3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Diet Central > South Beach Diet

South Beach Diet Fat Chicks on the Beach!

Advise for a Plateau?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-22-2011, 10:11 AM   #1
Member
 
thefrenchgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 79

S/C/G: 308/298/200

Height: 5'9"

Question Advise for a Plateau?

My friend and I started SB in Sept. She started dieting ahead of me in July and is down 35 pounds. She has been stuck hovering around 175 for over a month and is getting frustrated. She is exercising and seems to be fairly on plan. Does anyone have thoughts on how to shake off this plateau?
__________________
thefrenchgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
Member
 
anilom007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: PA/East Coast
Posts: 69

Default

She may be losing inches. This happened to me, i lost pounds and then it stopped for a while. On advise of others I started to check my measurements and noticed that i was losing inches...which was fine by me. Then after about 5 weeks the weight started dropping again. Sometimes your body just needs time to shift and rearrange itself Also changing up workout routines helps so your body doesnt get in a rut.
anilom007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 10:50 AM   #3
Midwesterner
 
murphmitch's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 13,285

S/C/G: 152/116/120

Height: 5' 3"

Default

Also, what does fairly on plan mean? Cheating can catch up to one and makes a difference between maintaining and continually losing. Eating 3 servings of cheese a day or more than a certain number of fruits or grains, or larger servings of protein can also make a big difference. She may just have to tweak her portion sizes. Have her journal her food choices for a few days to see what she is really eating.
__________________

Anne
murphmitch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
I choose me...
 
InsideMe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 882

S/C/G: HW 265/SW 240/CW ticker/GW 150

Height: 5 Ft 3

Default

Change up the exercise, that broke my plateau.
__________________


every 5lbs lost




Half-Way Progress Pics
InsideMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 01:42 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WaistingTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,902

S/C/G: maintaining

Default

Sometimes our bodies adapt and it helps to mix up not only the exercise but also what we are eating. I have found success in the past by varying my intake over the course of a week and having lighter days and then a heavier (but still on plan) day then lighter, etc. I learned this from Weight Watchers years ago.
__________________
Karen

~
WaistingTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-22-2011, 02:28 PM   #6
Less of a Better Me
 
Koshka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,072

S/C/G: 207.4/ticker/146

Height: 5'4"

Default

The main reason (IMO) people plateau is one (or both) of two things:

1. As you lose weight, you need fewer calories to maintain your weight so the calories that would have once caused you to lose X amount weight now no longer do that. Also, your metabolism slows so you burn fewer calories. Solution: Eat fewer calories.

2. After being on a weight loss plan for awhile it is easy to lose intensity and not be as strict at following the plan. It is easy to eat a little more, eat foods you wouldn't have eaten before, etc. It is easy not to watch portions as carefully and to just overall be sloppy. This tends to be a huge reason for plateaus. Solution: Follow the plan like you did at the beginning (adjusting for fewer calories as noted above).
__________________
Working on getting to Less of A Better Me!
My weight loss blog at http://lessofabetterme.com/



Koshka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-23-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
Member
 
thefrenchgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Springfield, IL
Posts: 79

S/C/G: 308/298/200

Height: 5'9"

Default

Thanks, everyone! I shared your ideas with my friend. She read up on calorie cycling and adding weights, too. We've been focusing more on cardio, like Zumba, elliptical and walking/running.
__________________
thefrenchgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A plateau....already??! foneill Weight Loss Support 15 01-30-2011 10:08 PM
Advice for Newbies Meemo Metabolic Research Center 543 09-05-2009 07:37 AM
Looking for a change in diet, suggestions please HocusPocus 100 lb. Club 19 06-17-2007 10:14 AM
Have you hit a plateau??? Treadgirl 20-Somethings 21 11-26-2005 09:22 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:06 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2