Amy’s Advice: Stuck in a Rut?
Updated: Jun 1, 2022
Are you stuck in a rut? Is the scale not budging? Have you lost your momentum? If you answered yes to any of those questions then keep reading!
When you’re losing weight it would be wonderful if the scale showed a nice easy slope downward, where every week we lose weight. But the reality doesn’t always line up. Sometimes we gave, sometimes we only lose a little when we think it should’ve been a great big loss, sometimes we hit a plateau where we stay stuck for weeks at a time, and sometimes we even gain weight.
Below are a list of some things to consider if you’re feeling stuck.
TRACK EVERYTHING-every single lick, bite, taste, or sip! Be honest and write down everything.
Drink more water. You should be aiming for at least 8 glasses of water every day. (64 ounces)
Review the diet plan! Remember corn and potatoes are carbs not veggies, and bacon and peanut butter are fats not proteins.
Measure and weigh your food portions.
Make sure you’re eating enough, proteins are the bulk of your exchanges. Don’t forget to eat them all!
Stop drinking alcohol. (These beverages are full of empty calories and sugar.)
Take your vitamins! If you forget to take these your body may not be getting everything it needs.
Exercise! We recommend 3 days a week of 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise, however the more the better! Aim to get up and move every day!
Switch up your meals. If you’re eating the same thing every day your body gets bored. Try switching up meals and meal times.
Treat yourself. If you’ve been working hard long hours or if you’re under a lot of stress your body won’t want to cooperate with weight loss. Take some time and relax and let your body have a chance to rest.