How do you get over a dieting plateau?

@LLWolf (119)
United States
February 18, 2010 11:11pm CST
I recently went through a period of depression that resulted in a severe weight gain which also caused my blood pressure to be dangerously high. I've recovered and lost 30 pounds! I need to lose more though but I'm experiencing a plateau and I can't seem to get started again. Any suggestions or tips on how to get over the hump and continue to lose weight?
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@BART78 (2932)
• Canada
19 Feb 10
to avoid the nasty plateaus that usually comes after a weeks of dieting the secret is caloric cycling..why caloric cycling? by cycling you calorie intake per week you lose fat faster (up to twice as fast) than by not cycling, in order to accomplish this goal you need to do the following: 1. for week 1 & 2 the amount of your caloric intake will be: ((lean body mass x 12) + 100), then divide the result (the amount of caloric per day) to five or six small meals a day, this will give you how many calories and macronutrients you can consume per meal.. 2. for week 3 & 4 the amount of your caloric intake will be: ((lean body mass x 12) - 300), then again devide it five or six small meals a day. 3. continue alternating every two weeks in this manner for fantastic result of your lose weight/fat goal. 4. write down everthing that yo eat, the caloric content for each food item, and the macronutrients values in order to ensure that you don't go over the alloted caloric intake and macronutrients that you need to consume per day...to check the amount of calorie of your selected food, go to www.calorieking.com ..hope this will help you...
@LLWolf (119)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Very helpful! Thank you!
@fineartist (1217)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Congratulations on your weight loss of 30 pounds! That is a terrific achievement! One tip I can offer to exercise more. Just walking a few minutes on a daily basis can be helpful. Another tip, is to eat foods that are very low in fat. Are you drinking enough water every day? I think that if you drink some water before every meal, you will eat a smaller portion of food. There are always challenges on the road to losing weight. Don't give up hope! Keep up the excellent work!
@LLWolf (119)
• United States
19 Feb 10
I try to drink enough water but I admit sometimes it's not as much as I should. I need to definitely work on that.