Monday, June 10, 2019

Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau (Part 1) :

Breaking the Weight Loss Plateau (Part 1)
One of the most frustrating aspects of weight loss is reaching a weight loss plateau. Thankfully, breaking the weight loss plateau is a relatively simple task once you know what causes it. When we first undertake a weight loss goal we tend to lose a lot of weight initially then the amount slowly declines over a period of weeks or months until we reach the point where we stop losing weight altogether, and it's not that we don't need to lose more weight either. This is referred to as a weight loss plateau. You know you're doing all the right things but you're just not losing the weight. In the first week of your program you tend to lose the largest amount of weight. Much of the weight loss this first week is actually excess fluid and can constitute as much as 9 lb (4 kg) or more depending on your starting weight. Fluid loss can represent as much as 50% of total weight lost in the first week. 

There are several factors that contribute to a weight loss plateau including (but not limited to);

    Insufficient Calories Consumed
    Muscle Loss
    Weight Loss
    Lack Of Discipline
    Physical Adaptation
    Exercise Ability
    Over Exercise
    Enhanced Fitness Levels

Lets deal with these one at a time.

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