Originally Posted by alexischristina
I lost about 30lbs, and for someone who is only 5 feet tall that's a pretty significant number. I had originally lost closer to 40 but I hadn't done so in a healthy way so I've gained some back. I've found it's so so much harder to lose the last 'little bit' and I'm stuck, I don't know what to do. But Wares I feel ya, I have to buy a bunch of new bathing suits because nothing fits, my poor boobs shrank to next to nothing! I just wish I could take the fat I'm looking to lose and send it elsewhere...
That's terrific :)...one thing the docs always told me is that the last ten pounds is the hardest. The military nutritionist told us it is because you are reaching your optimum weight and your body is actually "thinking" you are going to continue to lose weight so it goes into sort of a modified starvation mode, slowing your metabolism; they also refer to it as a plateau which anyone trying to losing weight has encountered. That time when, after dropping weight steadily doing what people do they suddenly come to a halt..this is the same thing. Usually a minor change in food, a shifting of fat/proteins; eating more proteins and reducing fat a little further for a few days, can reignite the idea that no, "I" (the body) am not going to starve and it kicks back in to gear. Unfortunately, the formula to get things going again has yet to be discovered..it is different from person to person. What is important to remember as well is that the body needs a certain amount of fat intake in order to absorb the vitamins so going 100% fat free isn't always the best.