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what's the best way to break a plateau?

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UpOnDown Mon 05-Sep-16 18:53:18

I've been calorie counting for a year, and have lost 57 lbs. Unfortunately my weight loss has plateaued for 2 weeks, how can I get it going down again?

UpOnDown Tue 06-Sep-16 12:57:11


heyday1 Tue 06-Sep-16 14:53:36

5:2 helped me when everything else stopped working

barefootbird Tue 06-Sep-16 21:28:25

I re-fresh my foods, change breakfast, buy new cook books and re-weigh some of the foods as I get slack and start guessing portion sizes. Changing exercises class also helps as does (for me anyway) having a couple of clothing bits to slim into, doing a wardrobe re-fresh and getting rid of some of the clothes that are just too big and make me feel a bit complacent when wearing them.

UpOnDown Wed 07-Sep-16 20:44:51

Thanks both! It seems to have restarted again thankfully! I'll keep your tips in mind for next time.

Terramirabilis Wed 07-Sep-16 20:48:44

Glad it's working again. If you get stuck again you can also try this method:

Perhaps counter-intuitively, you might try increasing calories for a couple of weeks before going back on the diet. My DH has terrible trouble with plateaus and finds this can help.

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