Weight Loss Series: What To Do When You Hit A Weight Loss Plateau
You have been on losing weight but you have now hit a weight loss plateau. What should you do?
I share with you in this video below, what to do!
What I have done in this weight loss series is that I am using me as the guinea pig.
I have now been on this weight loss journey for 8 weeks. The reason I am sharing this with you as I want to document it and show you what is working, what is not working, the process the body goes through and yes even what happens when we hit a plateau.
In this weight loss series today, I am going to talk to you about weight loss plateaus because I believe I have hit one.
Please note I did take measurements with tape measure so that I had a starting point to show you what is happening with my body. The measurements taken were, neck, chest, arms, waist, hips, upper thighs, and calf muscles.
I started recording this on 1st May 2017, even though I changed my eating regime 2 weeks prior to tracking. I will tell you I wish I had started tracking the first day, but I wasn't game enough to see what the results of the measurements were.
Anyhow, I started tracking on the 1st May 2017 and I had total measurements of 576cm. My weight was 74kg. The recording of the above video I have showed that my total measurements are now 553.5cm and I weigh between 69kg and 70kg, depending on what day I weigh myself. This video above was recorded on 20th June 2017. But the exciting thing is that I have lost between 4 to 5 kilos.
If you have seen the previous video I shared with you my total measurements were 553.1cm. So I am sure there is a bit of margin for error in there but 2 weeks on into where we are now, there is no change in the body measurements, which have lead me to believe I have it a weight loss plateau.
However in saying that I have reached a plateau... plateaus are all part of the process. There is not going to be a steady of growth of improvement and it goes on forever. At some point there will be a time where the improvement or in this case weight loss will slow down... this is where the frustration will come in, again it is all part of the process, so you don't let this get you down.
Up until this point you are feeling that you are doing every right and you have seen results but now there has been no change.
The question is what is the next step?
It's important to continue to do what you are doing. All the actions that you have done have led you to get these results and you have to allow the compound effect to take over. It's all the little actions that you have been doing on a daily basis which have led you to get the results you now have.
You can tweak things a little such as increase your training regime and do more high intensity workouts etc.
However for the purposes of what I am doing, I am going to continue down the same path and keep what I have been doing to this point and then report back to you in 2 weeks to report on any changes.