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by Dianna Ranere

Nutrisystem Week 14 Update ~ Plateau #NSNation

Week 14 on  Nutrisystem and I have hit a plateau: to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline,especially to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off.

It was bound to happen, and I have seen it happen with so many other weight loss programs, and even with #NSNation members.  It is normal, it is also frustrating, but it is normal.

 

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The following are some tips from the Nutrisystem Tips & Recipe Center that are helping me and could help you if you are going through the same issue:

1. Be adventurous. The key to breaking through a plateau is changing things around a little, including your diet. When your body starts to fight you on your weight loss, sometimes something as simple as changing what you’re eating can make a huge difference and get you back on track. For instance, do you eat cottage cheese every day? Try switching that with yogurt. Notice you’re eating mostly protein? Add some dairy into your meal plan. Sometimes even the smallest change in your diet can make a big difference.

2. Pump it up. While cardio exercises are great for losing weight, adding muscle is necessary to help boost your metabolism. So try adding some weight or resistance training to your fitness routine. Introducing this sort of workout to your program goes a long way toward breaking through that plateau. It can also give your body some definition, so you’ll look even hotter when you hit that beach this summer!

3. Feel the need for speed. If you’re following a walking program, speeding up a bit to raise your heart rate can get you burning fat and calories again. It helps to do something to make your workout a little more strenuous, too. Try wearing ankle weights, or carry some dumbbells or hand weights. Add some hills or inclines to mix it up a little. This can help get things going in the right direction again.

4. Mix up your meals. Extra hungry at lunch? Eat your Nutrisystem® dinner entrée instead. Or maybe even breakfast for dinner. It’s okay to switch your en
trees every now and then, especially if you’ve hit a plateau. The point is that you’re doing something a little different with your program, and your body will respond to the change. After all, who doesn’t love pancakes for dinner?

5. Chug it. Water helps flush away excess fluids and keeps your liver and kidneys functioning at full capacity. These things not only have the ability to amplify your weight loss, they can be just what you need to break through to the other side of one of those nasty plateaus. So drink and drink, and then drink some more.

6. Up your intake. As you continue to lose weight, your metabolism can also decrease because you’re consuming fewer calories. This isn’t a bad thing, but it can cause a plateau. Try temporarily adding some calories to get things moving. Take two or three days of the week and add 200 calories to your daily diet. By increasing calories, you’re increasing your metabolism. This can be all you need to jumpstart your weight loss again. Before you do this, it’s a good idea to talk with a Nutrisystem® counselor for advice tailored specifically to your plan.

“The important thing to remember is that plateaus aren’t impenetrable, and you can get through them. Try these suggestions, ask for help if you need it, and, most importantly, don’t give up.”

Results – same as last week…….

WEEK ONE -7

WEEK TWO -1

WEEK THREE -2

WEEK FOUR -0

WEEK FIVE -0.8

WEEK SIX +0.4

WEEK SEVEN -1.8

WEEK EIGHT -1

WEEK NINE – 0.8

WEEK TEN +0.2

WEEK ELEVEN  -1

WEEK TWELVE -1

WEEK THIRTEEN 0

WEEK FOURTEEN 0

TOTAL LOST IN  14 WEEKS: 15.8

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Disclosure: The Nutrisystem Program has provided me with four months of food and support services free of charge, to facilitate an honest review while participating in the Nutrisystem Nation Blogging Program. All opinions are 100% my own.