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Overcoming weight loss plateau: What should you do?

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The frustrating reality of a weight loss routine is that you’re likely to hit a plateau. Anybody who has embarked on a weight-watching plan faces this sooner or later. Even with the best diets and strict gyming, most people get surprised when the numbers begin to stall on the scale. According to The Insider, this may be why about 80% of weight losers regain their initial weight within a few years. Can you relate to this? It’s understandable why you’ll get upset after working so hard to hit a target only to get stuck. Find out below what you can do. Cut more calories Active females are required to consume 2200 calories daily, while active men need 2500. However, for those targeting weight loss, your cut back should not go below 1200 calories (for all genders). This rule stems from medical studies that state that less than 1200 calories a day increases the chances of overeating. In relation to weight plateaus, the math works quite differently, and you’re about to find out why. Dieticians recommend cutting back from 2200 to 2000 calories in the first few weeks of your weight loss routine. After that, you should continue to adopt a gradual decline until you finally hit 1200 calories. At each stage of the decline, your body gets used to your daily consumption rate until it plateaus. It therefore makes sense that cutting back more will force your body to shed off more muscle along with fat as you get in shape. Remember that as you lose weight, your… Read More