Have you been burning fat lately? Well, I have some good news and some bad news. Let’s start with the bad news first:
- Bad News: After a few weeks of consistent fat loss, you’ll probably hit a plateau.
- Good News: You can conquer that plateau if you respond in the right way.
I hit a plateau during my first 12 week cut in 2008 between weeks four and six. After steadily losing 1.5 pounds per week for the first month, my fat loss stalled during those next two weeks.
I panicked and doubled the amount of cardio I was doing each day to try and break through. The only thing that accomplished was pushing me dangerously close to burnout.
I learned a valuable lesson from that experience: Trust the science of fat loss and trust your body when facing a plateau. Overreacting only makes thing worse.
In this piece, we’re going to examine four scientific reasons you shouldn’t panic when facing a plateau and explore three strategies for dealing with it effectively.· Continue