Hitting a weight loss plateau
August 29, 2012
HITTING a weight loss plateau can be disheartening to say the least, but this issue is very common in dieters. It simply means that after a while, you become stuck at the same weight despite dieting and exercise efforts, and will need to step it up a bit to see continued results.
“Over time, a weight loss programme can run out of steam. This usually happens because the programme becomes consistent in terms of food/calorie intake and/or your exercise regimen becomes monotonous over a period of time. If the programme becomes consistent then the person is not going to lose any weight,” explained nutritionist and fitness expert Donovan Grant.
Given the inevitability of a weight loss plateau, experts usually advise that you change up your work-out and eating plan at least every six to eight weeks to prevent your body adjusting too much.