Nope - not talking about drinking more water (believe me, I drink PLENTY of water, I practically SLOSH when I walk, LOL) ....
No, this is about our enemy WATER WEIGHT.
While I've been trying to bust thru this plat-toe for nearly a year now (yup! almost a year! you read that right!) .... I've found that it takes at least a month to discover whether or not something is working. I've tried many different things, including decreasing calories AND increasing calories, etc.
But the water weight... UGH! - always "TOM" and usually lasts 5-12 days...which leaves about 2.5 weeks for losing/maintaining actual weight loss. It's not only discouraging, but I get VERY moody during this time, not to mention the crazy cravings! -and that just makes it double-harder to say no to chocolatey fattening foods.
I try to keep occupied with other things, such as doing my nails, going for a walk on the beach or swim or whatever, but inevitably my cravings get the best of me. Any other time of month, I can control it - happy to have fresh strawberries instead of chocolate something-or-other. But during TOM, I just can't seem to control it. The harder I try, the more I seem to fail. The more I say "no choice" ... the crankier I get until I give in.
So maybe TOM is the reason I can't seem to break my plateau.