One of the most common questions we receive from challengers and clients is "How Do I Lose the last 10 lbs of bellyfat?" They get some awesome results going forward through the program and then they get to that last phase and get stuck!
I know it's difficult--some people have even labeled it "Hitting a Plateau" which I blogged about here. To come so far and then hit a road block. But first of all, you need to congratulate yourself on hitting the plateau! It means you've come so far that your body is starting recognize your current weight as it's optimal weight! I know you may not like it but it means you've come quite a ways on your journey and should be celebrated.
But let's not stay there too long--here are a few tips to get you back on your way!
#1 Are you really tracking everything that you eat? Sometimes as we progress through a program we tend to let those little things slip, like tracking how many pushups we've done week to week or how much protein we are taking in each day. Sometimes all we need is a little reminder of what we are "really" eating or doing during our workouts to get us back on the right track.
#2 Change up your diet. A few things that work really well are calorie cycling. Calorie cycling is simple taking 200-300 calories from your day, running a deficit one day and a surplus the next day. This cycling seems to throw your body for a loop and help break through any metabolism monotony.
#3 Try a cleanse or a Jump Start diet to break things up. One of my favorites is the 3 day refresh and the other is my 5 day Jump start meal plan, both of which typically help clients get at least half way there!
So try these 3 tips today and bust through those last 10 lbs!
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