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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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change up in category of foods

When hit a plateau, I change up the food groups I was using. Eating a little more carbs and vegetables versus protein. My body apparently was recognizing a routine, and the change up kicked in. Losing slow and steady.

- Submitted by REBJAC 3/17/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 8 Comments


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I jut broke through my plateau by using a combinaton of tools.

I was on a 4 month plateau where the scale would not budge. This week I did a few things that seemed to work for my sluggish body
1) Worked out in the morning for an hour before breakfast
(interval training switching every 20 minutes between bootcamp style wo
2) Tracked all my meals (portioned my meals
3) Ate a lot of whole foods this week (fresh fruit, yogurt, honey, eggs, lentil soup, salads)
4) Cut back on carbs(I limited my bread or pasta in take to two meals in the day instead of all 3

- Submitted by CAROLINE6778 1/22/2011 in Breaking a Plateau | 8 Comments


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Confusing my metabolism!

I am using calorie cycling and really mixing up my workouts to prevent the dreaded plateau. I bounce between high calorie days (2000), medium (1500) and light(1000). I constantly switch up my workouts so my body does not get used to any routines and stops responding. This is easy to do as I have over 40 fitness DVDs. So far so good!

- Submitted by KTRIBE808 12/19/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 10 Comments
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