There are a lot of reasons why you might stall during a weight loss program. Not drinking enough water or not eating enough proteins will cause a stall. Being more active and being under more stress, and unfortunately women, getting our cycle will also stall weight loss. The one thing that does the most to cause a stall is cheating! You may not think that one chip or one piece of cheese will not do anything but it does. We are working very hard with you to create this balance in your body and the slightest thing will tip the scales and make you stall.
Our bodies will also recognize a weight from our past and think its done having to burn any more fat. That’s where we come in with some tricks of the trade. We at Professional Nutrition Services like to do what’s called shake days to break a stall. I know the original protocol called for “apple days”, but your body cannot function properly without enough protein. So we do a protein shake in the morning for breakfast and the same for lunch. Then do a normal low calorie dinner. You will also do some type of protein snack either in the middle of the afternoon or at night before bed. A protein snack would consist of actual meat protein or a 1 scoop whey shake. You may have to do a couple of days of this but you will break that stall and start losing again.