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    Breaking Fat Loss Plateaus

    Thu, Aug 23, 2007

    Healthy Habits

    We are all familiar with hitting a plateau. We seem to be doing the same thing that has always worked, but then suddenly it isn’t.

    This is because our body has gone into survival mode the whole time we have been loosing, but it has become so accustomed, it is no longer in survival, living on less food and more exercise has become the norm, not a national emergency.

    That is actually a good thing! It means that your fitness and health level has actually been bumbed up a notch.

    But what to do? We’re not finished yet?

    You can read a post I made on a thread on breaking plateaus at the Total Transformation blog.

    PS: FatLoss 4 Idiots – This online program is based on switching up foods and habits so that your body doesn’t get used to and adjust to the same diet and routine all the time.

    I really found that when I was loosing weight,the main reason I seemed to plateau was exactly that and that switching up my diet and exercise routine seemed to get me back on track, so I think that they are really on to something here and they give us a structured way to mix it up but stay on track, so no danger of going off the wagon.

    Very thorough resource section that you can read for free, they have a newsletter too.
    FatLoss 4 Idiots.

    2 Comments For This Post

    1. Johnj Says:

      I remember reading articles in muscle magazines when I was a teenager about diets that had you eating LOTS of calories (between 4,000 and 5,000) for two weeks and then somewhere between (1,500-2,000) over the next two weeks. The goal was to put on lots of muscle during the high calories weeks and then take off the fat gained during the low calorie week.

      I don’t think one needs to be that extreme. Making sure to take one day a week to cheat a little and have an extra slice of pizza or some chicken parm. is not only good for the spirit, but great for keeping your body guessing.

    2. Jan Says:

      Thanks John, great advice.

      And great work during the past months, you’re really an inspiration. Great blog too!

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