Homeostasis and Plateau

I am sure everyone who has been on a diet has experienced this.
Plateau is when you are burning more calorie than your intake,
Still you are not losing weight at all.

This is because of the system that we have in our body called
“homeostasis”.

According to Wikipedia, homeostasis is the property of a system in which variables are regulated so that internal conditions remain stable and relatively constant.
For an example, it controls our body temperature, blood sugar level or even lactic acid level in our body so that we can maintain our health.

When we go on a diet we lose some weight, and we lose fat. Our bodies consider it as a danger. And they try to keep the status of our bodies the way they have always been. This is why we stop loosing weight even though we are eating the same amount as when we were losing weight.

When we hit this stage, we should eat a little bit more than when we were losing the weight so that the bodies can understand that we will not go starvation and stop storing fat.

It is said that this happens the most when we lose about 5% of our body weight and lasts around one month. If we stay consistent with our meals and workout, we will soon start losing the weight again because the body then thinks that this is the normal state of our body.

Don’t worry too much about the result, just enjoy the journey.
After all you are already beautiful. Everyone is!

xxxx FitNessEmikoNess

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