How to Get Rid of the Last 10 Lbs

When you are on a weight loss or fitness regimen designed to trim back on excess weight, you may discover that no matter how good your fitness regimen has been working, suddenly those last ten lbs won’t come off. Here are a few tips for coping with this dilemma.

  • Recognize that in most fitness programs, you may not have another 10lbs to lose, because you have put on muscle weight and muscles weigh more than fat
  • Change up your exercise routine, either through changing intensity or length of time spent to ramp it up
  • Check out your nutrition and dietary habits, cut back on sugar and empty starches or increase the frequency of your meals so that you are eating several small meals throughout the day
  • Consider how realistic your goal is? Most women will never regain their pre-pregnancy figures and weight exactly, but are you fit and trim?
  • Age and physical condition weigh in as strong factors in your health and fitness, they also play a part in how much exercise you need, the older you get – the harder it is to shed pounds
  • Recognize that once you achieve your weight target, that you will still need to maintain it with a regular amount of activity and a healthy diet

Have you found that last 10 lbs to be stubborn?

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About Heather Long

Heather Long is 35 years old and currently lives in Wylie, Texas. She has been a freelance writer for six years. Her husband and she met while working together at America Online over ten years ago. They have a beautiful daughter who just turned five years old. She is learning to read and preparing for kindergarten in the fall. An author of more than 300 articles and 500+ web copy pieces, Heather has also written three books as a ghostwriter. Empty Canoe Publishing accepted a novel of her own. A former horse breeder, Heather used to get most of her exercise outside. In late 2004, early 2005 Heather started studying fitness full time in order to get herself back into shape. Heather worked with a personal trainer for six months and works out regularly. She enjoys shaking up her routine and checking out new exercises. Her current favorites are the treadmill (she walks up to 90 minutes daily) and doing yoga for stretching. She also performs strength training two to three times a week. Her goals include performing in a marathon such as the Walk for Breast Cancer Awareness or Team in Training for Lymphoma research. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience through the fitness and marriage blogs.