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Does Taking A Break Affect Your Weight Loss Journey?

A weight loss plateau is not unheard of; it is inevitable in any weight loss journey when you realize that you are not losing weight any more in spite of following a diet. When you are extremely obese, a diet can help you lose a dramatic amount of weight initially. However, as the body weight changes, your body slowly begins to adapt to it. When weight falls, you need less energy to carry out regular bodily functions and this automatically may lead you to burn fewer calories than before. Similarly, when you perform the same set of exercises every day, your muscles slowly adapt and end up burning fewer calories. This is why fitness experts recommend changing the mode and resistance levels of your strength training to enjoy better results.

How can a break affect your weight loss efforts?

To lose weight, you know you have to follow a healthy well balanced low calorie diet and exercise on a regular basis. This is why a holiday or break from your work may sabotage your weight loss efforts, unless you are careful. You go on vacations with friends and family to enjoy yourself uninhibitedly. You will rarely come across people who are adamant about following a diet when they are holidaying or taking a break. At the same time, when you are on a break, it is quite common for dieters to eat everything they set their eyes on. Besides food, you also end up drinking high calorie beverages. Some people laze around more than what is good for them. You can ensure your weight loss efforts are not hampered by following some easy tips:

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Plan for meals and outdoor activities: You can plan your meals ahead and stop binging on fast foods. You can include fun-filled activities like bike rides or walks on beaches or snorkeling trips to make sure you are not lazing all the while. You can also try short workouts to keep yourself feeling fit and energized without cutting into the leisure time.

Moderation: Even when you are indulging in drinks, you can make sure you are having those which are low in calories. For foods too, you can make healthier choices even while eating out. There is no reason for you not to enjoy high calorie foods once a day, provided you keep the other meals light and healthy.

How can you get back in shape?

Gaining a little weight may actually help you stay motivated and get back on the diet track once you are back from the break. Incidentally, when you eat meals without fear of gaining weight, you are more likely to digest them better. Since you are relaxed, you chew your food better and do not rush through meal times. When you are mindful about what you are eating, you are less likely to overeat.

You can also consider joining reputable weight loss programs that offer safe weight loss to get back in shape. For instance, Nutrisystem claims to offer 2 lbs of weight loss per week. They usually supply nutritionally balanced meals that involve low calorific, low fat and low sodium ingredients. You can get your diet meals delivered home. They also have short term weight loss plans which fetch you result faster if adhered to properly.

Regular routines at work and home can over work your hormones; so, when you take a break, you basically get to slow down. You can feel more rejuvenated and less stressed. If you can give your body some time for it to recover and rest, it will only make it stronger. So a break does not necessarily put your diet efforts on hold; it allows your body to prepare itself for a routine life once again. When you are far away from stress-inducing situations, your mind is more relaxed and less anxious.

How do you recover after taking a break on your weight loss journey?

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