So, it’s been 4 months since I started this diet. And I’ve reached a plateau.
I’ve maintained the weight loss from the first few months (about 14 lbs). I just haven’t lost any additional weight. I did make some more changes to my diet since I started. Maybe this is why?
After reading the recommendation from the American Heart Association in June, I decided to stop eating carbs. I expected it to be a bigger deal and for it to be harder but it really wasn’t. Since I started my weight loss plan in May, I already limited my carb foods only to the mornings. Maybe this is the reason for the 14 lb weight loss.
And, another change – instead of just 20 minutes cardio, now I do an hour per workout session. I am building more muscle because I add lifting heavier weights with my cardio. I have forgotten that I was quite active in my younger years and I get muscle development easy, being a previous athlete. I can really feel the positive changes in my body.
So, here is the current list of my diet rules:
- Eat a proper breakfast
- No food after 7:30PM
- No pop or soda drinks
- Workout 4 days a week
It’s not a big list. And that’s why I’ve no problems sticking to it. I’ll just have to monitor my weight loss in the next few months to see if I am still experiencing this plateau and if I need to tweak it. I should really post before and after photos …. maybe in the near future.