August 22, 2017

Overcoming Weight Loss Plateaus – “Why Can’t I Budge My Scale?”

Have you lived this movie time and again?

Over the last two months you’ve enthusiastically taken steps to live a healthier lifestyle or, as you may put it, follow a diet. You’re tackling a host of action steps that might include some of the following:

  • diet soda, unsweetened iced tea or sparkling water and no sugar-sweetened beverages
  • more vegetables, including salads
  • fruit for a snack instead of chips, candy or cookies
  • dinner at home more often
  • portions of meats and starches to eat just-right portions
  • no fried foods, sweets and desserts most of the time

And you’re topping these changes off with a daily walking plan. Your goal is 10,000 steps a day. You start most weekdays with a mile or so alongside your neighbor who’s also trying to trim down.

Until recently your efforts have been paying off! You’ve lost about one pound a week. Great progress!

But, you’ve recently hit a weight loss plateau. My August Splenda Living  blog explains why this is happening and how to overcome it! Read more ...