Each and everyone of us will hit a plateau in our fat loss at one time or another. Our bodies were programmed for survival, and so when we throw something unexpected at it, for example a caloric reduction, then our bodies think that we’re headed for disaster and takes the necessary steps to save our life. When our bodies are in a severely calorie restricted state for prolonged periods, it beleives that there is some sort of danger. Perhaps there is some sort of famine going through, or we are stuck in some castle under siege. Naturally, these situations will not arise in our modern day world, but this is the way that our bodies are meant to respond to threats. So, lets say that our body believes that we will not be getting any food for quite some time. It automatically starts taking the necessary steps to save you, including reducing your metabolic rate, storing fat for future use, and potentially breaking down muscle mass.
What do you do?
I have learned that after two weeks without losing any weight, if i go away for the weekend and eat anything that my friends are eating, I find myself at a lower weight when I come back. How come? Well, simply because now you have food and your body realizes that you are no longer under threat. This simple act of loosening up on your diet for one weekend out of a month will help you jump start your fat loss.
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