Only 10 pounds to go and the scale won’t budge. What to do to trick your body into losing that last 10 pounds.
What is the best way to lose that last 10 pounds?
- Analyze your diet. Have you changed anything?
Take a hard look at what you are doing and see what you might need to change. Sometimes little changes will make a big difference.
Have you gotten in the habit of eyeballing your portion size. That could make a big difference.
Remember weight is easier to lose in the beginning when you are heavier. If you stopped measuring or weighting your food or never did, start now.
2. Keep a food journal.
In your journal write down everything you put in your mouth, even that 1or 2 M&M’s. Everything counts, so count everything.
The last 10 pounds are the hardest to come off, so you have to put in that extra effort to get it off.
Don’t give up on yourself, you’ve come this far, whether it’s 20 pounds or 50 pounds total, keep plugging away. You will be so proud of yourself when you reach your goal.
3. What about exercise, has that changed?
Have you been exercising during your weight loss journey. If you haven’t, start now.
Even a 15-minute determined walk will get things moving. If you have been exercising, just increase it some. If you use a treadmill, use the incline for part of your workout. That will increase calories burned.
Add some variation to your routine. Don’t be afraid to change it up or to increase your time.
4. Do you use weights?
If not, you might try using them, I know adding even 2-3 pound weights when walking will increase your calorie burn significantly.
Along with an aerobic program. you should also include resistance or strength training. In your strength training use different exercises to include different muscle groups. Also exercise will help with curbing your appetite.
What about interval training or exercise?
5. Give up all processed foods.
If you are eating any processed food, try giving them up completely. They can be added in after the last of the weight is gone. But do you really need them!
6. Watch your sodium
Sodium will make you retain fluids which will prevent you from losing the last of the weight.
Drink plenty of water, stay away from diet and regular sodas. They will just increase your sodium and make you crave food.
7. Read labels
Sometimes we think we are eating healthy but we are eating too much salt or sugar. Make sure you read labels to see how much of the bad stuff is in that snack.
In fact try to stay away from food with labels. If it has a label it is probably loaded with salt or sugar.
Until you lose the last of the weight, give up alcohol.
Alcohol is loaded with calories and has the distinct advantage of helping you lose your will-power and want to eat everything in sight.
Save the drinks until the last 10 pounds are gone and then drink carefully so the weight doesn’t come back in a hurry.
9. Cutting carbs
Have you done low carb? Low carb is great for taking the weight off quickly. If you haven’t done low-carb, now might be the time to try it. I know it works well for some people. My husband did low-carb for about a month and a half and lost 35 pounds.
You eat carbs, but mostly in fresh vegetables, no white food, potatoes, bread, pasta, or starchy foods. Very easy to follow, pick up this book at Amazon and you will be surprised at the results.
Staying at a healthy weight and feeling good is very important and well worth the work getting there.
Go back to square 1 when you first started your diet and start fresh. Incorporate all the important things you did in the beginning that helped you get started in your weight program.
Good luck and happy weight loss!
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