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The weight loss plateau is one of the toughest challenges facing those on a weight loss journey. It is so disheartening to feel like you have been doing everything right – eating healthy, staying fit and avoiding temptation – and yet the scale has stopped moving. What is going on here?? As Allan Borushek explains, [...]
It is often so much easier at the beginning: there's the rush of enthusiasm, and many of your responsibilities are not yet ramped back up to full speed from the holidays. But, a few weeks later, the spark of enthusiasm is gone, routines return, job and family responsibilities rise to normal levels...and consistency can waver. If you’re in a fitness routine in the new year, congratulations. You should be settling into a routine that allows you to live your life while making it better through fitness. It may be a nice realization that you can live healthier and not have to clear everything else off of your calendar to do it! If you’re in a fitness rut, know this: It will happen to all of us at some point. (Yes, even me!) There have been (and will be) times when for one reason or another, I don't get all my workouts in. It will happen to you, too (whether you’ve had a perfect first three weeks or a bumpy ride.) The important thing to focus on is not WHAT HAPPENED, but what your response will be to what has happened.
If you are frustrated on your weight loss journey and are not moving the scale, let's start looking at the bigger picture. There are other measures of success - whether your clothes fit better or you feel better quality of life. Let's start recognizing all our wins!
The CalorieKing answers member questions about diet, exercise and counting calories!
I recently started reading NPR’s Obesity Series. Among other utterly amazing and terrifying statistics on diet and obesity was one which visually blew my mind – such as the average revolving door has over time been revised from 10 to 12 feet! While I’m a visual person and envisioning that drove a point home for [...]
A lot of us struggle with motivation and that nagging plateau or external challenge that gets in the way of our weight loss goals. I wanted to post a Q&A I had with a fellow CalorieKing member who had an amazing weight loss of 115 lbs. to remind us that there IS light at the end of the tunnel. Sit back and listen to the words from "J" - who had two very good reasons to lose weight; when you read his story I hope you'll remember your reason for losing and feel a renewed inspiration towards meeting that goal.