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    Yourstoxically
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    Ugh plateau.

    Post by Yourstoxically on Thu 24 Jul - 9:52

    I have been on this plateau since right before Valentine's Day. I am so frustrated. I can't seem to get past 130. This morning, I was 133.4, the same as yesterday. I am getting mega frustrated. I've tried everything, except specific diets. I have binged, I have fasted (not very long though, like 2 days), and I am currently taking garcinia cambogia and in the process of putting myself into ketosis. 


    Can anyone recommend any certain diets or maybe tricks that aren't very common? 
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    Re: Ugh plateau.

    Post by calorified on Thu 24 Jul - 13:51

    How many calories are you eating? And specifically, what kinds of calories do you eat? All junk food calories? All carbs? etc. Idk what you're already doing, but here's what I'd do:

    1. Don't weigh yourself for a few days. It gets demotivating to not see the number move.
    2. Start cardio exercise, doesn't have to be a long time. Even could be walking. Just something that will burn a little bit of calories and boost your metabolism.
    3. Set an alarm on your phone- every time it goes off do something like 50 jumping jacks, 25 sit ups, 25 push ups. If you were to set it for 12 times a day it will add up to 500, 300 and 300 respectively without really tiring you out. Building some muscle will make you look smaller and will increase metabolism
    4. Drink more water and coffee/tea. Do something similar to the alarm for exercise- every hour it goes off, drink. It will keep you full and regular. 
    5. Get enough sleep- countless studies have shown that less sleep makes you more emotional (ie more likely to binge) and that it increases appetite.
    6. Look at what kind of calories you're consuming. Technically, as long as you're below your BMR, you should be losing weight, but if not then it may be what you're eating. I'm not diet expert or anything, but if it were me, I'd go for high protein, low carb (not including fruit here) with lots of fruits and veggies.
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    Re: Ugh plateau.

    Post by Yourstoxically on Fri 25 Jul - 11:50

    I have been on this plateau since February. I have tried EVERYTHING. I think maybe it's because I binge after the second day of being 130...
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    Re: Ugh plateau.

    Post by ButterflyAna on Sat 26 Jul - 1:33

    I know when I hit a plateau, it's often because I'm so demotivated about the plateau that I don't give my 100% long enough to actually lose weight. I may restrict for 2 or 3 days or maybe a week, then binge, and the binge is large enough to offset the restriction.

    Longer calorie schedules like SGD or ABC diet can help in these situations because they last long enough for results to be noticed, thus giving someone the motivation to continue until they pass the plateau. They are tough to follow, but with enough determination you can beat the plateau.

    You just got to keep that motivation and determination. Any diet works if people stick to them long enough. All the healthy tips, all the crash diets: they only work when people truly follow them.
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    Re: Ugh plateau.

    Post by Yourstoxically on Sat 26 Jul - 19:32

    Yeah, August 1st I'm starting a new diet. I'm just gonna keep pushing through it

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