How to Overcome Weight-Loss Plateaus

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You’re checking the scale every day, and despite your hard work, that number just won’t budge. Week after week, nothing more than a fluctuation of a pound or three. You might yell, scream or cry. We’ve been there!

Few things are more demoralizing than feeling like your hard work isn’t making an impact, making it easy to forget how far you’ve already come. Well, we have good news: this won’t last forever. With your commitment and a few adjustments, you will be back on the path to continued weight loss.

Despite the fact that weight-loss plateaus are very frequently part of a weight-loss journey, lack of conversation around the topic can make you feel alone as you stare down the scale each morning. We’re here to change that. Let’s talk about why people plateau, and more importantly, how they get past them.

“Why is my weight loss plateauing?”

The truth is, there are countless reasons your weight-loss journey seems to have hit the pause button. Simple reasons like not drinking enough water or miscalculating calorie intake can cause a plateau, as can more complex issues like hormonal imbalances. Making the right adjustments in response can often kick-start your weight loss once again.

“How do I break a weight-loss plateau?”

Thousands of Xyngular customers have achieved lasting weight loss by tackling their plateaus in the following ways:

Count your calories. Then count again.

After consistent weight loss, bodies adjust to lowered caloric intake—which typically looks like a plateau. Make sure you’re staying under your calorie goal every day--1200-1400 for women and 1500-1700 for men—to make sure you’re eating to lose. When eating reduced calories it’s vital that you prioritize nutrition. Lean proteins, fiber-filled veggies, beans and berries, and healthy fats like avocado, nuts, and olive oil will all help give your body the energy it needs to power through the day without crashes from quick-burning simple carbohydrates. Make sure to check your Meal Plan Guidelines for calorie recommendations.

It’s also important that you track what you eat. As silly as it sounds, the little bites off your kid’s plate and the fries you steal from your friends add up in big ways. Make sure to keep a daily log of EVERYTHING you eat—you’ll quickly see if you’ve been adding extra calories and not keeping count. A food journal can also help you be aware of mindless snacking and portion sizes—both sneaky ways to sideline your weight loss.

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Put protein on your plate

Make sure you’re sustaining your metabolism by eating protein during every snack and meal. Protein is both satiating—making you feel satisfied in the moment—and long-lasting, which means you’ll be less likely to reach for another snack in just an hour.

When you make your protein choices, be sure to opt for lean proteins like chicken breast, egg whites, and part-skim string cheese. High-fat, calorie dense snacks—whether they’re protein packed or not—could be contributing to your plateau. Looking for tasty options? Refer to your System Resource page to find a list of healthy foods that will support your weight loss.

You know what they say about breakfast…
There’s a reason breakfast is referenced as the most important meal of the day. Starting your day off with a healthy meal helps kick your metabolism into high gear, rather than keeping it dormant. Eating breakfast adds fuel to your metabolic fire so you are ready to face the day.

The best breakfast? In our opinion, nothing starts the day quite like a Lean shake. With 10 grams of protein and less than 100 calories, Lean shakes are a healthy, filling way to get your morning started. Plus, there are countless recipes for adapting Lean shakes, so you’ll never get bored!

Rock-a-bye, and good night.

Quality sleep is crucial to weight loss. Why? Important metabolic hormones are reset and you get the energy you need to burn calories.

Healthy adults typically need 7-8 hours of sleep per night. While you might feel like you’re doing fine on 6 or so, lack of sleep could be playing into your plateau. While these numbers aren’t hard and fast, if you’re not getting a solid 8 hours of shut-eye, see if a few extra winks start your weight loss again. Need a little support for your body as you head to bed? Reach for Xr2, a naturally-sourced herbal supplement that can help ensure a restful, restorative night’s rest.*

Consistency is key

Breaking out of a slump might start with a more consistent schedule—especially when it comes to using your Xyngular products. The product timeline is designed to get the best results by working with your body’s natural rhythms. Refer to the schedule in your guidebook and compare it to your own routine. In need of some alignment?

It’s also important that you’re consistent in your other healthy habits—moving your body every day, drinking enough water, and taking a few moments for yourself—as these can go a long way in supporting your weight loss journey.

Hormone harmony

When your hormones are out of balance, they can affect your weight loss and health progress. Hormones impact almost every function in your body, so it’s important that you keep your hormone levels in check. Get hormone support from Shine and Prime—two products formulated to support healthy hormone levels in women and men.

Be patient with your plateaus.

Change isn’t easy on our bodies, and it can take time for them to adjust to a new normal. Don’t be discouraged as your body finds its balance. Set realistic goals, be consistent, and most of all, be patient. Your body will adapt, and eventually plateau--at your goal weight!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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