No Excuses. Stay Motivated: 3 Suggestions for Breaking Through a Weight Loss Plateau

Deciding to take charge of your health and fitness level is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Those who are successful with their nutrition plan and workout regimen have a lot to be motivated about and not only accomplish their fitness goals but exceed them; but what happens when your efforts to accomplish your fitness and weight loss goals come to a stop? Many people stuck in a fitness rut do not know what to do except feel hopeless and unmotivated, but there are three ways to break through a weight-loss plateau and exceed fitness goals.

Detox and modify your nutrition plan with leptoconnect: You already have your nutrition plan, however, your body is accustomed to the food intake and refuses to shed any more weight. If that sounds about right, then taking a day or two to detox may help. Using freshly squeezed lemon juice in bottled water and drinking it throughout the day will help to aid digestion and reduce bloating. Also, lemons act as a diuretic, helping to reduce water weight and rid your system of toxins. During the days of your detox, eat 5-6 times a day, incorporating more vegetables to help clean out your system. After your detox is complete and you have modified your nutrition plan, you will start to feel your metabolism burn faster which will help you break through your weight loss plateau.

Add more time on cardio: If you had success with your current cardio schedule in the past, and now notice your success is at a standstill, then taking more time to do cardio may help you in your quest to break through your weight loss plateau. It is recommended for healthy weight loss to perform 30-60 minutes of aerobic activity at least four days a week for weight loss, however, with a weight loss plateau exceeding your average time during your cardio sessions may do the trick. If you usually perform 30 minutes of cardio on the treadmill, perform an extra ten minutes worth of cardio. If you do this an average of four days out of a week, the extra time you put into cardio equals an extra 40 minutes of cardio. By performing an extra 40 minutes of cardio your body is expending more energy, and the more energy you put into your cardio, the more you will see weight loss results.

Switch up your strength training routine: Strength training is a great method to tone and gain lean muscle tissue while incinerating fat, but performing the same routine for large amounts of time will put you in a plateau. One strength training technique that will help to break a weight loss plateau is known as “muscle confusion”. Instead of doing the same strength training routine time and time again, week after week, change your routine every six weeks. The reason for changing your strength training routine every six weeks is to make sure your body doesn’t become accustomed to the same movements and weight it has been lifting. When your body is accustomed to strength training in the same manner week after week, your muscle tone will be maintained, but no true gains in size and/or strength will take place, thus causing your body to be at a standstill. Switching up your strength training routine will keep your body on its toes (literally) and will make your muscles work harder, causing you to see more results and break through your weight loss plateau.

Experiencing a weight loss plateau can make you feel hopeless and unmotivated, but stay motivated. Applying the three suggestions to your workout and nutrition regimen will help you break through a weight-loss plateau in due time.