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Weight Loss Plateau Solutions

When trying to lose weight hitting plateaus can be quite upsetting and depressing. You have done all you can to reach your weight loss goals but end up coming to a dead end. You are not alone and today I will discuss a weight loss plateau solutions if you ever run into a dead end.

Weight Loss Plateau Solutions
Weight Loss Plateau Solutions Photo by Healthline

Be Patient

The first step we should consider is patience. I understand that we want instant results and try our best to work hard at reaching our goals fast. The truth is that success does not happen overnight. We have to stay consistent with daily habits of diet and exercise until we gain momentum. After a few weeks of smart, consistent habits, we will begin to notice results. Take your time and keep working at it.

Make Minor Changes

The next step is to make minor changes to your weight loss routine. When I first started out I was doing great for a few months then all of the a sudden I stopped seeing any real results. I became discouraged and wondered what was I doing wrong. The problem was that I was doing the same routine each week and not changing up anything. I believe my body got used to it and my workouts didn’t provide shock any more. When I made minor changes to my diet and exercise plan I began to see minor results again so the small adjustments really made a difference.

Social Support for Weight Loss Plateau

The final step to avoiding a weight loss plateau is social support and accountability. It can be very boring when working out alone so I try to take a friend with me to make it fun and we can hold each other accountable. We push each other to go that extra mile and it really improves our overall results. My results increase drastically when I have someone to motivate me and keep me on track.

If you are eager to achieve your weight loss goal and you run into a plateau, do not get discouraged. This happens to all of us but with a few minor steps you can get back on track. If you find yourself at a dead end remember to be patient, make minor adjustments and bring a partner. This will help you increase your weight loss success and improve your overall chances of losing weight.

Leeman Taylor

Three Weight Loss Mistakes

Have you been struggling to lose weight even though you diet and exercise regularly? If so, you are not alone. Today we will discuss a few tips by personal trainer and weight loss expert, Jillian Michaels, that will help you take your weight loss goals to the next level.

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Mix it Up for Weight Loss

The first mistake is not mixing up your workouts with calorie-controlled diets that contain healthy foods. Fat is basically stored energy and the calories in our food are units of energy. When you consume more calories than you burn in a day, those calories will be stored as fat.

You can use apps like My Fitness Pal to monitor your calories and make sure your portion sizes are accurate. Every little bit counts so make sure to track everything. As time passes you will gain experience with tracking and will be able to count calories in your head.

Under-Training

The next big mistake we make when trying to lose weight is under training. I am guilty myself of resting for longer periods, not lifting more than I should and not giving it my all. Jillian says all these things slow down the weight loss process and stop you from having the best calorie burn.

I understand it can be less motivating when you are working out alone so I sometimes bring a friend with me to help give me that extra push. Working out as a group is fun and motivating as well. Going that extra mile or adding that extra rep can really make a difference in the long run.

Doing Same Workout

Last but not least, doing the same workout is another mistake that can hinder your weight loss. After doing the same routine for months I was starting to get bored and I reached a plateau. I got discouraged because I was not seeing any results so I had to switch things up. Now I switch up my exercise routine every two weeks and I do different exercises. Jillian says to switch it up so it will keep your muscles guessing and help you burn more calories.

We all come to a point in time when our weight loss efforts began to slow down and we lose momentum. If we could just implement these few steps into our diet and exercise routine, we will continue to progress and reach our weight loss goals.

Source: Sugar, J. “Jillian Michaels Says These Are the 3 Major Mistakes Preventing You From Losing Weight” www.popsugar.com May 14, 2019

Leeman Taylor
B.S. Criminal Justice
Real Estate Investor

Lose Weight And Build Muscle

Weight loss can be very discouraging especially when you are stuck with the thought of going to the gym all day or completely changing your eating habits. In reality, fat loss is not so difficult when you change your mindset and take baby steps. Today I will discuss some of the methods I use to lose weight and build muscle at the same time.

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Lose weight and build muscle at the same time. Photo by Shaping You Now

The first thing I had to do was change the way I think. I had to believe that I could really lose weight and build muscle mass at the same time. I wanted to lose my gut and I needed to build my physique as well so I made up my mind that is possible and I just had to stay consistent with my workouts.

The next thing I did was go to the gym for thirty minutes each day after work. I did weight lifting for 30 minutes and I hit the treadmill for 15 minutes. I never stayed in the gym no longer than 45 minutes.

Workout Daily

My goal was to workout for at least three times per week and eat more salads and fruits. I did cheat and eat deserts from time to time but I made sure that I stayed consistent with my weight loss routine.

Bring A Partner to Lose Weight and Build Muscle

I had a coworker that was interested in losing weight and building muscle as well so we went to the gym together and held each other accountable. It is always better to have a partner for motivation and to help improve each other’s potential.

After a couple months of going to the gym each week we started to see noticeable results and our confidence started to build. It did not happen overnight and it really took a lot of dedication to get real results. We really had to work hard and push each other to stay focused.

I tried to build muscle and lose my gut in the past but I was not successful because I could not believe I could do it and I did not stay consistent. Once I changed my mindset and came up with a plan, it was more easy to stay focused so I could achieve my goal. All I wanted to do as lose a little weight and build some muscle mass.

Although it took me several months to reach my goal, I was happy because everything was all natural and I did not have to take any special supplements except protein shakes after my workouts. Now I don’t take anything at all and my results are still the same.

If I can do it, you can too if you just take massive imperfect action and try your best. Weight loss and muscle building takes a lot of hard work and a strong mindset but anyone can do it if they have faith and really believe in themselves, sometimes the use of supplements like provasil can also help out.

Leeman Taylor
B.S. Criminal Justice
Real Estate Investor