Some people can start on a new weight loss diet, have no trouble staying on it, and experience steady weight loss until they reach their goal.
Others need a few extra tips to break a plateau when the weight seems a little stubborn and when cravings make it difficult to stay on the diet. Plateaus can happen not only in your weight, but also in your health.
Here are some pointers to help you move past the plateaus in your health and weight loss.
1. Eliminate Your Food Allergens
a. Cut out all forms of these common food allergens:
Note how foods make you feel - if they set off cravings, if they cause adverse symptoms such as fatigue, gas, bloating, muscle pain, or cause water retention. (If your weight goes up significantly overnight, you are probably allergic to something you ate the day before.)
Make a list of foods that don't agree with you and totally eliminate them. (Only partly eliminating them won’t help you.)
2. Reduce Sugars in Your Diet
a. Eliminate all sweeteners: honey, maple syrup, fruit concentrate, etc.
b. Mix green vegetables with your carrot juice – make your juice 50% carrot juice, 50 percent green juice. (Use celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, chard, cabbage, etc.)
c. Limit fruit - too much fruit can cause sugar cravings. Eat fruit no more than once a day, and not in combination with other foods.
3. Eat More Protein and Non-Starchy Vegetables
Carbohydrate and sugar cravings are an indication you are eating too many carbohydrates (e.g., bread, potatoes, grains, fruit and other starchy or sweet foods) and not enough non-starchy vegetables, protein, and fat.
Applying these rules and following them each day, meal by meal, will help you break that plateau and reach your dreams for your health and weight. Soon you should be jumping for joy!
Source: The Plan B Diet by Greg Westbrook