How to get rid of the last icky kilos?

How to get rid of the last icky kilos?

icky_kilosI have seen many of my clients reach weight loss plateaus where they struggle to those last few kilos. It can be very frustrating when you keep jumping on the scales and they do not want to budge. I have a client who once told me that the “fat burning diet” I have given is not working.

Now firstly, I will explain to you why this is happening. Many go for long term weight loss where they may need to lose over 10-15 kilos or more. Some of them really try hard, exercise daily and control every tidbit and morsel they are putting in their mouth. Most of this weight loss is done by following very low calorie diets and overexercising. If weight loss is not done under supervision, they you will not know your pattern of weight loss.

Weight loss is nothing but understanding your body seeing why your body has gained weight. A good trainer will pin point all your problem areas and will coach you to success.

Ok we know all this but why these last few kilos do not budge.

This is because you are following the same exercise routine. Exercise should always surprise the body and keep challenging it. If the body keeps getting the same type of exercise, then the body gets used to it. So now change your routine, dabble in different forms of exercise. Forget the daily gym routine for sometime. Go for a swim, jog in the park, learn to skate, take up hiking or rock climbing, learn salsa etc This will keep you pepped up and will tone you up totally. All this sums up to just spiking up your metabolism.

Keep a close tab on your diet. Do not over indulge on anything you love too many times. Try to make low calorie versions of what you love to it. If you are craving for pizza or piece of cake. Eat a single slice of pizza as a whole meal in the noon and enjoy the piece of cake too as a whole meal not along with any other food. Learn to eat 6-8 small meals in a day so that that you increase your metabolism with food too.

Start regular weight training to tone up the muscles. Ladies, pick up lighter weight to tone up any flabby zones and no, you wont bulk up. Men, Continue with the weight training suiting your needs whether to get to lean and fit or muscular.

Jump start your routine to put your body into the fat burning mode!!!!

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

3 Replies to “How to get rid of the last icky kilos?”

  1. This is a very nice feed. I lost 11 pounds by exercising and changing food habits. But now my weight is not moving anywhere.
    I guess its time to go for swimming, biking and tennis.

  2. My height is 5 inches and my weight is 75kgs, i have gained weight suddenly, may be due to my irregular eating timings, before i was 60 suddenly with in 5 months i have gained almost 15 kgs,not getting what to do to loose my weight now. Can u suggest me some daily diet.
    I also joined YOGA classes recently.

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