It happens to all of us at some point.
Your workouts are dialed in, and your body rapidly becomes leaner and more
attractive. Friends and family notice and you feel fantastic.
And then it stops.
You are doing everything exactly the same as before, except your body no
You, my friend, have hit a plateau. It’s a frustrating place to be parked,
so read the following 5 steps to get your body back into results mode.
Step #1: Reduce Sugar. A very effective way to restart your results
is to reel in your sugar intake. Inspect all of your food for added sugars
and eliminate items that contain high calorie sweeteners. This means no
sugar, corn syrup, honey or maple syrup.
If you’ve already eliminated processed sugars from your diet, and have still
hit a plateau, then it’s time to dig a little deeper by eliminating some of
the natural sugars from your diet. Limit your intake of sweet fruits and
eliminate dried fruits.
Step #2: Get More Sleep. We are supposed to get an average of eight
hours of sleep each night. If you’re not getting adequate amounts of rest,
you’re more likely to be hungry, overeat, and gain weight.
When you’re tired, you don’t feel like cooking a healthy meal, and you’re
more likely to opt for fast (fattening) food. Then your lack of energy
causes you to skip your workouts. And to make matters worse, sleep
deprivation causes your metabolism to slow down, slowing or reversing your
results. To beat your plateau, make sleep a priority.
Step #3: Drink Only Water. To restart your results, you’ll need to
make some changes. Sorry, but some of the changes aren’t going to be fun. If
you’re one of the millions hooked on soda, alcohol, or other sweetened
beverages, then your plateau will stay locked in place until you replace
these drinks with water.
Keep in mind that your brain often confuses thirst with hunger. So at the
first sign of hunger, don’t grab a snack or calorie-filled drinks. Instead,
grab a glass of water.
Step #4: Eat Healthy Breakfast. But not just any breakfast. Your
plateau-breaking breakfast should be low in carbs and high in protein. Try
eggs, lean breakfast meats, a protein shake, or a mini-muffin made with
Fitting breakfast into your busy morning may take some work, but research
shows that the habit of eating a healthy breakfast is key to losing weight
and keeping pounds off. Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier to give yourself
time to eat breakfast
Step #5: Increase Exercise Intensity. It’s time to start taking your
workouts more seriously. No more going through the motions, it’s all-out for
you. If you want to get back on track with your body transformation, and to
keep the fat melting away, then increase the amount and intensity of your
For most people, this is the most difficult lifestyle change of all, but the
benefits are enormous. Try to get 30 to 60 minutes of intense exercise on
most days of the week. When exercise is a normal part of your everyday
routine, you’re more likely to stick with it, and your body will become
slimmer and more toned.
The quickest and most permanent way to beat that plateau is through a
combination of healthy eating and consistent, challenging workouts.
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