Sunday, May 24, 2009

I'm trying to break a weight loss plateau........?

I'm 5"3', female, 122 pounds, and I think I've hit a plateau on my "weight loss". I've barely lost anything since I started MONTHS ago, so I thought maybe it was a plateau. Is this an acceptable amount to possibly break this plateau?

Sunday: 1600
Monday: 1400
Tuesday: 1250
Wednesday: 1200
Thursday: 1300
Friday: 1500
Saturday: 1400

Or do I have to eat MORE? :/
I do exercise almost every day, I usually alternate between strength training one day and cardio the next for 20-30 minutes.

Answer on I'm trying to break a weight loss plateau........?

Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser has said to lose that last 15 pounds, you have to be sure never to go below your basal metabolic requirements for calories. YOu figure that out with a calculator here:
http://www.bmi-calculator.net/bmr-calcul…

So yours is around 1350-1400? So you're eating around what is right, it seems. You should probably exercise more, specifically, weight lift, to get more muscle to burn more calories.