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3 Reasons You’re Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau


Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau
Hitting a Weight Loss Plateau

There are a few common roadblocks that anybody working on losing large or small amounts of weight hits along their journey. Knowing these can help you pay attention and jump over the next one in your path.

Reason #1

You aren’t aware of your calorie intake – Losing weight requires a calorie deficit. Calories we burn must be more than the calories we eat. When a person first begins a weight loss journey, they make diet and exercise changes. For example, the first change might be consuming 500 fewer calories per day by avoiding sugary drinks and limiting desserts to once a week, in addition to starting a 5k walking program, which burns 500 calories extra, 4 days per week. This makes a big difference and a lot of weight is lost initially, right?

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The right way to use a scale for weight loss


Girl on the Weighing Scale
Girl on the Weighing Scale

You know, I used to be a BIG time weighing scale enthusiast. Every day I’d look down in between my feet hoping that the weight loss fairies would grant me the glass slipper of fat loss.

I’d cry if I gained. I’d binge on workouts if I lost weight.  And I’d hate it. Every time.

That was back when I counted calories, went to the gym for two plus hours every day, strictly scheduled meals and took what seemed to be every weight loss supplement I could get my hands on.

And that’s why the scale and I broke up (sort of).

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3 Incredible Effective Ashtanga Yoga Poses


Ashtanga Yoga Poses
Ashtanga Yoga Poses

It is true that yoga doesn’t burn as much calories as an aerobic class or a run, but you are bound to strengthen your muscles, work up a sweat and leave that class feeling invigorated and refreshed. According to Harvard Medical School Health Publication, a hatha yoga class, which is a less vigorous form of yoga than ashtanga, actually burns equal amount of calories as gymnastics, competitive volleyball, water aerobics and horseback riding, about 240 to 356 calories every hour. This however depends on individual body weight.
While ashtanga yoga is not a vigorous cardiovascular workout, it does support weight loss in various other ways. It qualifies as a muscle building and strength-training exercise, while offering a series of mental health benefits.
Here are some of the ashtanga yoga poses that will help you feel positive and energetic on your journey to weight loss.

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