When Weight Loss Stalls: 5 Tactics To Get You Back On Track

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If weight loss were easy, we would all be at our goal all the time, and the weight loss industry wouldn’t exist. However, as most of us know, it can be hard to shed those extra pounds especially when we are tempted with delicious food and treats all day long. Although, if you have found your weight loss progress slipping lately you may want to try some of the tactics discussed below to help you get back on track. Read on to find out more.

Check your calories.

It is a basic of weight loss that you have to consume fewer calories that you are using to drop the pounds.

This means that sometimes even if you are eating in line with the principles of the nutrition plan you are following, be that Weight Watchers, Slimming World, 5:2, Lighterlife, or Keto; you may be putting on weight. This is simply because you are still consuming too many calories and this can particularly be an issue on the Paleo and Keto diets that are full of higher fat foods that are easy to overeat.

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Luckily, it’s pretty simple to ref jiffy this, and all you need to do is work out the calorific value of what you are eating for a week. Review this info, and then you would be able to identify where you are adding unnecessary calories and can then go on to limit them in the future and reboot your weight loss.

Use a treatment.

Another tactic, if you find that your weight loss has stalled is to use a medical aid or treatment to help you get back on track.  Some of these are available over the counter, while you can get some prescription weight loss treatments online if you fill in a short questionnaire first. Such treatments work by binding to fat cells that you have ingested and stops them being absorbed by the body. Something that in turn means you can see a boost in your weight loss if you do choose to use them.

Try journalling.

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Next, don’t forget that it could be a psychological or emotional issue that is holding back your weight loss.

In fact, many people find being overweight unconsciously more comfortable because it means there are fewer pressures on them, or they don’t have to cope with competing with other people. Still, others feel safer when they weight more, and if this is the case for you or you suspect it is so, then it can be a good idea to start journal your emotions and thoughts regarding weight loss.

This journal can then be reviewed and used to establish whether you have some unconscious block to dropping those pounds. Something that can then be resolved by using treatments like CBT, EFT, and hypnotic suggestion, or even professional talking counselling if the need arises.

Try some new exercises.

It can be truly frustrating to have a weight loss stall when you are an at the gym working out regularly. However, it is sometimes the level and intensity of your workout that is causing the problem.

In fact, if you are working out too hard on a limited caloric intake, it can encourage your body to hang on to as much energy as possible, making it harder to lose weight. With this in mind, why not reduce the intensity of some of your workouts. Then add in some rest sessions during the week and see whether that has a reversing effect on your weight loss stall?

Review your motivation.

Last, but not least something that can get in the way of your weight loss is if you have been on your journey a while, and you’ve forgotten why you started in the first place. That is why it is so crucial to keep reminding yourself of all the benefits of losing weight you can.

To do this, you may create a list or use old photographs in which you didn’t like the image you were projecting.

It can even be useful to do a creative exercise such as a vision board.

This is a collage board that is covered with images that represent all the things that you will gain when you lose weight such as health and fitness, more energy, a longer life and so on. Then you can display your vision board somewhere that you will see it each day and this will give you the motivational boost that you need to get out of your weight loss slump.  

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