It is important to work towards overcoming challenges such as a
weight plateau during weight loss. To get back on track, you need to
understand that a weight plateau is a normal part of most people’s
weight management journey. In fact, it may even benefit some people to
view the weight plateau as a success – as it reflects the weight loss
progress they have made. Don’t beat yourself up – it
happens to many people and is certainly not a failure on your part.
Don’t be tempted to give up. Remind yourself of your goals and think
about what prompted you to begin your weight management journey in the
first place. Remember, the goals you set should always be based on
what is achievable for you, rather than what society may say the
‘ideal’ weight is. Celebrate the progress made to date rather than
focusing on the current blip and remind yourself that you have
succeeded before and can do so again.
If you think it would help, speak to your healthcare provider about
behavioural therapy – individualised programs that help sustain
changes in behaviour - or discuss the possibility of being referred
for a weight management programme.