5 Ways To Move Beyond A Weight Loss Plateau

Have You Hit a Weight Loss Plateau?

It’s hard to comprehend that for weeks your weight loss program is steaming ahead, the pounds are melting away, and then you come to a screeching halt with a weight loss plateau. The scales won’t budge another ounce. Take heart. Your weight loss plateau is perfectly normal.

weight loss plateau

Here are five easy and effective weight loss plateau-busting strategies to try, starting right now:

1. Visualize your Success! It has been proven that people who can visualize and see their success have a much greater chance of achieving it. Close your eyes and see yourself fitting into your skinny jeans. It’s fun and it works.

2. Record your food intake. Often, you may think you’re following a program, but you’re not. I call it “forgotten calorie syndrome”. You’re made accountable for what you eat by writing it down. Reality will look you in the eye.

3. Make sure you eat a protein-rich breakfast. Protein in the morning is key to revving up your metabolism and getting your day off to the right start.

4. Is sugar or alcohol in your system? Sugar (including fruits) or alcohol will stop fat metabolism as they raise insulin levels which will cause you to stop burning fat.

5. Are you drinking enough water? Lack of water will stop fat burning just as quickly as sugar, so drink your water, faithfully.

Expect To Have  A Weight Loss Plateau – It Happens

Weight loss plateaus, stalling & re-starting, it’s all to be expected:

Everyone wants to lose weight in a linear fashion and keep it off-as seen in the graph to the left. This rarely ever happens. Most successful people lose in spurts; losing, re-gaining a bit, then restarting-as seen in the graph to the right.

The key is to accept this natural rhythm, set a stop point for yourself, and get back on the program any time you find yourself moving away from your goal. Weigh yourself each week and pay attention to what your body is telling you so you can avoid a weight loss plateau yourself. Give us a call so we can help you reach your weight loss goals at 888-799-2622.

To your health,

Dr. Sass
Medical Director, Smart for Life® Weight Management Centers

P.S. Hitting a weight loss plateau is normal and manageable. Don’t give up!

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About Smart For Life

Well-known for its popularity from clients across the U.S. and Canada, the Smart for Life® Cookie Diet is more than just a weight loss company. It is committed to helping its clients lose weight, gain health and positively impact the environment along the way. Over the past 7 years, Smart For Life® has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose hundreds of thousands of pounds - improving their health, appearance and happiness. Founded by Dr. Sasson Moulavi, MD, a bariatric physician, Smart for Life® is based on his realizations of how food affects our health and uses the American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) Guidelines. The ASBP is a 50-year old organization teaching physicians the fundamentals of weight loss. “The concept was developed while I worked as an emergency room doctor and saw the rise in heart attacks in 30 and 40 year old patients. With this experience, I knew what had to be done,” explains Dr. Sass. “Many other diet doctors and food scientists have helped to shape what Smart for Life® has become. I believe we have created a revolutionary way for people to eat.” Smart for Life® Cookie Diet is a comprehensive weight management approach to health and wellness which utilizes natural, hunger-controlling diet foods to deliver visible results. The medical weight loss company was started by Dr. Sass on the principle of improving people’s lives by providing a quick, safe, easy and affordable means of weight control. Smart for Life’s E-Commerce Program is the hallmark of the business, providing an accessible weight-loss management program to consumers across the country. In addition, the over 30 weight-loss centers provide in-person counsel including one-on-one medical supervision.

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