I've been reading about how to move past a weight loss plateau, and it seems as though there is contradictory information, or information that is unhelpful ("exercise more, eat less"). I'm wondering if anyone knows the science behind the plateau, and have had any experience moving past it?
Specifically, I have lost 15 pounds with lots and lots of exercise and reducing my portion sizes of meals. Not too much calorie-restriction, just making better food choices most of the time. I have another 5-7 pounds to go to reach my healthy weight (I was in the "overweight" category at 158 lbs and 5'5" tall). I am now fluctuating between 141-139 lbs, and my goal healthy weight is about 135.
I read that avoiding carbs for breakfast is a great way to start the day, and am wondering if this is true? Would this include such things as egg white omelet or plain yogurt w/ fruit? What do healthy people actually eat for breakfast, to get them through the morning? I've got lunch and dinners covered, but seem to consume a lot of calories in the morning still.
I read that "some evidence shows that shifting fat and carbohydrate calories to protein calories may help preserve BMR during weight loss." Is this true?
Thanks for your suggestions. I realize this "weight loss" thing gets old, but I'm surprised that working out as much as I do (cardio and interval training 4-5x/week) isn't cutting it anymore. The workouts are getting easier (and more fun!)..does that mean they aren't burning as many calories, either? Should I add a weight training class (but the muscle puts on weight, right?)
thanks for answering all of my questions--I know that was a lot.
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