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Weight loss plateau!

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GuybrushThreepwoodMP Thu 11-Feb-16 11:23:42

Hello! I gave birth to my twins last October and have been working hard on my nutrition and fitness. I was 12st7 after the birth and I've got down to 10st (I'm 5ft3). I haven't done a specific diet, just counted calories initially to get into good habits (around 1500 a day) and done cardio and strength workout 6 days a week, plus lots of walking / general activity.
But I'm a bit stuck at 10 stone now and ideally I'd like to lose another 10lb and continue to tone up! Any ideas? I guess if I just keep going it might very gradually go but I was wondering if there was anything else I should try. I have done 5:2 before after the birth of my first cold and although I know it works, it makes me miserable.

fitnessgirl8 Thu 11-Feb-16 13:19:33

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RunnerOnTheRun Sun 14-Feb-16 16:20:40

Hey there,
Well done on your loss so far! It is very natural to hit this plateau. Working out 6 days per week could be contributing to this. What you could do is workout HARDER on 3 days a week. Make 2 of them the strength training to fatigue, then the other cardio. Next, look at the quality of your calories. Are they made up of good, wholesome foods? It really matters when a lean person is trying to get leaner! None of this "I had a cupcake but it fitted my macros". I wouldn't do an unsustainable "diet", as you will just be miserable. Instead try setting some limits yourself like no eating past 7pm (or whatever works for you), drinking loads more water, less caffeine and watching your treat portion sizes.

mindtheshapes Sat 20-Feb-16 19:15:01

You're on a good path with calorie counting, try looking at your macro nutrient breakdown as a next step and get your protein intake to around 30% and your fat no more than 25%.

I'd focus on performance more than anything, especially when it comes to strength training. Try having 2-3 strength workouts each week, evenly spaced out so you'll properly recover. Do compound movements with good form and try to get stronger each week.

Hope that helps smile

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