One of the most frustrating things about hitting the gym hard every day and eating right is to see your weight plateau when you’re on a weight loss journey. But, one thing to realize is that this is a relatively normal part of the process. But, what can you do to get over that hump and get back on the path of reaching your goal weight?
Don’t Skimp on Protein
One for the thing sth attends to happen when people start excessive dieting and working out is that they plateau because their body isn’t getting all of the nutrients it needs. Remember that when you are trying to build lean muscle or if you’re trying to bulk up (while even losing weight), that you need a lot of protein— and we mean, A LOT. Try incorporating more protein in your diet with protein shakes, protein bars, hard boiled eggs, string cheese, nut butter, or anything else that you can find that’s extra high in protein.
Change Your Workout
If you have been doing a lot of cardio at the gym to lose some weight, but you’re not losing anymore, then you should switch up your workout. When you try something new, your body responds differently and is more likely to burn some extra calories. For instance, rather than running, you can try lifting more weights or trying out a new class at the gym.
Try Intermittent Fasting
One trend that’s taken over the health world in the past few years is intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting typically works when you cycle through a period of eating and fasting. For many people, intermittent fasting is best used when they don’t eat for about 12-14 hours straight and then they eat small meals for the other hours.
Dr. Silverman wants all of his patients to succeed in losing weight. If you feel like you need a little help getting over your weight loss plateau, try these tips or contact Dr. Silverman at our Brighton or Newton office at (617) 965-9500.