All too often we hear stories from the over-weight where they desperately have undertake diets, weight loss programs and exercise programs but lose their fight to become slim when they reach a weight-loss plateau. They become very frustrated when they get to a point in their weight loss strategy when they start to see very little positive results or none at all. This is a critical point in the fight against bulge. A point where unfortunately the frustration and disappointment often leads to giving in and worse a return to old weight gain habits.
The overweight become disheartened and start to believe that they just were not meant to be slim. It’s at this point that planning and weight loss support are most important. We need to recognise before we get to this point that the weight loss plateau will come, and we need to be prepared for it. Try not to get discouraged, accept that this is normal as your body will defend itself and protect against weight loss. Your body becomes concerned by the weight loss and even sends hunger signals to entice you to eat. It’s important to understand that it is common for there to be a period where you will see little fat-loss results. Try not to be disheartened, rather remember that your body is trying to protect itself and is fighting back, which means you are making good headway. Take it as a trigger in your weight loss program, that says to you that it’s time to fight harder.
Concentrate on small-term week to week goals, planning your calorie intake carefully and break those bad habits for good. If you feel like you are losing, get the support you need, whether it be professional weight-loss assistance or use the countless weight-loss resources available to you on the world wide web. Read-up and understand what your body is going through. If it all becomes too much for you, don’t give in through frustration and risk heading backwards. If need be, reside to the fact that you have hit a plateau, continue with your weight-loss program, but give you self a couple of months at the weight you have achieved so far. Give your body time to adjust then regroup and come back and fight harder.