No Progress? Stuck In A Rut?

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Have you been doing the same thing for a while and not getting anywhere? What once worked for you is no longer working for you?

If thats the case then you must make a change. Your body adapts so that means your programming and nutritional needs must adapt as well.

The first question you need to answer is whether you have hit your plateau with your current programming or have you simply not stuck with the program to the extent that you should have? Most programs do not include cheat meals or “drinks” (especially WEIGHT LOSS programs), meaning if you are partaking in either/both of the two you’re not really following the program. For a while you may be able to get away with a cheat here or there BUT if your results stall then that means it’s time to buckle down and cut out whats not in the program. Remember diets whether bulking or cutting are only temporary, you don’t have to give up dining out or drinking for the remainder of your life! Logically, if you repeat the same process and continue receiving the same result…the result will not suddenly start changing as the process continues to repeat.

Logging your food with MyFitnessPal will take a lot of the guess work away and you’ll be able to refer to data as to why your progress may have stalled.

If you were 250lbs and you’ve dropped to 200lbs then stalled for a month or two, thats a clear sign that whatever you’re currently doing has gotten you to 200lbs and that program has been maxed out. Once again, as I often mention its all CALORIES IN VS CALORIES OUT. If you are in a caloric deficit you will lose weight, if you are in a surplus you will gain weight. Thats about as simple as it gets.


About the Author:

Taylor Carpenter is a nationally Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Fitness Nutrition Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Taylor was featured as a fitness expert in the first publication of NASM's "The Fitness Edge".
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