Hitting a weight-loss plateau can make you question all the hard work you’ve put in and while this can be immensely discouraging, it’s important to realize how common the phenomenon is. Weight loss plateaus are completely normal and affect most fitness enthusiasts at some point or the other.
So, why does this happen and how can you get past it?
“When you hit that first plateau and you’re not improving as fast as you were before, congratulations! You’re no longer a beginner.” – Diane Fu, weight lifting coach
Why Do We Hit Weight Loss Plateaus?
You hit a weight loss plateau when your weight loss stagnates, even though you’ve been working out diligently and eating healthy. It’s a problem that confounds almost everyone trying to lose weight and it can occur for a variety of reasons.