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Everyone who has tried to lose weight or ventured out and started a fitness program has eventually hit a fitness plateau. Either you are cruising along that first month losing weight steadily, losing bodyfat, and seeing some awesome results.
But after a month or two you all of a sudden hit a wall and you can't get the scale to move at all. You are working out just as hard as you have been (if not harder!), you are eating the same amount of calories, and your "winning weight loss formula" just stops working. What do you do?
One of the toughest things for our clients to handle when beginning something like a new fitness program is switching around their nutrition. If you've been eating a certain way for years and all of sudden try to switch ALL of your food over to chicken breast, broccoli, spinach, and quinoa, chances are you aren't going to be successful.
Now, this isn't the case for everyone but honestly, some of the clients that we have seen come through take this "All or nothing" approach have failed more times than we count. So, rather than trying to strictly follow a meal plan to the T, it might be easier to approach your nutrition in stages versus going from Level 1 to Level 5 right away (level 5 being totally clean, nutritious eating and 1 being the typical Standard American Diet).
We all go through it and sometimes it's rough. I even kind of went through one just a few weeks ago as I mentioned in my Monday Reboot post. But it doesn't mean you have to stay there or just "suffer" through it.
One of things I like to do is keep myself motivated with new information and new ideas is listening to Podcasts, and one of my favorites is Chalene Johnson's (she's the trainer in PiYo and in TurboFire) podcast titled "How to Dump the Fitness Slump".
In this podcast her friend Keith Harris had just been getting "busy" with life and couldn't find the energy or the motivation to keep pushing through his workouts, even after having some really significant success and weight loss. Here are some of the tips she shared, with some of my own insights offered on what's also worked well for me in the past as well.
While I am super busy putting together an Epic Blog post for you on the different stages of nutrition, I wanted to share with you this list that TeamBeachbody posted on their blog about the best foods to look for at the Supermarket. Check it out and leave me a comment below with what OTHER foods you love to get at the Supermarket!