Our expert says:
Firstly congratulations on losing those 13 kg - well done! It is a well know phenomenon that weightloss tends to reach a plateau during slimming and that this can be very discouraging. This is usually a reaction by the human body to a low energy intake (e.g. 'perceived starvation'). It is important to persevere with your regimen that achieved the 13 kg loss for you and NOT to suddenly decrease your energy intake even further. Your body will resist weightloss even more! Just return to your original kcal intake and keep on with the level of exercise you were initially using and relax! The fact that you are losing cm is also an indication of fat loss even if you are not losing mass on the scales. Getting stressed about the situation produces a whole host of stress hormones like cortisol which in turn causes water retention and this will make you weight more even if you are losing fat.
Hang in there and you will start losing weight again.
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