So, does the scale weight really matter, or are there other factors that you should be looking at? Well the answer is, you should be looking at other matters, especially your body fat composition, how your clothes are fitting and how you are feeling. There are exceptions to every rule, especially if you have a large amount of weight to lose, then yes, you physician will probably want you to lose a certain amount of weight through diet, exercise and maybe even through lap band or gastric bypass. That type of decision is best suited by you and your physician.
If you are obsessed with losing those last 5 to 10 pounds, then it is going to be about your food intake and making sure the variety in your fitness routine is different so your body does not get used to what you are doing. In addition, if you have been going strong for a period of time, it is always wise to take a few days, go on a vacation, get some R & R, and then go back to it. This will not only make you feel more refreshed, but that first week back to exercise will really shock your system and could create the results that you were looking for.
If you need extra help stepping out of your comfort zone, then we suggest asking a fitness profession and registered dietitian to help with your food intake an exercise routine. If you live here in the Northwest, then contact an experienced Portland personal trainer in your area.
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