There's no doubt that most people plateau during their weight loss journey and the body fights to stay at same weight and hold onto a certain amount of fat. I know that there are some questions and doubts about all the specifics of the whole set point theory-but i just wanted to know your thoughts on it..and if youve plateaued
1. what strategy ultimately helped you get past it?
2. and how long were you on a plateau?
(is it just time ? - do we need to coast on every new plateausfor a while (weeks? months??) before we can go down to the next level ?
ive recenetly been doing more weight lifting and tabata and lessened lower intensity cardio
Ive seen threads on the Shangri la diet where it seems to have helped people bust through their plateau after they had tried every other strategy..
any thoughts or success on Shangri la?
(My sister who just had a baby in Decemeber has lost 6lbs in the past month seemingly without really trying to. She doesnt count her calories, or exercise (has 3 year old and 4 month old so they do keep her running around) or plot her food or try to eat particular highly nutritious things ( she does eat fairly healthfully most of the time but still has the occasional restaurant foods-and junky food snacks) is it cause her bodys just accustomed to her pre-baby weight so its just trying to get down to that set point?
meanwhile i I.F, and do tabata, weight lift, plug in my calories on cronometer, weigh my foods , aim for high nutrient fare, and here i am apparently STUCK and at a stalemate...grrr.. lol.. w t dillllllllllllllly yo?
T I A :)
asked bymaryDeeeeeee (2097)
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on April 18, 2013
at 11:16 PM
I haven't tried Shangri-la. I have lost over 100lbs on paleo. I walk 5 miles a day, weight-lift 3 days a week, and ride a bike. I have been at it for two years now, and lost almost all my weight so far in the first year. For the past year, I've been stalled. I still have a tummy that I'd like to lose.
I have dealt with my stall by refusing to continue weighing myself. I made the conscious choice to make healthy activity and eating the reason I am doing this, because I can only change my body so much in a realatively short period, I don't want to be abusive to it. I don't want to get stuck in the trap of trying to tweak my diet until I'm insane, or constantly trying to decide whether I'm gaining fat or muscle or water. For a year, that was very useful, now it's not.
What is more concerning to me than the stall is that I don't feel any different than when I started. Oh, I move different, I have more energy, my clothes are smaller, all the things that indicate that my body has changed, that's not what I mean. I mean that I have thought of myself as fat (and mostly in a fat positive way) for so long that I still identify as, and think I look, 100lbs more than what I do now. It's giving me cognitive dissonance. And it makes me think more about what I need to do than what I've done. I don't think that's helpful, so I'm trying to work on changing how I am perceiving my body, rather than forcing through the stall. The stall will or won't resolve, I will just continue on with the exercise and eating. What I can work on, daily, is how I'm feeling about it and my body.
on April 18, 2013
at 10:56 PM
on April 18, 2013
at 10:25 PM
I'm on a plateau right now...I hit one at about 14 lbs lost (out of 22) and I stayed there for about a month..and I've been on this current plateau for about a month. After my first plateau, a few pounds came off really fast, like 3 in as many weeks. Don't get frustrated! Keep doing what you're doing..your body is restructuring.