When you have been on a weight loss plan for a while, there comes a time when your weight becomes stagnant. While this can be demotivating, there are many ways to combat it. We spoke to some of India’s best fitness experts to learn about some simple ways to break through a weight loss plateau. Here are their insights.
6 simple ways to break through a weight loss plateau.
Everyone who is following a weight loss plan reaches a point where the results get slow or stagnant and it usually happens when one has lost a considerable amount of weight already. “You have to understand that if your diet plan did not lead to any deficiency or side effects, it is a good plan and sticking to it with patience is a good thing. As we reach near our ideal weight, the speed of weight loss on the scale might slow down but the body is still changing internally as per its fat and muscle composition. So staying on it with the same dedication is my best advice,” says Diksha Chhabra, fitness expert.
Intermittent fasting is an easy way to break through a weight loss plateau. “Intermittent fasting requires you to abstain from eating for a specific period of time. The main reason behind the weight loss boost is that it majorly decreases your overall calorie intake. Moreover, it strengthens your metabolism and boosts weight loss, which helps you to exit the weight stagnation period,” states Aayushi Lakhapati, certified nutritionist and co-founder, UpNourish.
“Consume a more fibre rich diet with more fruits and vegetables and practise intermittent fasting. However, do not starve yourself. Intermittent fasting means just having your dinner early so your body gets enough time to digest food. It will help you break that plateau if your weight loss is stopped due to unfinished digestion of dinner,” adds Shweta Shah, holistic nutritionist and founder, Eatfit24/7.