How many times do people go on a diet and then when their body reaches a certain number, it gets stuck there and you feel like, “Why bother dieting anymore? I can’t lose it!” Do not feel that way. There is a diet that will break your plateau. I did it more than once and it worked. I wound up losing about 2-3 pounds in 2-3 days that way.
A plateau explained:
“The progression from initial weight loss to a weight-loss plateau follows a typical pattern. During the first few weeks of losing weight, a rapid drop is normal. In part this is because when calories from food are reduced, the body gets needed energy by releasing its stores of glycogen, a type of carbohydrate found in the muscles and liver. Glycogen holds on to water, so when glycogen is burned for energy, it also releases water, resulting in substantial weight loss that’s mostly water.
A plateau occurs because your metabolism — the process of burning calories for energy — slows as you lose muscle. You burn fewer calories than you did at your heavier weight even doing the same activities. Your weight-loss efforts result in a new equilibrium with your now slower metabolism.
At this new equilibrium, calories eaten equals calories expended. This means that to lose more weight, you need to increase activity or decrease the calories you eat. Using the same approach that worked initially may maintain your weight loss, but it won’t lead to more weight loss.”
How to break a plateau:
For 2 or 3 days (if you lose 2 or more pounds, you can stop after then….. and remember to take vitamins, potassium and to drink fluids all day. I drank a ton of coffee to keep from feeling hungry. Use your non dairy creamer, not milk.
Do the exact same diet for those days. Space all meals out to every 3-4 hours.
One egg or two egg whites, half a grapefruit
In between breakfast/dinner: A liquid protein (get a can of low carb liquid protein)
Lunch: 6 ounces of white fish, a cup of spinach cooked and a cup of lettuce. (I usually make a fish salad!) AND half a grapefuit.
In between lunch/dinner: a liquid protein again
Dinner: same as lunch
After dinner: A liquid protein again
If you can do this for 2 or 3 days and just deal with it, you will tame the plateau and get back on track. I am telling you, IT WORKS!