Getting over the weight loss plateau - Times of India

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You've been dieting and exercising regularly and you've almost reached your ideal weight.

But the last couple of kilos just refuse to go no matter how much you exercise or how less you eat? All of us reach a plateau in our weight loss graph at some point of time. Here are some easy to follow tips to get rid of that last bit of stubborn body fat.

Do something different: Change up your exercise routine. Break the pattern that your body is used to. For example, if you workout in the morning, try shifting it to the evening. Instead of running, go for a power walk. Doing something that you're body is not used to will automatically get you results.

Get intense: Instead of spending more time, increase the intensity of your workout. For example, instead of walking on a flat terrain, walk on a slope. This will test your body's resistance and yield better results.

Eat more: This advice needs to be taken with a pinch of salt. Eat more often but in smaller quantities. So if you eat three meals in a day, split the total amount of food you consume into five portions. This will help increase your metabolism and lose that last bit of weight.

Relax: Don't stress about losing weight. Learn to enjoy your workout instead of forcing yourself to do it. And if needed, give your body a break. If you take a day off and get back to your health routine the next day, you're body will react to it better.

Keep it up: The easiest thing to do when you reach a plateau is to give up. But never lose your motivation. Try to stay positive and approach weight loss optimistically. Think of the final outcome and you're sure to keep up your spirits.

Keep these simple tips in mind, and you'll reach you're target weight in no time.

17 Oct, 2011

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