When you reach a plateau in your weight loss, what do you do? If you are like me, you mope about it for about a week, then you double your workouts, then you start eating more.
Well, that's probably not the way to handle it, although sometimes eating more is the fuel that you need to jump start your weight loss again.
I am an avid reader of articles on the Authority Nutrition website and found this one that I thought I would share with you: https://authoritynutrition.com/20-reasons-you-are-not-losing-weight/. While you are on their site, take a look at some of the other articles, too. This website is a lot of times my go to source for nutrition ideas and information.
As many of you know if you regularly read my blog or my columns in the Independent News Herald, I also regularly use the calorie tracking website My Fitness Pal. I actually use the app on my phone because it is so convenient, but if you do not have a smart phone, please use their website, you will be glad you did. It helps you keep track of what you eat which may be one of the reasons you are not losing weight. When you don't keep track, all those little snacks and treats sneak up on you and push you way over on your calories. Trust me, I know. There are also many other good calorie tracking websites My Fitness Pal is just the one that I happen to use.
Because I am now an Independent Coach with Beachbody, I also frequently use the teambeachbody.com website, too. Even as a free member, you can track your workouts, get nutrition and fitness tips and many other things. I opted for the premium membership which also allows me to stream on demand workout programs.
But even all the workout programs, nutrition programs and that sort of thing in the world will not take the place of your desire to make a change in your life. Until you are ready to do what you need to do to make the changes you desire, your efforts will be futile. And once you have nailed down your desire to make the changes, you really need a good support group or at least one other person who will hold you accountable. I used to think I could do it all on my own, but without that support and accountability, I failed. Other people will not need this sort of encouragement, but many of us do.
Just remember, no matter if you have support or not in your journey, there are a lot of resources out there to help you along the way. I strongly suggest checking into some of them, but remember, you can't believe everything you read and if you are in doubt, please consult with a trusted medical professional.
Until next time, please be good to yourself (you are the only you that you have) and to others!