Are you getting frustrated as you try to get the scale to move and it seems like it will just not budge? If you are stuck on a weight loss plateau and looking for ways to get the scale to move, I have some great tips for you. There are metabolic strategies to help you to expedite your weight loss and help you to reach your goal. Certain tips like drinking more water, intensifying your workouts, adding more activity and more will help you to start losing. Here are the ways to get the scale to move down again:
1. Start out Your Day with Exercise
Start out your day with a fitness session of 45 minutes to one hour to jump start your metabolism and start losing. If you are getting down because the scale will not go down, get up for your workout so you have more energy to combat your weight loss plateau. Exercising early is one of the best ways to get the scale to move!
2. Drink More Water
Are you feeling bloated around your midsection and not sure what to do? Make sure you drink more water. Your goal should be to drink 8-10 glasses of water each day. Add lemon slices since this is a natural diuretic to help you alleviate bloating and lose any excess water weight you are harboring.
3. Amplify Your Workouts
If you are exercising at the same level and not pushing yourself to full intensity, your body may be stuck in a plateau. Amplify your workouts so you elevate your heart rate and get the scale to start moving. Be patient and keep pushing so you can reach your goals.
4. Eat Mini Meals
Are you eating enough food throughout the day? You should be eating 4-6 mini meals every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolic rate consistent. Make sure your meals consist of vegetables, lean protein and complex carbohydrates. Never wait to eat until you are famished because then you will overeat and this will cause weight gain. Mini meals are the key to helping the scale begin to go down again.
5. Challenge Yourself
Who says you have to enroll in a formal race or challenge? You can create your own cardio challenge by pushing yourself longer and harder each week. Write your challenge out in a visible place so that you can be reminded of your goals. Are you ready for the challenge?
6. Add More Activity
Start adding more activity by adding one extra workout per week and moving more throughout the day. Simple things you can do like parking farther away when you reach your destination can add up to make a difference and help the scale to start moving down. Little changes add up to make a big difference on your waistline!
7. Curb Your Late Night Snacks
For most people, cutting out late night snacks is one of the hardest things for them to do. Our bodies like routine so if you are in a habit of eating late night, you do not have to cut this out. You should just be more mindful in what you choose to eat late night. Cut up some veggies and make a healthy tray of snacks. And then you will feel guiltless and wake up seeing the scale go down.
Now that you have these tips to help you to get the scale going down, I hope you see great results. So tell me, what is your weight loss goal and when would you like to ideally meet this? Good luck to you! I promise you it is possible for you to lose weight even when you have heavy genes!