Plateau Assessment


We know it can be frustrating to feel like you're doing your best and still seeing NO progress.

Here are 6 things to consider BEFORE you jump right into a massive cutting phase or add in 3 hours of cardio a day... 


1. Biggest one: are you simply being impatient?

If you are beginning a fitness program, you should consistently be hitting your protocols every day for at least 3-4 weeks before you can truly assess if they are working, as real changes to your body take time.

For many, it will take 3-6+ months before differences become stark in progress photos.

Trust the process, be patient, and above all else be consistent.

2. Are you weekend sabotaging?


Hitting your 500 calorie deficit daily Monday-Thursday is great, but it's all for nothing if you are having all-out binge drinking and junk-food scarfing weekends.

If your body needs 2000 calories a day, 1500 calories could be your level to lose weight. If you eat 1500 calories Monday-Thursday, and 2800 calories Friday-Sunday, your overall average would be 2057 calories per day, and you'd be in a calorie SURPLUS!!!

If you really want it, you have to prove it all 7 days of the week.

3. Are you skipping too many of your workouts?

When you calculate the calories you need to consume to achieve weight loss, activity level is a consideration.

So if you claim you are "moderately active," defined at 5 workouts per week, but then you only really hit 2 per week, you are likely over consuming calories and hindering your weight loss.

Stick to your commitments, or re-calculate your macros using "sedentary-light activity" metrics. 

4. Are you eye-balling, guessing and not actually tracking?

People VASTLY underestimate the calories they consume in a day.

One study conducted by the UK's Office of National Statistics asked thousands of women to estimate their calorie consumption in a day. The findings: women claimed to be consuming around 1570 calories per day, yet were actually consuming 2393 calories per day, or 823 more!!

The only way to definitively know how many calories you consume in a day is to measure, weigh, and track everything you consume in an app like My Fitness Pal.

If we can measure it, we can manage it!! 

5. Are you losing and gaining the same 5lbs over and over?

A frequent struggle I see many people have is that they commit, work hard, drop 5lbs and then they decide they "deserve" a few nights out. That little slip turns into a few weeks off of zero tracking and working out, and then before they know it all the weight is back on.

This process if often mistakenly called a plateau, people will say, "I just can't get below 150lbs no matter what I do." 

If you aint still working consistently, you aint plateauing. 

6. Your regimen is all wrong.

Calories are too high, or too low, macros are poor for performance, cardio is too high, cardio too low, workouts ineffective and structured incorrectly, I've seen it all!

You're spinning your wheels because nothing about your regimen is directional.

If you want to have ultimate confidence that each and every one of your actions is aiding you in pursuing your goals, hire a coach who can assess every variable and ensure that your regimen is perfect for YOU

"Plateau" is one of the most over-used word I see in the fitness industry.

It's the go-to word for discontent, confusion, frustration, validating excuses, but rarely when it is used is it aptly and correctly describing a situation.

If you address the above barriers, you can save yourself from ever using the word "plateau" again.

Stop plateauing, start succeeding. 


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