You finally did it. You went on a diet, stuck to it and lost 30 pounds in just a few months. You’re almost down to your goal weight but you can’t seem to get rid of that last 10 pounds of stubborn fat. It’s probably all concentrated in your belly, too … right?
If this sounds familiar, then you’ve hit what’s called the dreaded “weight loss plateau.” You’ve tried everything to break through it, but you can’t seem to lose the rest of that excess weight no matter how hard you try. You even starved yourself for a few days. But when you started eating again, you gained 2 more pounds, on top of the extra 10 you were trying to lose in the first place. Look no further, my friend. If you’ve stumbled on this website in a desperate search for the answer to the question of how to break through a weight loss plateau, you’re going to get some very valuable, and quite surprising, information. Ready? Here it is:
The secret to breaking through a weight loss plateau is to EAT. MORE. FOOD.
I bet you weren’t expecting that, were you?
WAIT! Don’t click away from the screen just yet. Hear me out and give this a fair shot. If it doesn’t work, then you can go back to starving yourself and feeling miserable.
Now, before you run to the cupboard and pull out that box of twinkies or that bag of potato chips, I think it’s important that we define a very important word in the above statement: FOOD.
What is food? Not all stuff that’s called “food” really fits within that term. Food is not just anything that you can put in your mouth and swallow. Just because the over-processed, chemically enhanced, nutrient deficient junk they put on grocery store shelves these days is called “food,” that doesn’t mean it qualifies as anything that will help you break through a weight loss plateau. Let’s take a look at how the dictionary defines food:
“food. n. any nutritious substance that people or animals eat or drink, or that plants absorb, in order to maintain life and growth”
Notice the presence of a very important word here: nutritious.
What does that mean exactly? Well, here’s a hint: it does not include twinkies or potato chips. You need to eat nutrient dense food. No more high fructose corn syrup. No more processed snacks. Try to eat organic as much as possible. Read labels and stay away from foods with lots of chemical ingredients you can’t pronounce. And be sure that protein makes up a large part of your diet. Cut down on the carbs, eat more organic veggies, and increase your protein intake. It’s really that simple.