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I have found when I eat at least 5grams of fiber per meal I lost 82 lbs. The total grams of fiber per day was 30 plus grams. Choose whole wheat high fiber options in everything you eat. It taste great and you will benifit from it.
Water-soluble fiber is found in oats, Psyllium, nuts
I hit a plateau for six weeks I stayed the same but I didn't lose either. I did two sessions on the treadmill morning and afternoon plus stair climbing. After a couple emails to the SP coach she asked my food intake which is 1200 calories. She told me to eat more and see what happens. Well, I felt sick after I ate, so I only increased my food intake by about 100 calories a day. But, quit my second treadmill workout in the afternoon. With that combination I am back to losing.
If I haven't been showing a weight loss for at least two to three weeks then I start making boiled cabbage, and eat a small bowl before lunch and dinner. I add a tablespoon or organic apple cider finger to the chopped cabbage. It seems to work every time! It could also be from changing my traditional green salad to something different that gets the weight moving again. So far it's been working!
When I get stuck at a plateau, I try to find a new way to remind myself how far I've come and it inevitably helps me refocus and re-energize my efforts.
After coming home from work or errands - force yourself to take a 15-20 minute nap. The point is less sleeping and more putting your legs up and relaxing. Afterward you will have twice as much energy to do projects, and move faster. Later in the evening if you feel like snacking just go to bed. My body demands food when it is tired, and giving it a rest is a better way to add energy than sugar.
I was setting 2 month weight loss goals, but everytime as I neared the goal, the system aimed me toward maintenance and weightloss stopped. Once I changed over to my long term weight loss goal, that stopped. So be sure your settings are correct, because the system definitely works to maintain once you reach your goal!!
I got this idea from one of my teams. I give myself a penny for every spark point I earn. So if I earn 55 spark points for today I will put 55 cents in my saving jar. I use this money to buy something special for me as a reward for my hard work. You will be surprised how fast it adds up!