Oct 18, 2017

Announcer: The Health Minute, produced by University of Utah Health.

Interviewer: You've been exercising, eating healthy, and losing body fat, but then you kind of get stuck. Theresa Dvorak is a registered dietitian. How can you get over a plateau like that?

Theresa: Plateaus often happen when we're trying to lose weight or change body composition, and what this shows is that we really just need to change things up a little bit, kind of shock the body. And a couple of great ways to do this is to look at what we're doing nutritionally. So do I need to increase my whole foods, decrease my processed foods? Maybe I need to change up my calories a little bit, or then also look at exercise.

Exercise is a great way to get over a plateau. So things like changing up the mode of exercise or increasing the intensity level of exercise are great ways to get over plateaus. Meeting with an individual or registered dietitian or an exercise specialist are great ways to tune these in.

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