Give us some more info to go off of and we'll keep the conversation going. ~Toby





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    3. Sep 15, 2009 11:58 AM (in response to decorator1)
    Re: How do you bust through a plateau?

    Hey Julie, thanks for sharing this info as it def helps us better understand your current levels of output and input. You said you're 10lbs. away from goal weight so this could be acheived as easily as ramping up your cardio output and making some changes to what you eat (eat this not that approach) or you could try our 8-week advanced weight-loss training program (FREE for a limited time!) that yours truly created with Tara Coleman, CN. We'd love to get your feedback on how you like our program!  Or, if you just want to slightly tweak what you've got going on already, then try these 10 Great Workouts to Spice Up Your Running Program or even attempt to Double Up Your Daily Runs. Just remember to keep it fun and interesting and "don't let your groove become your rut."





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    5. Sep 15, 2009 3:54 PM (in response to decorator1)
    Re: How do you bust through a plateau?

    Hey its my pleasure. Welcome to our community! I hope you choose to stick around and keep us posted on your progress. Be sure to check out out fitness channel for some great articles: http://www.active.com/fitness/





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    6. Sep 16, 2009 9:45 AM (in response to decorator1)
    Re: How do you bust through a plateau?

    Hi Julie!  Your current meal plan from a quality standpoint is very good.  However, I wonder if we could tweak it a bit from a quantity standpoint.  Typically when I see a plateau from a weight loss standpoint it is due to undereating.  I know this sounds counterintuitive but when you don't give your body enough fuel it tends to hold onto weight.  You usually don't experience weight gain but it can certianly halt your weight loss.  Have you looked at what you eat from a calorie standpoint?






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