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How to Overcome a Weight-Loss Plateau

You will see a difference in your weight-loss with these simple lifestyle changes.


  • Step 1: Log your food intake Log your daily food intake. In order to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you consume.
  • Step 2: Eat a balanced diet Eat a balanced diet that includes fruits and vegetables. Add protein to your diet for muscle growth and repair.
  • Step 3: Decrease calories Reduce your daily calorie intake by 100 to 200 calories.
  • Step 4: Vary exercise program Keep your muscles guessing by varying your exercise regimen with cycling, swimming, and yoga.
  • TIP: Increase the speed, intensity, and duration of your workout.
  • Step 5: Add weight training Build and preserve muscle mass by adding weight training to your exercise program.
  • Step 6: Wear a pedometer Wear a pedometer to track your daily steps. Aim for 10,000 steps daily.
  • TIP: Use the stairs instead of elevators whenever possible.
  • Step 7: Give your body a rest Take a day off to repair and rebuild your muscles so you can get past your plateau.
  • FACT: Every 2,000 steps you take burns 100 calories.

You Will Need

  • Journal
  • Balanced diet
  • Calorie reduction
  • Varied exercise regimen
  • Weights
  • Pedometer
  • Rest

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