Help! I think I've plateau'd!

  • I've been doing this over a month and I've already begun to feel stronger, but I'm still flabby in places and the scale hasn't really budged (outside of up 2lbs and then back.) in 3 weeks! This is really starting to discourage me in my weight loss. What can I do to get over this slump and get my weight loss moving again? I'm currently doing Cardio Sculpt and maintaining a 1200 -1300 calorie diet (not always the best calorie choices though.) Any advice would be appreciated.

    LadyBerlynn   by: LadyBerlynn
  • 3 votes
    anjag  about 1 year ago by: anjag

    food choice is almost more important than calories! what you put in your body not only fuels you for life and your workout but it also is a major component of weight loss and body composition changes. don't waste your hard work with crappy calorie choices! You can do this!!

    • LadyBerlynn
      LadyBerlynn about 1 year ago

      Thanks! I wondered if I was sabotaging myself with the crappy calorie choices.

  • 1 vote
    Cookie  about 1 year ago by: Cookie

    Don't give up! Muscle weighs more then fat, the scale can't see that. Watch how your clothes start ot fit you, and how much healthier you feel. Take measurements as you go to record your progress that way. But, don't give up!
    Cardio and weight training comboed together really helped me see results faster.
    And Really TRY to make the healthier choices in the kitchen.
    Hope this helps you.
    Mix it up, DON'T GIVE UP! :-)

    • LadyBerlynn
      LadyBerlynn about 1 year ago

      Thanks! I have been measuring and I'm down an inch and a half. I'll try to change things up as well.

  • 1 vote
    my2men2007  about 1 year ago by: my2men2007

    Could it be possible that you are eating foods that are high in sodium? High-sodium foods are notorious for causing bloating and packing on a couple of pounds of "water weight". Try aiming for drinking as much water as you can throughout the day to flush some of the toxins out of your body. Also, try not to weight yourself during TTOM, because you could easily be holding on to 5 lbs. that aren't "real" lbs. As a rule, I only weigh myself once a month--14 days after the last day of my previous cycle. This helps me keep see consistency. I do, however, measure myself approx. every 10 days, just to track my progress. On a final note, keep in mind that some people don't see scale changes until after 4-6 weeks, once your body has adjusted to a new routine. The other posters have some great responses....just hang in there! You can do this!!!

    • LadyBerlynn
      LadyBerlynn about 1 year ago

      I never really thought of that. It's possible that some things I eat are high in Sodium. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

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    itybityme03  about 1 year ago by: itybityme03

    Try switching it up. Go to a different work out for a week or so, like the Move, and then go back. This can confuse your muscles and make them work harder and burn more fat

    • LadyBerlynn
      LadyBerlynn about 1 year ago

      cool! that might be worth a try!

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