Stalls in weight loss and exercise are common during vacations or other scheduled breaks from routine. Sometimes this slowed period of weight loss is called a plateau. Getting back on track can take some determination and skill.
Let's look at some possible causes of a slowed weight loss and some ways to get back on track.
l. Relaxed efforts- we can grow lax about portion sizes, activity or other healthy behaviors without even realizing it. Recommit this week to tracking and weighing and measuring food. Schedule in activity so it is a priority.
2. A body's changing needs - a smaller body uses fewer calories. Have you redone your points target lately? Are you checking in with your comfort zone?
3. Your body adapting to your exercise routine - over time your body gets used to doing the same regimen. Your body gets more efficient, and the activity takes less effort. Try a new exercise or up the time or intensity level.
Getting back on track is something we learn to do with any lifestyle change. Every day we recommit to our weight loss effort and our new healthy lifestyle. One day at a time - YOU CAN DO IT!!!
See you at the meeting for more tips and ideas!!!
OVERSTUFFED AVOCADO - BLT PIZZA
Makes 8 servings (1 wedge each) POINTS VALUE 3 per serving
1 (10 ounce) prebaked thin whole wheat pizza crust
3 TBSP reduced fat mayonnaise
2 cups lightly packed mixed baby salad greens
1 tomato, diced
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled, and diced
4 slices turkey bacon, crisp cooked and coarsely crumbled
1. Preheat the oven to 450F
2. Place the pizza crust on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer the crust to a wire rack and let cool slightly.
3. Spread the mayo evenly over the crust. Top with remaining ingredients and cut into 8 wedges.