Weight Loss: 5 Causes You Might Plateau After Intermittent Fasting

For optimal weight loss, a person must follow a good sustainable diet and exercise well too. Lowering calories doesn’t do the job on its own. As with any diet, after intermittent fasting, a person must be physically active and maintain an energy deficit in order to promote long-term weight loss. Simply put, if you eat fewer calories and exercise less, even if you eat right, you may find yourself gaining weight again or reaching an undesirable plateau.

Since intermittent fasting can use up or deplete energy, make sure you are not exercising extremely hard. Light or moderately intense workouts like walking, jogging, weight lifting, cardio or strength training can help you lose weight and tone your muscles. You can also try switching to different variations of intermittent fasting if your current plan doesn’t allow you enough time / energy to exercise. However, remember to spend 30-45 minutes exercising each day.

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