What to do when ‘stuck’ losing weight…

What the heck do you do when you are ‘stuck’ losing weight? It happened to me. That’s why it took me a year to lose almost fifty pounds. I lost about four to five pounds a month and probably would have lost more if I knew what I know now.

What put on the brakes so to speak on my own weight loss was me being hungry craving refined carbs like chips, cookies and crackers. These are very addictive and if you don’t have a lot of willpower, you better not keep them in your cupboard!

I suggest you clean all the snack and junk foods out of your house! My mistake was that I wasn’t eating enough plant based whole foods. I needed more calories. I didn’t feel satisfied or satiated.

When you are eating something ‘bad’ for you that you just know is making you stay stuck in losing more weight, you have to find lower calorie healthier ‘substitutes’ to eat [1 niddk.nih.gov]. After all, we don’t want to give up something and starve. What kind of alternative is that? That kind of starvation diet no one would stick to.

But, this is a diet you can eat all you want, but you have to eat certain foods. So, what you need to know is what you can eat and not. Here’s what I learned to do to get back losing more weight. You must take a step back and reevaluate what foods you are eating that are keeping you stuck right where you are.

How to get back on tract losing weight again…

  • Stop eating chips, crackers, cookies and other empty calorie snacks (eat whole ‘intact’ grains like brown rice)
  • Clear out all the candy, soda pop and junk foods (eat fruit, instead)
  • Don’t go to the store hungry because you will buy what you know you shouldn’t
  • If you just have to eat bread, buy a ‘sprouted’ bread
  • Avoid refined grain products like white bread and tortillas, because eating too many of these can make you gain weight (again, try to eat more brown rice, millet and quinoa)
  • Avoid eating fatty, sugary, oily, salty foods. These are usually refined and processed meals already prepared for you that you either buy from the store, eat at restaurants and from take out windows
  • If you get hungry for cold cereal at night, skip it. Instead, cook yourself millet, quinoa or brown rice. Put almond milk on it with a little sugar. You can also add berries, flax powder, almond powder and some chia seeds or nuts


1 URL niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/myths-nutrition-physical-activity
Website Title National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Publication Day 01
Publication Month April
Publication Year 2017
Access Day 27
Access Month february
Access Year 2018
Article Title Some Myths about Nutrition & Physical Activity

Note- consult your doctor before you change your diet.


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