Nov 3, 2016
Weight loss is quite tricky and it is not necessary that the regime that has been suiting you and helping you lose weight all this while will work all through the end. In fact chances are that you would get stuck in the last 5 pounds or so. It can be immensely frustrating and annoying being just a little away from your destination. So what should you do to bridge that last gap?
Start by first trying to understand your body and its mechanism during weight loss. All the while you subjected your body to a NEW weight loss regime that worked for you body and gave you fantastic results. Bu now after following the same regime for quite some time your body gets “adjusted” to it and reaches a plateau. This is why after losing so many pounds you get stuck in the last bit. So the only solution is to first remodel your workout schedule. This would shake-up the body from its reverie and again starts the process of weight loss.
Remember that your body is very flexible; it is up to you to stretch its limits and redefine boundaries. If you don’t push your body further it would easily adapt itself in a routine and refuse to shed more fat. The modulation can be either in your speed or your time. Extend the 30 minutes to 45 minutes and you would not even notice the difference after a few days as the body again starts to adapt to the new regime. Or just increase your incline slightly and see those extra pounds melt away in no time.
The second important tip is to include more fiber in your diet. Medical science recommends at daily intake of fiber as 25 grams which unfortunately we don’t reach. Fiber has numerous health benefits apart from being good for weight loss. Introduce whole grains to your diet rather than refined carbohydrates. Also include both soluble and insoluble fibers for maximum benefits. Insoluble fiber is present in whole grains and roughage and soluble fiber is found in fruits such as apples, pears etc. Modulate your diet to include both types of fibers. Even fiber supplements are a good choice for augmenting your fiber intake per day. Don’t overload yourself with fiber lest you may feel uneasy and bloated.
Control binge eating no matter what. It’s OK if you suddenly have a craving for chocolates and have a candy but please keep yourself away from gobbling the whole bar down and then regretting it when you measure your weight the next day. If you are planning a regimented weight-loss then don’t banish any food from your life. Just reduce its quantity and frequency. This would keep you away from cravings and going overboard the minute you see them. Also when you feel you are having a weak moment seek solace in your friend, sister, mom or whoever you feel would help pass the time over. All these are just phases and gradually they would become an integral part of your life and shall help keep your weight in check all your life.