I'm Obese, this should not be so hard!!!! I'm 28, 5"3 and weight 199 pounds. I joined a weight lose program called the Prism diet. It has you on 1200 calories a day, no white flour, no sugar. I absolutely love the program and love how much I have taken control of my eating. I lost 13 pounds and then stopped at 199 never to move again. I have been on a plateau for almost five weeks. The 13 pounds did not come off fast, it came off slowly at 1 to 2 pounds a week. A health weight lose, right.
Okay, the advice I have been told is that I'm eating to little and my body is now going into starvation mode. Is there really a person in the world that has to say, "ya, I'm obese because I don't eat enough". Sooner or later your body has to give it up. So I took the advice and up my calories to 1500 for over a week and nothing happened.
So..... someone says I should zig zag my calories. So I do that for a sold week and at the end of the week I'm 199 still.
Well, then they tell me I need to change up my workout routine. I exercise three to four times a week for an hour and I do, step, circuit training, aerobics, resistance training, toning. Never do I do the same thing two in a row. This is not done in my home. I take these classes at the aerobic studio. I also eat a few extra calories on the workout days.
Well, then you need to get your metabolism up and running again. Have a cheat day that will do the trick. So I got out for dinner have a appetizer, burger and fries. For a late night treat I have a dessert for the first time in months. Waffle cone with two scoops. Wake up in the morning and the scale reads, 199!
I eat breakfast, take a vitamin, journal everything that comes into my mouth. I'm not a closet eater or a cheater. Over 60,000 people have lost weight on prism diet and my leader has never seen someone plateau on the program before. I cook with good oils, eat lot of protien, get good fats into my diet.