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When you have hit a weight-loss or fitness plateau, how do you shake up your program and start seeing results again?

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Watch the Salt

When you watch your salt intake, by definition you should be cutting the amount of processed foods you eat and probably not going out as much. This can often lead to breaking a plateau.

- Submitted by JESPAH 3/27/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments

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Getting Your Fiber?

When I hit my first plateau, someone suggested adding fiber to the nutrition tracker. Turns out I was often under the range. Adding more sped up my progress!

- Submitted by ZELLAZM 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments

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Switch up Strength Training!

I have hit a few plateaus along the way. It seems that looking at my strength training and making changes helps every time. I tend to think that more cardio= more weight loss. This means too often I find myself upping the cardio and leaving ST behind. When I create a new routine, the scale responds!

- Submitted by YOGINIMAMA108 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments

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Change your food

I have found if i eat the same food consitently i stop loosing , so every few weeks change it up. I have found sometimes if my metabalism is slow i increase for a day or two but stay in calorie range. also i have started eating 4-5 smaller meals and it is working for me.

- Submitted by PASTORWILEY62 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 5 Comments

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Exercise Less!!!

I have found that decreasing the amount of time I spend on cardio will help me break through a plateau. The secret is to work out at a higher intensity. If you normally work out for 30 to 45 mins at a moderate pace, try working out for 20 to 35 mins at a faster pace or at a higher resistance.

- Submitted by IAMSHE-RA 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 5 Comments

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ADD PLYOMETRIC EXERCISES TO YOUR ROUTINE

Switch up your work-out routine and add some new moves! All of our movement is front to back...try skipping sideways on the treadmill. Jump up as high as you can landing softly multiple times. Skip instead of walk. Your body will wake up and say HUH? emoticon emoticon

- Submitted by JULESLIVSOUTLD 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 2 Comments

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Change your workout

When I hit a plateau, I try something new. If you are walking at a slow pace, ramp it up and walk at a brisker pace or do it in intervals, 5 minutes slow then 5 minutes fast. Remember, if you're doing the same old thing, you get the same old results.

- Submitted by KOPSBABY 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 3 Comments

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Just a bit more exercise

I find that if I up my exercise by just a bit, even somedays when you can't even think about going another minute, do the minute. YOu will see an end to the plateau.

- Submitted by MALEXANDER4 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 0 Comments

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Lengthen Your Perspective

Often, I think that I am not making any progress towards my weight loss goal. Too often, it turns out to be a matter of perspective. If I weigh myself EVERY day and I don't see any results, I often have forgotten to look at my monthly chart of my weight loss. Remember, it wasnt gained overnite!

- Submitted by CORONASDETEXAS 3/26/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 1 Comment

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Keepin' it real

Expectation-I expect that I will hit some plateaus along the way. I know that might sound weird, but if I expect to be perfect or to lose weight consistently for months on end, I will be really disappointed. So, I expect that plateaus will come, but, they are bumps in the road, not road blocks!

- Submitted by BLUEIZ07 3/25/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments
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