If you’re like most of the people out there, you might have tried various diets to different degrees of success. You probably have dropped a few pounds, until you get to a specific point, and then you don’t lose any more, regardless of what you do. This plateau that the majority of people hit, is usual with just about all diet plans. There exists a new way of preventing this plateau by trying to deceive your metabolism.
It is likely you have already hit the plateau at least once–in fact, it has most likely caused a frustrating end to more than one diet program. This is an unusual phenomenon, which happens to successful dieters about the third or fourth week of their diet. Up until that point weight is coming off and then it simply stops, and practically nothing works to keep the body shedding pounds. This is how your body does respond to all of the changes you have been forcing upon it. Your body slows down your rate of metabolism when you reach this point since it wants to protect you from accidental starvation. What this ultimately ends up doing is stopping your body from shedding any more weight.
This is what causes people to feel they are not capable of losing the weight they want, and they quit trying. At this time they go back to eating, and gaining their weight back plus even more than they shed usually. The way to prevent this is by using a diet where you move calories. What you are trying to do is consume a different number of calories each day, which is designed to deceive your metabolism. If this trick works on your body, then it wouldn’t get into the position where it is trying to protect itself. This will keep your metabolism stable instead of slowing down and you’ll drop even more weight. If you get to this point, you have passed your plateau and your diet will keep on working the way it was made to work.
It is not tough to work this plan into your daily regimen. Probably the most common method of calorie cycling is the 14 day method. The program goes for a couple weeks, where you do the regular plan for 11 days, and then 3 days where you actually eat what you want. You move your foods each day, deceiving your metabolism, and for three day eat what you want, preventing the plateau. This can be pretty handy in keeping you on course with the stricter dieting programs. You could continue doing these 14 days again and again until you are happy with your weight loss.
The 2 day plan is another way, where you eat regularly for one day, and the other day you reduce your calories by 20% to 35%. You do this every two days for as long as it takes you to reach your weight loss objectives. This is a program that you have to try, because it may be exactly what can get you past your plateau, to where you will get rid of all the weight you want.