It's a situation we've all experienced. There is no doubt that your weight loss journey is going well. You are losing body fat, and you are feeling healthier every day. Suddenly, progress stalls. The scale remains stuck despite your diet and exercise goals. Your hard work isn't paying off, but you're still working hard. The situation is frustrating, and it is easy to lose the motivation to keep going.
This means you've hit a weight loss plateau.
Even though it might feel that way, weight loss plateaus do not indicate anything wrong with you. As a result of our evolution during a time when food was more scarce than it is today, our bodies are programmed to do everything they can to help us survive in our environment.
In particular, our bodies will try everything in their power to keep us from losing more weight if we reduce our calorie intake for a sustained period of time.
It is possible to get stuck in a plateau, even if you consistently follow a healthy eating program and stop losing weight or regain some of it.
Your weight loss stops whenever you reach a plateau, regardless of how well you adhere to your new diet or exercise program. Your energy levels may also drop. The body holds on to every calorie because your metabolism slows down.
Furthermore, you may begin craving more food as ghrelin; the hunger hormone, sends signals to your brain to eat more. The feeling of being full after eating may also decrease for some people. As body fat is lost, fewer hormones are available to tell you whether you're full, which means you'll be less full as you lose fat.
Individuals experience plateaus at different lengths. It is possible for some people to stay stuck on a plateau for weeks or even months. Some may never be able to break out of their plateau and may even regain all the weight they've lost.
When it comes to hitting a plateau, it's incredibly easy to blame lack of control or consistency; however, your body works to protect itself from starvation.
In reality, studies have shown that every person has their own natural "set point," a specific weight at which our bodies work hard to keep—regardless of whether or not we are physiologically healthy.
A plateau occurs when your body starts resisting additional weight loss when your scale numbers drop below your set point. You begin to burn fewer calories at rest, which causes your resting metabolic rate to decline significantly.
As you eat, sleep, exercise, and adjust your biological and genetic makeup, your set point is determined by how your unique metabolism responds to various factors. Environmental factors such as stress and emotional health can also influence your set point.
By restricting calories on a diet, your body will work hard to defend a biological set point by resisting weight loss.
You can change your set point—it's not set in stone. Despite this, a simple diet won't make a lasting difference since it is influenced by factors besides what you eat. Biological and environmental factors can significantly impact your metabolic health, so interventions addressing them are important.
Fortunately, we can help you with that.
In Weight Loss Coach's program, clinically proven medications and lifestyle changes will help you lower your set point, which is shown to be the most effective and lasting way to lose weight.
Although your genetics cannot be changed, your environment can have an impact on how your biology responds to it. As a result of this approach, you'll be able to improve your metabolism and lose weight, but you'll also improve your metabolic health, which can reduce your risk of diseases including diabetes and heart disease, as well as improve your mood, and immune system, and energy levels.
No one can achieve any of this solely through willpower. Weight Loss Coach utilizes clinically-proven medications and subtle tweaks to help you change the foods you eat, how you sleep, how much exercise you do, and how you feel. The way we do that is as follows:
Glucagon-like peptide-1s (GLP-1) are the best medications for lowering your set point. As powerful hormones, GLP-1s work by sending signals to your brain to help regulate blood sugar, reduce appetite, and regulate metabolism. GLP-1 signalling appears to be reduced in people who hold onto more weight.
When you begin to lose weight and your body struggles to hold on to your set point, GLP-1 helps your body fight the natural increase in hunger and appetite. It is helpful to think of GLP-1s as anything you would take to manage your health long-term, whether it is thyroid medication, cholesterol medication, or hypertension medicine. The goal is not to provide a short-term fix like antibiotics but to give your system sustained support and support it in its normal functioning.
Instead of restricting calories, Weight Loss Coach emphasizes the importance of consuming high-quality whole foods in the right amounts. For example, fewer sugars, fewer processed carbohydrates, and more whole, quality foods in the right quantities are recommended. It's our mission to help members understand how their bodies respond to specific foods and how to incorporate more of the right foods into their diets.
In addition to getting adequate sleep, maintaining a healthy metabolism and appetite also requires quality and consistency. Sleep and its effect on health can be dramatically improved with the changes outlined in Calibrate.
There is no question that regular physical activity is vital to our mental, physical, and metabolic health. By making regular exercise fun and easy to incorporate into any schedule, Weight Loss Coach targets how these three aspects of health interact.
Emotions, stress, mood, and emotional health influence hormones that affect eating habits, metabolism, and weight. As part of our effort to support mental and emotional well-being, We use scientifically proven methods.