I'm glad that I went to the doctor today because I have felt like I've been sitting in a bit of a plateau. I've lost weight, but I don't consider a .3 and .4 loss consecutively to be great losses. I always say, "A loss is a loss", but it gets old after a couple of weeks. There have been times where I've gone a month without budging *not on this journey, but on my last go around of weight loss.* It's not easy. Especially when you know you've been doing everything by the book. Weighing and measuring your food, tracking every last bite, exercising, drinking lots of water...the works! I am in no way a doctor, but I'll share with you some things that have worked for me.
- Be sure you are doing all of those things. I know being particular is probably the last thing on your mind, but if you're not being particular in the weighing/measuring of your food, your portions can start to creep up.
- Be sure you are drinking plenty of water. I've been told that you should be drinking half of your body weight in water. Crazy, right? Right now I should be drinking 12 glasses a day! Sheesh!
- Use a twist of lemon in your water.
- If you are stuck in a food rut, try switching things up a bit. Sometimes our body gets used to a particular food cycle.
- Switch up your exercise routine.
- Do some high calorie days with some lower calorie days mixed in. I have done the Wendie Plan and it helps to shake things up a bit. You can find info on it here *Weight Watchers folks*: Wendie Plan For me right now, I have 31 daily P+ and my schedule would be something like this (Sun: 46-51; Mon 31; Tue 35-36; Wed 33; Thur 31; Fri 36-38 & Sat 32).
- Put the scale away and don't weigh yourself until your designated weigh in day.
- You're staying under your calorie goal, but are you sure you're eating enough? I know on MFP that your exercise calories are added to your total amount allowed for the day. Some people say they can't lose if they use their exercise calories/points, but some may need to at least eat some of them.