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Beat The Slimming Rut

If you have been acing your Scottish Slimmers eating plan, doing regular exercise and showing up to class week-on-week without fail, you should be feeling fantastic!
However if you find yourself stuck and although you have tried everything to get your weight loss going again those pesky last few lbs have started to get the better of you, don't worry! We have seen it all before and have some simple solutions to get your scales moving, and you smiling again:
Keep a food diary and bring it to class 
Sometimes when you are so focused on one thing, you can completely miss something that is right in front of you. This is often the case with our eating plans and sometimes all it takes are a fresh pair of eyes to get you back on track.
Don't be tempted to scale hop
It can be tempting to weigh yourself when you're feeling particularly light or if you think you've had a good day, but you may not get an accurate reading due to a number of factors. These include water weight, the time of day or even if you haven't been sleeping. Stick with your weekly class weigh-in to reap the best results. 
Make sure you are eating enough Checks
As with eating too many Checks you could hinder your weight loss chances if you are eating too few Checks. Make sure you eat enough to reach your daily and weekly Check allowances so that you feel fuller for longer.
Taking measurements
Even though the scales may not be showing a loss, your tape measure might. This is particularly true if you have been increasing the amount of exercise and activities you have been taking part in.
Aim for 30 minutes of activity daily
Healthy eating and exercise have gone hand-in-hand for decades. If your scales have slowed in recent weeks, try to incorporate a little activity such as walking a little longer every day, an exercise class or a run with your friends!
Change it up
When you have been following the same routine for a while, your body learns and adapts to that routine which can slow down or stop your weight loss. Switching up your routine every so often keeps your body guessing so try exercising in a different way or perhaps just incorporate a new dish into your eating plan. They do say variety is the spice of life!
For more healthy tips and inspiration, make sure you like the official Scottish Slimmers Facebook page.

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