Our expert says:
I think that once you hit a plateau the key is to focus on:
a) the diet, because what worked before is now not working any longer, and so something has to change. Usually, it's easiest to change the diet. So therefore, I'd look at the diet, and consider that sometimes, low calories diets are not the best option, becaue the body is clever and it adapts to the calories we give it. So in order to increase calories burned, you may need to actually increase calories taken in! This is something to speak to a dietician about.
b) Our exericse progress plateaus as well. Here, my advcie is always to focus on fitness, not weight. In other words, if you're not getting fitter, then there is a problem. But as long as you're getting fitter and stronger, and improving your exercise capacity, then you're OK, and the weight loss will come.
So maybe you need to look at your training and consider that you need to find a goal, maybe a 5km race, or a 10km even in a few months' time that you can train for. Or change things up - if you train 4 times a week, see if you can add a fifth. If you do 45 minutes, try to increase to 50. That kind of thing - change is important though, the body does adapt and plateau, and only by changing up will you crest the current plateau and keep going.
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