Hitting a plateau in your weight loss really sucks, but you shouldn’t fret. This is common and can easily be remedied! Follow the tips below to lose those last, stubborn ten pounds.

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Modify your Diet

Instead of three full meals, try having six small meals throughout the day. Eating smaller meals can help you manage your calorie intake. The longer you wait to eat, the hungrier you get. When you’re hungry, you’re likely to overeat. Eating frequent, small meals helps to control hunger, but to lose those last extra pounds, it’s important to monitor the calorie intake.

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Change your Exercise Regimen

If you’ve been doing an exercise regimen for several months and haven’t seen any changes, try something different shake things up. The more you do something, the easier it gets. Changing your exercise regime every four to six weeks keeps your body working hard to burn calories. Swimming, tennis, strength training, yoga, and running are fantastic ideas to try to get rid of those last pounds.

Focus on Muscle Mass Instead of Pounds on the Scale

If you’ve been toning up and noticed no changes or a small gain in weight, that’s because muscle weighs more than fat. Focus more on the amount of toning you would like to achieve on your body, instead of the number on the scale.