Week #7: Recharge Your Weight Loss

Tips and tools for overcoming weight-loss plateaus.

By EatingWell Editors

When you first start a weight-loss plan, the pounds seem to come off easily. You’re motivated, you’re meticulous about keeping accurate food journals and—let’s face it—you’re getting rid of the excess water that your body creates when it breaks down fat. But, eventually, your rate of weight loss slows and then… stops. Is this the beginning of the end? NO! It’s the beginning of the second phase of your weight-loss journey. You can restart your weight loss with some smart strategies. Break through to your thinner side with these tips and tools.

Articles, tips and community discussion:

* How to combat a weight-loss plateau 10 days of 100 calorie (or less) snacks Nicci Micco's Blog: 4 secrets to kick-start your diet * Community discussion: Tips for pushing past weight-loss plateaus

Tools to help you this week:

* Identify and overcome your food strengths and challenges worksheet (click to download pdf)

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