The Weight Loss Roller Coaster

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It has been the Achilles' heel of weight loss for many years now, if you have tried to lose weight by being on some diet, you have probably come to a point where you stopped losing weight. Where there were once giant leaps and bounds in the area of weight loss, you now find yourself barely being able to get over a speed bump. Where you were once flying high and feeling good, you now have been grounded and feeling frustrated. What happened? Did you do something wrong? Can it be fixed? These are all questions we ask ourselves when we come to this weight loss "plateau." So how do we beat it, and what can you do better to achieve your weight loss goals?

If you have been trying to lose weight for many years now, you might feel like you are on a roller coaster. You experience great results, which are your highs and then you experience little or no results, which are your lows. The process can be frustrating and annoying, but there is a way to beat it. You pretty much have a couple options, you can start eating fewer calories than you already are, or you can begin a workout routine. I know what you are thinking, "I can't eat less, I am already starving myself, and I hate working out." Well, if you are really serious about losing weight and becoming healthy then working out is a very important key.

Let me tell you why. If you start eating fewer calories than you might not get all the nutrients and vitamins your body needs to stay healthy, or the fuel it needs to burn fat. If you continue to remain on the same diet, and add a workout routine to compliment your diet, you will start seeing results. Your workout routine does not have to be at the Navy Seals level, you can start off by just going on a walk for about 30 minutes, and then as you start to get healthier, you can make your workout more challenging.

Eventually you will want to start doing some weight lifting, and it does not have to be heavy weights to start off. If you can start building more muscle mass by just getting toned, than your metabolism will speed up and that fat will start melting off in no time. But remember, you can also hit a plateau in your exercise program, so it would be wise to switch up your routine about every thirty days.

If you go to the gym for your workouts, then it might be wise to get a personal trainer, because they will help you and give you knowledge on how to avoid a workout plateau. If you do not have time to go to the gym or want to pay monthly costs, then there are some great at home workout programs which specialize in beating the weight loss and workout plateaus. These workouts are around 90 days and come with a fitness guide and nutrition guide.

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Steven Stratton has 1 articles online

Steven is passionate about living a healthy life, and helping other people find ways to improve their own health. Hiking, running and sports are a normal part of Steven's life. Steven also enjoys finding new exercises to incorporate in his daily workouts. He has also completed the in home p90x workout and the ChaLean Extreme program.

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This article was published on 2010/04/04