From Frugivore Magazine — Sometimes our weight loss routines are ticking along successfully and suddenly we hit the dreaded plateau. Unfortunately, most diets will level off after 6 months of hard consistent work. Those last ten pounds can be the worst and most difficult to remove but there might be reasons for the stall.

The wrong calories: Are you still drinking fruit juices, sweetened teas and other beverages that add calories but don’t fill you up in a substantial way? People often cut the wrong type of calories and don’t realize that solid food is infinitely better than a beverage to keep your stomach satisfied and provide nutrients.

Do not skip meals: We tend to think that less is more but in the case of weight loss you actually have to eat in order to succeed. If you skip meals because you are too busy to eat or in the hopes that cutting a meal will accelerate your loss then you are setting yourself up for failure. Skipping meals can cause your blood sugar to fluctuate wildly and cause you to overeat. Eat six small meals a day for optimum weight loss.

Do a little more: Sometimes it simply takes a little more intensity in your workout to jump start your body again. Our bodies tend to fall into a routine and changing your usual cardio from jogging to swimming or trying different weight regimes can produce results that blast past a plateau. This will also stop you from getting bored, boost motivation and interest.

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  • EmpressDivine

    I know this didn’t get a lot of comments and I’m not sure about the views but I just wanted to say I like the Health articles. Hope you keep them coming.

  • Hi
    Great article. So true … I always recommend you start slowly when starting a new eating plan and exercise plan so you have room to move and improve so the body keeps reacting. When the dreaded plateau does hit simply tighten up your eating plan and/or increase the intensity or duration of your exercise for a couple of weeks and bingo you are off the plateau and on your way ….

    Dana