Even if you are following a dietary and exercise plan, nearly everyone reaches a point where they become “stuck” at a certain weight. This usually happens after a person has lost at least 10% of their body weight. What happened? Nature happened. Your body’s survival instinct has kicked in and is doing it’s best to keep you from losing too much weight.

You may need to eat more! If you are following an exercise plan you may be overdoing it. If you consume too FEW calories, your body will kick into survival mode and fight your efforts to slim down.

You may need to exercise less! That’s right. The process of building muscle occurs when you break down the muscular fibers by exertion. These muscles need time to rest and repair themselves. Give your body a full 24-hour rest after an intense cardio or strength training session.

Yes, it’s true, muscle weighs more than fat. Focus on inches not pounds for a few weeks and you may find that you are in fact getting smaller.

How Ideal Protein may help you avoid and overcome this obstacle:

  • Structured weight loss while supporting muscle mass;
  • An understanding of how food affects and is utilized by the body, including what causes fat storage;
  • Weekly one-on-one coaching, lifestyle education and guidance;
  • Personalized approach to setting weight loss goals, based on your health profile;

Sources:

http://www.fitwatch.com/weight-loss/

http://www.fitbie.com/lose-weight/5-reasons-your-scale-stuck

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