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3/5/13 12:30 A

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A weight loss plateau is defined as not losing weight for 8 weeks in a row. The body naturally has periods where it doesn't gain but also doesn't lose weight. Normally to break out of a plateau you need to change up your workouts and or make them more intense. As we continue to do the same activities our bodies become more efficient at doing these activities. Being more efficient means you are burning fewer calories for doing the same activities.

Please see my message I left on your other posting about always being hungry. I have other great information there as well :)

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3/1/13 2:20 P

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Me again! Thanks for helping me! I am the happy mama of a 4 month old. I am exclusively breastfeeding him currently (no formula or solids). My weight loss has been at a standstill for a month, where I had been loosing a steady pound a week the six weeks before. I am 5'4", 132lbs currently. My pre-pregnancy weight was usually between 116-120lbs. I adjusted my sparkpeople account to reflect the six pound loss. I am currently eating between 1700-2200 calories, averaging 2100 calories. I have been measuring EVERYTHING for the past two weeks once I had seen no weightloss for two weeks. I burn at minimum 1600 cals through exercise, usually closer to 1700-1800. I added 500 calories to my spark range to accout for the exclusive breastfeeding. Can anyone make any sense of this? According to myplate.gov I would need to eat 2600 to maintain, considering my activity level and that I am exclusively breastfeeding a 4 month old... I am pretty sure I am not overestimating my food by THAT much, especially since I have been measuring... Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice? Encouragement? Thank you thank you!!

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