Fool Your Metabolism So Your Weight Loss Wouldn't Hit A Plateau
If you're like the majority of people, then you have tried a number of diets, with varying degrees of success. You probably have lost weight, until you get to a certain point, and then you don't lose any more, regardless of what you do. This plateau is hit by just about everyone and is common amongst the various diet plans. There exists a new way of avoiding this plateau by trying to deceive your metabolism.You probably have already hit the plateau at least once--in fact, it has possibly caused a frustrating end to more than one diet program. The plateau is an unusual event and it happens to even the most successful dieters when they reach the third or fourth week of their fat loss programs. Up to that point weight is coming off and then it simply stops, and nothing works to keep the body shedding pounds. This is one way your body does respond to all of the changes you've been forcing upon it. Your body decreases your metabolic rate when you reach this point as it wants to protect you from accidental starvation. What this winds up doing is keeping your body from dropping any more weight.This is what causes people to believe they're not capable of losing the weight they want, and they stop trying. This is what causes most people to start eating again and they typically gain back more weight than they lost in the first place. The best way to avoid this is to go for a diet in which you basically shift your calories. What you really are trying to do is consume a different number of calories every day, which is supposed to trick your metabolism. If this works on your body it will not get into "protective" mode. This will keep your body's metabolism working, as opposed to slowing down, and your body continues to shed pounds. When you get to this point, you'll have passed your plateau and your diet will keep working the way it was designed to work.It's not hard to work this plan into your daily schedule. One of the more widely used methods of calorie cycling is the 14 day method. In this plan, you adhere to your diet for eleven days and then on the 12, 13 and 14th days you try to eat the things you really wish to eat. You can switch your foods during the day and deceive your metabolism and then for three days eat what you want to eat and prevent the plateau. This also keeps you from being frustrated at a strict regimen with your eating. You could keep on doing these 14 days again and again until you are satisfied with your weight loss.The 2 day plan is yet another way, where you eat normally for one day, and the other day you cut your calories by 20% to 35%. You do this every couple of days for as long as it takes you to achieve your weight loss targets. It's a program that you should try, since it might be exactly what can get you past your plateau, to where you will lose all the weight you want.