Having started my weight loss journey in late December 2018, the kilograms loss in the first two months have been pretty fast. Within 2.5 months I see a whopping 8 kilos loss.
But soon I realized that I slowly stopped losing weight that quickly. Another 1.5 months passed and I only lost another 1.8 kilos. It’s pretty obvious that I hit the dreaded Weight Loss Plateau.
To be honest, it’s quite depressing to see my weight stagger between 75-73 for the past month. It’s like a yo-yo and it’s frustrating.
I’m way off my weight goal check in and it’s so annoying. Like what did I do differently? Should I workout more? Should I eat lesser? Should I eat cleaner?
How to Get out of the Weight Loss Plateau?
When googling for tips on how to move on from the dreaded weight loss plateau, you get two very common answers.
- Increase physical activities which means to burn more calories
- Intake lesser calories then your current intake
Which is pretty much common sense. I guess it’s easier to increase physical activities rather than eating lesser calories because my current calorie intake is just a little less than a 1000 calories. I’ve started my diet based on a 40% deficit and I don’t think I should eat lesser than that.
Ignore the scales
One other way is to ignore the scales because it can be inaccurate. Although it seems that I hit the weight loss plateau, I’m actually still losing fat!
Thankfully other than the number on the scales, I do take photos to record my journey too. And from the photos I can see a slight difference and that motivates me to continue on my journey. It’s very easy to get discouraged when there’s no results and just give up. So it’s very important to monitor yourself in all aspects! Remember the number on the scales is not everything to losing weight! Photos is a good form of motivation!
I think it’s important to accept the different up and downs on any journey. Hence I’m writing this down as a reminder for myself and anyone out there who’s also on a weight loss journey. Remember to not be discouraged and just push on till you hit your goals!