Fitness and Healthy Living

I get asked about Plateaus a lot and a simple answer is that a plateau is our bodies way of protecting ourselves from ourselves. At some point in your journey to becoming fit you will hit a plateau.

The human body works very hard to keep energy intake and output in balance. Our bodies don’t like to lose weight, weird eh? Having weight(fat) on our bodies has been a survival mechanism for years. In times of famine, in winter our ancestors needed that extra 10 pounds of fat to survive.
After your initial weight loss, your progress will start to slow down and eventually stop even though your exercise and food intake is consistent.  Consistency than becomes the problem.
There are many reasons why plateaus happen.
 

Problem 1. Eating too Few Calories.

Why: You need to eat!! Our bodies need the fuel, would you attempt a road trip on fumes in…

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