5 Weight Loss Plateau Breakers
How is McDonald’s a weight-loss plateau breaker? Below we’re covering the top five ways to break the plateau you may be in when it comes to your weight.
If you’re struggling with weight, if you’ve hit a plateau, and you can’t seem to get results, we have 5 simple, all-natural remedies that will help you break through!
Worldwide, at least 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese, and an estimated 35.8 million Overweight and obesity lead to adverse metabolic effects on blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, and insulin resistance. Risks of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke and type 2 diabetes mellitus increase steadily with increasing body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight relative to height. A raised body mass index also increases the risk of cancer of the breast, colon, prostate, endometrium, kidney, and gallbladder. Mortality rates increase with increasing degrees of overweight, as measured by body mass index. 1
The United States is leading the way in this very big problem: 2
- More than 2 in 3 adults (70.2 percent) were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
- About 1 in 3 adults (32.5 percent) were considered to be overweight
- More than 1 in 3 adults (37.7 percent) were considered to have obesity
- About 1 in 13 adults (7.7 percent) were considered to have extreme obesity
- More than 1 in 3 (38.7 percent) of men and about 1 in 4 (26.5 percent) of women were considered to be overweight
- Obesity was higher in women (about 40 percent) than men (35 percent)
- Extreme obesity was higher in women (9.9 percent) than men (5.5 percent)
- Almost 3 in 4 men (73.7 percent) were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
- About 2 in 3 women (66.9) were considered to be overweight or have obesity.
5 Weight Loss Plateau Breakers
If you are struggling, here are five ways that you can break the plateau of weight loss. Let’s dive in!
What do I mean by steak being a number-one plateau breaker? Your body starts to retain water over time. If you have a large meal of protein, it will help counterbalance that, flushing the system of the excess water. This will tip the scales. It’s not a long-term strategy. You shouldn’t be eating steak for every meal. I do not want you to hear that. But what I want you to know that if you are hitting a roadblock, a great way to jumpstart your weight loss again is through a “Steak Day.”
What you do is you fast the majority of the day, and have a big steak in the evening. You can cook it on the grill, or on the stove in coconut oil. Pair it with either a tomato or apple for dessert. This is a great way to flush the system, rebalancing it, and get that weight loss going again.
Many of you are not drinking enough water. You ask, “How much do I need?” You need to drink half of your body weight in ounces on a daily basis. Putting water into the system flushes toxins out and aids in weight loss. A study of overweight women examined the effects of increasing water intake to over 1 liter (34 oz) per day. They found that over a 12-month period, this resulted in an extra 4.4 lbs of weight loss.3
Check your water intake. You might not be getting enough water to flush your body. Use fresh, filtered water, or reverse osmosis alkaline water if you’re detoxing. There are many good options out there, but make sure you do some level of purification to get the water as clean as it can possibly be.
Drink your body weight in ounces. Put it in a glass container instead of plastic so that there are fewer toxins. Carry it around with you everywhere you go. Put ice cubes or lemon in it to help you drink more of it. Drink more water, lose more weight!
Who doesn’t love this blog now that the third way to break your weight loss is McDonald’s? I don’t actually mean that you should eat McDonald’s. I’m talking about American beef, and McDonald’s is probably one of its primary sources. It is actually loaded with much more fat than beef from other parts of the world. It has more fat than poultry or fish, so if you can take out the American beef, you decrease the toxic fats that are going into your system.
A study in the International Journal of Obesity found that the use of steroid hormones in conventional dairy farming and meat production could be a contributor to the obesity epidemic.4
You are not what you eat, you are what you eat, ate.
What’s done to the cow ends up in the human that eats it. So if it is full of chemicals and poor nutrition, like burgers at McDonald’s, it toxifies your system. It’s causing you to hold on to a lot more weight. It’s putting a lot of toxic fat into your body which must be metabolized. So cut the beef out. Replace it with all natural chicken or fish. This is a good way to break a plateau and get that scale moving down.
Sleep might be why you’re not losing enough weight.
(Don’t you love this list so far? You can eat steaks. McDonald’s is on here, and now more sleep.)
Rest more. Rest your adrenals. Let your system calm down. Allow it to heal, lose weight and burn energy the way it’s supposed to do. A lot of people are taxing their system so hard that their bodies are just trying to keep up. A lack of sleep could drive more emotional eating.
There’s a lot of reasons why sleep leads to a lot more weight gain. So get more rest with at least six to eight hours of quality sleep per night. If you need help with this, check out our other resources on how to get better rest.
Have an “Apple Day.” I love apples. Green ones are the best, with the lowest amount of sugar. You can also eat red ones. During an apple day, you will only eat, you guessed it, apples.
Consume six large green or red apples throughout a day. It’s going to help the system flush excess fluids and help to reset the balance that the body needs. This will help level it out and move the scale.
You don’t want to eat apples all day every day. That’s not what I’m saying. But you can use them to break through your weight loss and it’s a delicious way to do it!
Wrapping It All Up
A steak day, lots more water, cutting American beef, more rest, and a day full of only eating apples will get the scale going downward for you, the way you want it to go. If you’ve hit a plateau, it’s time to get to work and it’s easier than you think!
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