4 ways to get rid of those stubborn last 5 kilos

Hitting a weight loss plateau is the worse than them boyfriend problems.

Sonakshi Kohli Sonakshi Kohli Mar 08, 2017
It is possible to break the weight loss plateau. Photo: Shutterstock/IndiaPicture

Do you ever miss those days when the needle of the weighing scale would swing to the left within a week of exercising? Those days when every work out session reflected on your body?

Have you ever wondered how you lost all that weight so quickly? Well, the initially few kilos is nothing but water weight. Losing weight post that is the real deal.

If the needle of the weighing machine refuses to budge in spite of sweaty workout-sessions and clean eating thereafter, you've hit the dreaded weight loss plateau.

But, don't lose heart, ladies. By doing these 4 things, you can get rid of that stubborn weight:

It's All About Increasing The Work Out Intensity

If your workout isn't affecting you, it means, it's time to up your game. So, hit the increase-speed button on the treadmill and try the inclined walk too. Adding sprints to your cardio routine can also help your cause.

However, don't forget that weight loss isn't just about cardio. You've got to lift those weights to tone up. If you already indulge in weight training regularly, it's time to replace those three-kilo dumbbells with heavier ones.

Also read: 5 mistakes that are keeping you from getting that toned hot-bod.

That Necessary Calorie-Cut
No, we are not asking you to starve yourself or skip meals. But cutting as many as 200 calories from your daily intake by simply replacing the high-cal chips and dips with salads can really show amazing results. We'll suggest you to keep your fibre and protein intake high as both take time to digest and will keep you away from those hunger pangs.

Also read: Should you really try intermittent fasting to lose weight? Here's what the experts have to say.

Don't Think Before You Drink

We are obviously talking about water, d-uh! Drink around eight to 10 glasses of water every day. Not only does it fill your stomach and squelch hunger, it also keeps the metabolism going and clears your body of the toxins. What more can you ask for?

Also read: From cherry juice to milk: 5 drinks you should be having after that long run.

But Rethink

Rethink the way you spend your free time. If your weekends are spent watching movies with friends, or in partying hard, then maybe, it's time to consider hiking and walking with friends instead. That way you avoid the extra calories and that horrible hangover.

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