Anonymous asked: I've lost about 10 pounds on my diet but recently (the last 2/3 weeks) I've completely stopped losing.. does this mean i need to start restricting more?? i drink a lot of water and exercise regularly but i can't work out why this is happening?
There are a few reasons this could happen. There is a point generally around week 2 of a persons work out/diet where they hit a plateau. However, if you stick it out you should see weight loss around week3/4. If it is making you nervous or you really need to see results there are a few things you can try.
Sometimes your body gets too used to a work out, over time you will see decreasing results. Try switching up your workouts. Also, if your ultimate goal is weight loss, you’ll need to be making your work out more difficult as time goes on. (a 200 pound person will burn 153 calories running at 6mph for 10 min, a 120 pound person doing the same run for the same time will only burn 91 calories).
This is why some people stop seeing weight loss, even if they do switch up their work out, because they are at the same level of exertion. Eventually you will see you can push harder, run faster etc. Adjust to your abilities. Also, if you just want weight loss, your work outs should be 90-99% cardio for now, and more weight training later when your goal is to tone and tighten.
I could tell you more about restriction if I knew what you were eating at the moment. :)