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When your weight loss plateaus

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As you begin your journey toward a healthier, slimmer you, BJC ACO wants you to be prepared for weight plateaus. They are a natural part of the weight process rather than a setback.

Even though the numbers on the scale may not be changing, you are gaining many health benefits from your new way of life. Eating better and exercising regularly have changed your body composition, making more lean body mass, which weighs more than fat. And although the needle on the bathroom scale may seem to be taking a break, remember that you are experiencing health benefits, including a decreased risk of heart disease and diabetes, improved blood sugar control, and lower blood pressure.

Keep a positive attitude and stay motivated by tracking your success with other key health measurements, such as body fat percentage, waist-to-hip ratio or cholesterol levels. Consult with your physician before beginning a weight loss program.

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