Feb 23, 2013 6:55pm
When i reach plateaus, i always take a look at my food journal. Usually i'm eating too much sodium & not drinking enough water &/or too much starch & sugar. A lot of items have hidden sodium & sugars like my favorite condiment Sriracha - loaded with sodium. I STILL forget to check labels - very important to check. Also, i agree with cleanse!! I'll make a food swap, i'll swap out something salty for a fruit. I say go a little more "raw foods" when you hit a plateau. I still think you can cook veggies, but use salt free seasoners like Mrs. Dash.
In a way you will be "eating more" because if you swap 2 slices of bread (avg 140cals) for say 2 portabello mushroom caps (avg 36cal): you can have 2 small apples (avg 60cals for two), and a fat free yogurt (the kind i get is 60cals) for dessert! This always seems to work for me! Kinda like getting 5 shirts for $150 instead of 2 for $140.
bonus: usually, the veggies feel you up more so you'll only want maybe one apple & yogurt or just one or the other. (Happens to me)
Also, adding another 10min (doesn't feel like much to me) of cardio in the day is a nice turbo boost.
Good luck in your endeavors!