Q&A With Susie
"Hi and welcome Susie! I have been trying to lose 4kgs for a while now but just cannot seem to shift it. Your advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!" Anitha - via Facebook
You're right! It is always the last couple of kg that takes the longest to lose.
There are a few reasons for this:
Your body may have 'got used' to the calories you have been feeding it
Your body may have 'got used' to the exercise program you have been following
You may be fighting genetics or hormones which are keeping your weight steady
The first thing to do is check your calories - if you are consuming <1200 calories, you may need 100 or 200 more a day, or if you are consuming >1500 you may need 100-200 less. Next change your exercise - increase the intensity, change the number of sessions or the type of exercise you are doing - change is everything when it comes to metabolism. Usually altering calories and/or exercise is the key to moving from a weight loss plateau.