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  • Break through your weight loss plateau


    By Travis Steffen on Thursday, January 7, 2010in Help & Motivation, Weight Loss  

    01If you just started your fat loss workout on the first of January, I’m sure you aren’t experiencing the frustration of a plateau just yet, but without a doubt you will at some point. As long as you’re prepared for it you’ll be able to sail right through with the least amount of hair pulling. Here are a few tips that will come in handy when that number on the scale just won’t budge.

    Be honest with yourself

    Have you been keeping up with your food log? It’s normal for us to get so accustomed to our diets that we become complacent with journaling our meals and snacks. Be honest with yourself and take a good look at everything that goes into your mouth. A little bite here or a taste there can really add up at the end of the day. Get your pencil and paper ready and start being as detailed as possible. You may be surprised by how much is overlooked.

    Squat, lunge, push and pull your way through

    So many people (especially us ladies) ignore the fat loss benefits of a regular, consistent weight training program. Simply put, resistance training builds muscle and that muscle uses more calories to sustain itself than fat does. So build some muscle  to burn some fat. Not only will you fit into a smaller dress size, you’ll also be stronger, firmer and less likely to suffer the effects of osteoporosis.

    Its time to get started on your muscle building workout

    Keep your metabolism guessing

    If you eat just 1200 calories every day, your body will naturally slow down its metabolism in order to survive on those 1200 calories. Mix things up a bit by alternating 1200 calorie days with 1400 or 1600 calorie days as well. This will keep your metabolism fired up and that of course is the key to shedding pounds.

    It’s also important to seek help when needed from Men’s Groups and Womens Support Groups as this can make a huge difference on the outlook of your relationships and your life in general.

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    About Travis
    Travis Steffen is a Master Trainer and founder of WorkoutBOX. After years of experience training professional athletes and thousands of others just like you, he knows exactly what it takes to get you in serious shape. Follow his expert guidance and you're guaranteed to get amazing results.
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