What motivates most of us to keep losing weight? Well…losing weight. As we watch the numbers on our scale go down, that generally inspires us to stay on target and keep dropping those pounds.
But what happens when we hit a weight loss plateau and the numbers won’t budge? If that’s all we’re focusing on, we can get really discouraged—especially when we’re still doing all the right things.
This is when it’s important to keep a positive attitude, keep following our weight loss plan, and remember that our overall goal is to get healthy, not just lose weight.
Look at the Whole Picture, Not Just Your Weight
A weight loss plateau gives us an opportunity to step back and see the big picture that we’re working hard to be healthier, and we’re doing it!
Look back to where you were when you started this process, and you’ll realize just how far you’ve come. You have better eating habits. You’re exercising more. Your clothes are probably fitting better. And you have more self-confidence.
Success is not just the numbers on the scale. It’s the improvement of your overall health and happiness. Keep that positive affirmation in mind to fight off “plateau discouragement.”
Accept Your Weight Loss Plateau
“Plateaus are an unfortunate but inevitable part of any long-term weight loss journey,” says TheLemonBowl.com site. “Instead of becoming frustrated, embrace the plateau and remember that it is a sign that your body is becoming healthier and stronger.”
Remember, too, that true motivation comes from within, not from some standards of weight or size that bombard us from magazines, TV, and the internet. You get to decide what’s best for you.
And even when you don’t feel all that positive, “just start adopting those healthier habits anyway,” says WebMD, because changing your habits really can help change your attitude.
Accepting yourself right where you are gives you the freedom to choose your best outcomes and move toward them.
Notice the Difference by Eating Healthy Food
The better you eat, the better you feel, which is a big part of maintaining a positive attitude. Here’s one of our favorite chili recipes to keep you satisfied while you wait for the plateau to break (which it will).
- 3.5 oz lean ground beef
- 1 cup chopped tomatoes
- ½ cup water
- 2 tablespoons minced red or green onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon chili powder
- Pinch of oregano
- Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef in small frying pan, add onions and garlic. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices and simmer slowly until liquid is reduced.
The longer it cooks, the more tender and flavorful. Add a little water as needed to prevent burning. Serve with chopped green onion or tomato garnish and salt and pepper to taste. Makes 1 serving.
Survive a Weight Loss Plateau with Positivity
Whatever way you get to it, developing and maintaining a positive attitude helps you survive a weight loss plateau and creates an overall healthier you.
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