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30 Jun 2005

Reached a plateau, what to do next?
I have reached a plateau for about two weeks. I keep to my diet 100% (Weight-less), exercise 4 - 5 times a week for about 60 - 80 min (walking on treadmill, heart rate ±130(age-37, female)). I have a problem with my left knee, which makes it difficult to do a lot of other exercise.

For how long will I remain at this plateau and what can I do to break thru?

Hope you will be able to help
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Veronica
You don't mention your height in metres or weight in kg so that I can calculate your BMI to see how much weight you still need to lose. If you are close to your ideal weight then weight loss usually slows down. Reaching a plateau is always a difficult situation because you could get demotivated. In your case, I think you need to persevere. Stick to your diet and the exercise, which is excellent considering that you have a knee problem, and you will start losing again. If this plateau should persist for longer than a month and you still have more than 5 kg to lose to reach your ideal weight, I would recommend that you have a medical checkup to see if you have a hormone imbalance (thyroid, insulin resistance or female hormones) as such conditions can hamper weight loss.
Good luck and don't give up right now
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