How Does Exercise Impact Weight Loss?
What Can Explain a Weight-Loss Plateau?
Sign Up for OurHealthy LivingNewsletter
Thanks for signing up!You might also like these other newsletters:
I weigh 180 pounds and I hit a weight-loss plateau about a month ago. I exercise once a week on my mountain bike, weight-train three to four times a week, and take my dog for daily walks. What am I doing wrong?
— Maria, Georgia
Weight-loss plateaus are a very complicated — and common — problem and can be related to any number of factors. The cold, hard reality with plateaus, however, is that they are most often caused by increased caloric intake (eating more).
Typically, when people get a few months into their weight-loss programs, they begin cheating on their diets and often do not even realize it. A simple way to check on this is to keep a food diary for a week or two to see whether your food intake is higher than what you thought it was. I suspect that if you reexamine your dietary habits, you can work through this plateau.
Also, you might consider reducing the three to four days of weight training you're currently doing and increasing the amount of aerobic exercise. I would consider doing only two days of weight training and adding two to three more days of aerobic exercise to your fitness routine. The additional aerobic exercise will help you burn more calories, and two days of weight training should really be all you need for healthy muscles.
Video: Dr. Sarah Hallberg: How do I break a weight loss plateau on a ketogenic diet?
What Is a Blowout for Black Hair
How To Remove Nail Polish From Clothes, Carpets, And Upholstery
Top 15 Spotify Playlists for a Non-Stop Workout
How to Make a Soda Popsicle
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2019 Street Fashion
How to Maintain Concrete
How to Make a Coil Pot
About the Benefits of Being a Dentist
How to Do a Bridge
How to Meal Prep for Your Weight Loss Plan
Dormant Butt Syndrome May Be Causing Hip and Knee Pain
6 Fresh Ways To Wear Tailoring This SpringSummer
How to Set Television Rules for Your Kids
The High Cost of Stress and Mental Illness at Work: An Interview With Graeme Cowan
How to Play Broomball