Have you been struggling lately with continuing on with your weight loss? Maybe you’ve plateaued or your weight loss is slowing. I’ve had two coaching clients recently in this same situation.
For one client, we decided on a week of maintenance, and her weight went up 5 pounds. The next week she lost the 5 pounds she gained during her maintenance week, and she lost an additional 1 1/4 pounds.
I had another coaching client who took a month of maintenance; she didn’t focus on losing at all. I told her this would be really awesome for her metabolism. Guess what? When she went back, she finally went from 193 down to 184 in a couple of weeks. It was crazy.
What I’m trying to tell you is a lot of times prolonged dieting really slows down your metabolism, and one of the best fixes is to stop what you’re doing. Take a break; go up to your maintenance calories, or take a couple of weeks off from dieting and then go back to it.
I’m going to share a few different podcasts with you from Dr. Lane Norton that I highly recommend you listen to (see links below this post). He talks a lot about reverse dieting. He talks about protein requirements, things that are going to help you. If you’ve been dieting for a long time, I really think you’d benefit from hearing what he has to say.
Those are some tips that might help you. In our Half Size Me community meetings, we address more questions from the community. If these are things you’re struggling with, or if you just need some general support, come join us at our next meeting. Just go to halfsizeme.com/join for more information. We’d love to see you there!