It's perfectly normal to hit a plateau on your weight-loss journey. It could be that your weight isn’t budging, your fitness level is staying put, or you’re simply feeling downbeat more often than not. Don’t give up! Stay motivated and start seeing results again with these quick fixes...
If you find yourself mindlessly munching between meals, it may help to factor a couple of snacks into your daily SmartPoints® allowance. Choose filling, nutritious, low-SmartPoints options such as whole fruits, 0% fat natural Greek yogurt and zero-hero soups to help you feel fuller for longer.
Refresh the menu
Do you eat the same meals week after week? Try something new! Look to WW cookbooks or the website for inspiration, or ask your fellow members for tips and recipe ideas to help switch up your mealtimes.
Guesstimating SmartPoints works in a pinch, but it’s not accurate enough for every day tracking. Instead, spend the week measuring, weighing, and tracking everything honestly.
Make a change
Studies show that varying your exercise regime keeps you motivated. But you don’t need to drastically alter your workout to feel a difference – small tweaks are often all that’s needed. Plan your workouts in advance otherwise you’ll probably end up doing the same thing over and over. Try swimming one day, going for a long walk the next, then a yoga class for your third session.
Are you running or walking the same route every time you pull on your trainers? Seek pastures new! Find a new route that includes some small inclines or different terrain to help wake up your muscles.
Set a goal
Whether it’s completing a 5km run or nailing a tricky yoga pose, setting a target to work towards will help you focus your training. It could open up some new activity ideas or opportunities, too.
When you’re not feeling your most positive, it can be helpful to take stock of what’s good in your life. Take a few minutes out each day to write down three things you’re most grateful for – it could help improve your outlook.
Enjoy some ‘me time’
If you’ve been struggling to find your happy, you might just be feeling stressed. Think about it: when’s the last time you spent a little time with yourself? Go for a walk, take a bath, or set aside some time for a hobby you love.
‘Your body language can make you feel better,’ says psychologist Honey Langcaster-James. She suggests striking a ‘power pose’ –standing straight with your hands on your hips – to help you feel more self-assured.
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