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How to Get out of Your Weight Loss Rut

Nothing can feel quite as emotionally and physically exhausting as losing weight. However, when you finally reach your weight loss goals, it can feel equally as exciting to see those numbers on the scale. Most people tend to lose a lot of weight up front, and then they start to plateau.  If you feel like you’re almost to your goal weight, but you just can’t get there, then this article is for you.

Add More Carbs

Believe it, or not, your body needs carbs to fuel itself. Without carbohydrates or enough calories, your body will start to hold onto everything that you eat. Try adding a few healthy carbs into your diet like sweet potato or whole grain bread. No, you don’t want to go overboard, but by adding in a piece of bread every other day, it may signal to your body that it should start burning more calories.

Change Up Your Workout

Cardio is king when you are trying to lose a lot of weight, but too much cardio can put you in a rut. Inf act, too much of anything can put you in a rut. Try switching up your workout routine to something else. For instance, rather than just doing cardio, try taking a weight training or strength training class. The more diversity you give yourself, the more likely your body is to burn more calories, lose more fat, and build more muscle. Just make sure that you have a weight training professional help you out at first so that you don’t strain your back or muscles.

Get Body Contouring

Body contouring was made for people like you who are trying to lose weight but just can’t get rid of the last couple of pounds. By surgically removing fat from your body using liposuction, we can help you get the results that you have been wanting without you having to beat yourself up anymore.

Weight loss is hard, but it doesn’t have to be. To learn more about body contouring, contact our Falls Church office today and call us at (703) 544-8971.

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