Stuck at a weight loss plateau?
It happens to the best of us…☹
If you’re like most dieters, your weight loss will eventually slow down or even stop… especially if you’re on a very strict diet.
It’s really easy to get frustrated and discouraged… but, you must not give up. There’s actually a ridiculously simple solution to this common problem…
Did you know?
You can boost metabolism and kickstart your weight loss again… by taking frequent dieting breaks and eating more. Read on…
Stuck at a weight loss plateau? By taking frequent dieting breaks and eating more, you can boost metabolism and kickstart your weight loss again. A part-time dieting plan can help you avoid slowing down your metabolic rate. So, you can keep losing weight and keep it off permanently.
Being overweight or obese is the new normal in America.
In the United States, adult obesity rate is 42.4% — this is the highest ever recorded, according to the 2019 data for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.9 billion adults worldwide were overweight in 2016; these include 650 million adults who were obese.
The obesity epidemic is one of the most important health crises facing the world today…
Successful weight control can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, some cancers and other diseases that can lead to premature death.
According to the National Cancer Institute, cancers associated with being overweight or obese include breast, ovarian, uterine, upper stomach, liver, gall bladder, kidney, prostate, colon and rectal cancers.
Most people are aware of the health benefits of losing weight as well as maintaining a healthy weight permanently…
But, most end up quitting and failing their diets.
Failure to deal with the weight loss plateau is a big roadblock to losing more weight and keeping it off…
Why Do Most Diets Fail? The Weight Loss Plateau Is a Common Biological Barrier for Dieters Losing More Weight and Keeping It Off Permanently
When you hit a weight loss plateau, it’s not because you’re failing or you’re not trying hard enough…
If you’re like most dieters, you’re probably trying hard to stick to your diet… no matter how restrictive it is.
This is really ironic…
But, sticking to a restrictive diet CONTINUOUSLY is the most common reason for the dreaded weight loss plateau.
This is why most dieting plans actually PREVENT long-term weight loss…
Research studies have shown that when you’re on a strict low-calorie diet over a long period of time, your body goes into starvation mode (or adaptive thermogenesis). It goes into survival mode to conserve energy.
This is your body’s natural defense against starvation, but it starts disrupting your thyroid hormone and other hormones essential for healthy metabolic functions. This slows down your metabolism.
Since your body is not getting enough food for energy, it starts breaking down your muscle tissues. Muscle helps you burn calories around the clock and helps keep your metabolic rate high.
When you lose muscle mass due to continuous dieting, this slows down your metabolism further.
When you’re on a strict diet, your body adapts and learns to survive on fewer calories…
Even though you may be cutting a lot of calories, the impact of reducing calories start to diminish. When you hit a weight loss plateau, your body has become INCAPABLE of losing more weight.
You can still feel all the pain and suffering of sticking to a strict diet, but your reward is much less.
Your metabolism is in survival mode and your body is actually fighting to preserve the fat cells you’re trying to lose. This is a common biological barrier for losing weight that most dieters experience…
What Is the SIMPLEST Way to Boost Metabolism and Kickstart Your Weight Loss Again? You Can Take Frequent Dieting Breaks and Eat More
Did you know?
Eating too little can sabotage your weight loss efforts…
The more restrictive your diet is and the more severe your calorie deficit… the more likely your metabolic rate will decrease and the more likely you will hit a weight loss plateau.
By taking frequent breaks from dieting and eating more, you can avoid slowing down your metabolism.
According to a research study published in the Journal of Obesity (2017), avoiding continuous dieting may be key to losing weight and keeping it off.
By following an intermittent or part-time dieting plan instead of dieting continuously, you can prevent your body from going into survival mode. You can avoid hitting a weight loss plateau.
By following a part-time dieting plan, you can keep your muscle tissues from breaking down and your metabolic rate from slowing down. Instead, your metabolism can stay healthy. So, you can keep losing weight and keep it off — for good.
Part-time dieting allows you to overcome the biological roadblocks for long-term weight loss…
A part-time dieting plan can help you lose weight permanently. It allows you to be flexible with the period of time you’re dieting and when you take a break from your diet.
This dieting approach can be applied to any type of healthy eating plan you enjoy. It’s easy to follow long-term because you don’t have to deal with hunger and starvation…
Since you’re eating normally when you’re taking a break from dieting, you can lose weight… WITHOUT giving up your favorite foods.
Nothing is off the menu… even desserts, fruits, bread, pasta, pizza and junk food.
Müller MJ, Bosy-Westphal A. Adaptive thermogenesis with weight loss in humans. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Feb;21(2):218-28. doi: 10.1002/oby.20027. PMID: 23404923.
Rosenbaum M, Leibel RL. Adaptive thermogenesis in humans. Int J Obes (Lond). 2010 Oct;34 Suppl 1(0 1):S47-55. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2010.184. PMID: 20935667; PMCID: PMC3673773.
National Cancer Institute: Cancers Associated With Overweight and Obesity. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/obesity/overweight-cancers-infographic
Byrne, N., Sainsbury, A., King, N. et al. Intermittent energy restriction improves weight loss efficiency in obese men: the MATADOR study. Int J Obes 42, 129–138 (2018).
Seimon RV, Roekenes JA, Zibellini J, Zhu B, Gibson AA, Hills AP et al. Do intermittent diets provide physiological benefits over continuous diets for weight loss? A systematic review of clinical trials. Mol Cell Endocrinol 2015; 418 (Pt 2): 153–172.
Muller MJ, Enderle J, Pourhassan M, Braun W, Eggeling B, Lagerpusch M et al. Metabolic adaptation to caloric restriction and subsequent refeeding: the Minnesota Starvation Experiment revisited. Am J Clin Nutr 2015; 102: 807–819.
Galgani JE, Santos JL . Insights about weight loss-induced metabolic adaptation. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2016; 24: 277–278.
Trepanowski JF, Kroeger CM, Barnosky A, Klempel MC, Bhutani S, Hoddy KK et al. Effect of alternate-day fasting on weight loss, weight maintenance, and cardioprotection among metabolically healthy obese adults: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Int Med 2017; 177: 930–938.
Keogh JB, Pedersen E, Petersen KS, Clifton PM . Effects of intermittent compared to continuous energy restriction on short-term weight loss and long-term weight loss maintenance: Intermittent compared to continuous diet. Clin Obes 2014; 4: 150–156.