3 Plateau Busters

Posted On Jan 19, 2015 By Erin Kuh, MBA, RD

Plateau Busters
  1. Change up your exercise routine

    Our bodies are efficient machines. The same routine that worked for the first few months might not yield the same results for the long haul. Changing your workout doesn't have to be drastic. Try adding 10 minutes to your cardio sessions, increasing your workout intensity or adding 2 days of strength training if you're not doing any already.

  2. Add calories for 2-4 weeks

    If your body is constantly restricted, eventually it won't have enough fuel to burn. "Re-feeding" your body is an important part of the weight loss process. Add an additional 100-200 calories per day and monitor your weight closely for 2-4 weeks.

  3. Wait it out

    It's tough for your body to constantly be in weight loss mode and sometimes it really does just need a break. Maintaining your weight can be frustrating because you're working just as hard and everything is staying the same. This is ok and it gives your body a much needed break. Be patient for 4-6 weeks and if you don't start to see results, try #1 or #2 again.