Advertisement

Week #7: Recharge Your Weight Loss

By EatingWell Editors

Tips and tools for overcoming weight-loss plateaus.


READER'S COMMENT:
"Its a bit different for me, I had cardiac surgery a few weeks ago for A-fib, believe me its not something you want. Because of the surgery I can't exercise for about 3 months. I eat a good breakfast, generally cereal,(hot and cold) some...
COMMENTS POSTEDsort icon

Its a bit different for me, I had cardiac surgery a few weeks ago for A-fib, believe me its not something you want. Because of the surgery I can't exercise for about 3 months. I eat a good breakfast, generally cereal,(hot and cold) some fruit and tea. Lots of fluid during the day and generally a bowl of "Healthy Choice" soap for dinner. I'm 6'1" and now 220lbs. and have been for a week. I can't think of anything else I can do since my calorie count (depending on the soap) is around 900/day. I know it will start down again soon, its the waiting that is the hard part. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Anonymous

10/17/2009 - 1:51pm

Yes! First of all, I had a week where I not only didn't lose 1 or 2, but according to the scale, gained one. However, I knew it was just impossible to eat less and exercise, and not lose. So I just sulked for a couple hours then forgot about the scale. Well, what do you know but a couple days later I weighed again and was down 3! If you've ever dieted in your life you just accept there are ups and downs. Especially for women. Another thing was I asked myself "What will Nicci say?" and I thought: 1. try measuring your portions, are you SURE you just had 1 portion of that? 2. spread your exercise out a little instead of just in the last 3 days of the week :-) and probably, 3. drink more water so you're less likely to retain. AND KEEP GOING!

OrlandoMonica, Maitland, FL

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:44pm

A fresh start always feels good and, often, we do well when we're just starting off on a weight-loss plan. But after a while, calorie counting and meticulous meal planning can get old and when the rate of weight-loss begins to slow, we might lose motivation. But it's at this point when you must recommit and push through this "plateau." Have you successfully seen your way to the other side? What tips can you share with others?

EatingWellNicci, Charlotte, VT

Anonymous

09/01/2009 - 5:44pm



Connect With Us

20 minute dinner recipes
Advertisement

EatingWell Magazine

more smart savings
Advertisement
20 minute dinner recipes
Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner