Originally Posted by frd2all
Good morning to all,
I am wondering if anyone else has hit a plateau. I have lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks but have not lost anything in a week. Should I change up my meals? Also, I am experienceing the big "C". I have taken stool softners but they don't seem to be working. I am getting discouraged. Please help
A true plateau would be defined as no change in weight OR measurements in several WEEKS (not days -as in 7 days). IP typically expects to see a brief stall at week 5 or 6 so if you didn't see it then you may just be seeing it now.
Did you lose inches at your WI? If so, you still had a LOSS, hence no plateau, even if the scale didnt move.
Our bodies CAN get vey efficient so if you've been eating a lot of the same things, it might be time to change it up a bit (if the inches were the same, too).
As far as the C, be sure you get all your water, all of your oil (on your food, not just in cooking) and if you aren't having 2 salads/day, you probably need them. We have a lot of folks here with other great C advise, too.