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Plateau-Busting Tips

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 by Denise Austin

Are your results slowing down despite your efforts? Try these tips to get things moving again:

  • Make sure you're not skipping meals. If you deprive your body of the food it needs, you'll activate a starvation response and your body will hold on to every ounce!
  • Stop getting stressed by the scale. Muscle weighs more than fat. Water fluctuations can add pounds, too. Instead, use a tape measure or the fit of your clothes as your guide.
  • Switch workout strategies. If you've been walking, shake it up with biking or swimming. Always using the same machines at the gym? Try something new. Snap your body out of its routine!
  • Pick up the pace. Add 15 more minutes to your workout, or go up a notch on each weight machine.
  • Keep track in your journal. Are little snacks adding up to extra calories? Follow the plan exactly and measure out portions! Don't "guesstimate!"
  • Drink your water! Make 8 to 10 glasses a day the minimum!

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