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1. Reevaluate your calorie intake
For example, you've lost 5 kg with 1800 calorie diet and now you've hit a weight loss plateau. You'll need to eat 1700 calorie or less to keep losing (even less than what you ate to lose weight at first) because at this stage your metabolism burns less calories to maintain your NEW LOWER weight.
2. Trick your body by make changes to your workout routine every 2-to-4 weeks
When you do the same exercise everyday, your body idles and no longer responding as you’d like. Shake things up. Instead of 45 minutes on the elliptical, try 15 min on the treadmill, 15 on the rowing machine, and 15 on the stair climber.
3. Workout harder
If you can't lose weight walking at 3 mph then try walking up a hill to increase intensity.
4. Workout more often
Basically if you're walking 2 times a week and not losing weight then you need to start walking more than 2 times a week.
5. Try intermittent fasting
6. Be patient
Rome was not built in a day, but it was built! Losing weight require time and patience. I am lack of patience and always want to see immediate result. So, this is to myself: If you want to hurry your weight loss, you'll stress yourself out. And when you're stressed out, you're going to experience more cravings for fattening foods. Take your time and having fun with your weight loss journey.
Have you ever experienced a plateau in life? In your career, your fitness level, weight loss progress, spiritual life, or in your love life? What advice do you have to getting past plateaus in life?