5 Things To Do When You Think You Have Hit A Diet Plateau #medifast #sponsored

5 Things To Do When You Think You Have Hit A Diet Plateau #medifast #sponsored

Johnetta and I a couple days ago on a girl fun day to Charlotte. 🙂

I started the Medifast Go! program almost a month ago. I had a goal of losing 30 pounds by the end of my 3 months on the program and, so far, so good. I am very pleased with the results as of today and if I continue at the rate I am currently losing weight now, I will reach my goal by the end of my partnership. Granted, I will want to lose more after that, but I am trying to do one reachable goal at a time and then another and so on. The last time I weighed myself was on the 27th and, at that time, I was down a total of 15.6 pounds in October using a combination of the Medifast Go! program and walking!

5 Things To Do When You Think You Have Hit A Diet Plateau #medifast #sponsored

I admit, I had a moment of panic a few days ago. I weighed myself and I was UP 2 pounds. What?! I have been exercising and following the Medifast Go! plan so I really couldn’t understand why I would have gained 2 pounds. And, in reality, I had not. I had been weighing myself on a scale on soft tile flooring. I had no idea that a scale needs to be on hard flooring in order to give an accurate reading. After learning this, I moved my scale downstairs to the concrete floor and tried again. I had actually LOST 4 pounds. Yeeeeeeessss! That is what we are looking for. 😉

5 Things To Do When You Think You Have Hit A Diet Plateau #medifast #sponsored

Johnetta and I a couple days ago on a girl fun day to Charlotte. 🙂

5 Things To Do When You Think You Have Hit A Diet Plateau

If you think that you have reached a diet plateau, don’t panic.

1. Make sure your scale is on a hard floor – You might not have plateaued at all, like me. You definitely don’t want to panic if there is no need, right?

2. Make sure you are drinking enough water – I have to admit, I am not awesome with the water intake. I drink water while I walk, but then I don’t always stick with it the rest of the day. I am trying to do better with that.

3. Watch your sodium intake – Salt can make you retain water. And that will add weight. So try to steer clear of extra salt whenever possible.

4. Muscle weighs more than fat – You might gain weight when you start an exercise program. So, be sure to measure parts of your body, take pictures along your weight loss journey and be sure to pay attention to how your clothes fit. The scale is not the only way to see a loss.

5. Weigh yourself at the same time daily – It’s important to be consistent when you weigh yourself as your weight can fluctuate throughout the day.

My original goal was to lose 30 pounds in 3 months {the end of December}. I have lost 15.6 in less than 1 month. *big cheesy grin* Honestly, I am now hoping that I can lose 40 pounds by the end of December, but we shall see. I did have to buy some new clothes the other day because many of my clothes are now too big. And I must say, that was the best feeling in the world.

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What do you do when you hit a diet plateau? Do you have any advice to share? We would love to hear your thoughts and advice in the comments below.

*Average weight loss for Medifast Direct® customers using Medifast Go™ is 11 pounds. Medifast Direct customers are in weight loss, on average, for 8 weeks.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for EatPlayRock.com, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Weight losing is one of the most difficult things, but your blog post is commendable and the tips you have shared here are great. thank you for sharing such amazing info.

  2. I weigh 312. At my highest I was 376. It is bar none the hardest thing I have ever done. I congratulate you on your weight loss this far and hope you can continue on. I’ll be checking into the Medifast Go program soon.

  3. Jacqui Odell says

    My husband and I was just talking about this. He has been dieting for awhile now and has hit a dead spot. These tips could help him.

  4. I have to agree that it is really difficult. I am not really into diet but this really helps a lot. At least I have an idea what to and will try to work on it.

  5. My friends are medifast coaches! These are accurate tips!

  6. With the holidays coming, I think it’s going to be really hard for me to be on a diet. I’ll bookmark this for later. Thanks for sharing this great tips.

  7. Our Family World says

    I did not know about that tip about the putting the scale on a hard surface. Learned something new today. I do try to avoid excess salt in my meals. Aside from the fact that it would make me retain water, it is also not good for my health.