These days, it seems like everyone is trying to lose weight. After you've been on a weight loss journey for a few months, you might notice that your progress seems to stall. This can be attributed to a wide array of factors, but it can feel especially frustrating if you've been sticking to your plan diligently but aren't getting the results you want.
If you feel like your weight loss could use a boost, then try these five techniques including carb cycling to end the stall in your progress and start seeing the results you want again.
- Reevaluate Your Caloric Needs
After you've been on the same caloric plan for a few months, and have started to drop some pounds, the amount of calories you need to consume each day in order to continue to see progress might change. Unfortunately, you might need to reduce your overall caloric intake in order to keep dropping the pounds. The good news is that you can often increase your daily activity while continuing to eat the same in order to create an overall deficit without feeling like you're depriving yourself.
- Try A Nutrition Patch
There's no shame in using supplements and tools if it helps you to achieve your goals. According to Le-Vel Thrive reviews, many people who've experienced stalls in their weight loss progress finally started to lose weight again after using the Thrive nutrition patch. Slimming patches allow you to keep eating normally while experiencing a boost in your body's ability to efficiently burn calories. These patches can be hugely helpful to anyone who wants to lose weight without slashing their daily caloric intake too drastically.
- Change The Types Of Foods You're Eating
If you're hitting your daily calorie goals but often still feel deprived or hungry at the end of the day, it might be time to change the types of foods that you're eating. While the amount of calories you eat is a very important factor in how much weight you lose, the types of foods you're eating matter as well. If you're diet is very heavy in breads and fruits, try adding more proteins and fiber-rich vegetables. These foods help you to feel full while being quite low in calories.
- Increase Your Strength Training
When you're more muscular, your body burns more calories simply resting than if your musculature isn't as well-defined. People who are trying to lose weight often neglect strength training in favor of cardio workouts, since the latter option seems like it would burn more calories and therefore be a better choice for weight loss. However, strength training is truly important for weight loss. As a bonus, the more you build and tone your muscles, the slimmer you'll look whether your weight on the scale has changed or not.
- Evaluate Your Goals
Sometimes when people feel stuck in their weight loss goals it has less to do with their actions and more to do with the fact that their goals simply aren't feasible. If you've been trying to lose the same five pounds for months, consider the possibility that dropping this additional small amount of weight simply isn't necessary and won't change your appearance anyways. Even if your goals are feasible, make sure you've given yourself an appropriate amount of time to accomplish them. While it's possible to lose 20 pounds in a month, you'd have to exist on a near-starvation diet and could potentially cause permanent damage to your overall health.
Most of us are struggling with weight loss. If you've been following a routine diligently for months and can't seem to achieve your final goal weight once and for all, it's easy to feel discouraged. Incorporate these healthy tips into your weight loss routine to feel better and finally shed those last few stubborn pounds once and for all.
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Paisley Hansen is a freelance writer and expert in health, fitness, and growing young. When she isn’t writing she can usually be found reading a good book or hitting the gym. She loves hearing from readers so feel free to contact her through Facebook.
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