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What to Do When the Scale Doesn’t Move

dr. morgan nolte weight loss weight loss plateau Mar 18, 2020

Note: Reshape Physical Therapy and Wellness evolved into Weight Loss for Health, and finally Zivli. How to Lose Weight After 50 was our first course that eventually grew into Zivli. Some old blog posts or resources mentioned in this episode may have been removed. 

We know that stalls in weight loss can be terribly frustrating and discouraging. You may feel like you are trying so hard and not seeing any progress. You may just want to throw in the towel and go emotionally eat. 

Here’s the honest truth, many people think they know what to do to lose weight, but they only have parts of the puzzle. They need the rest of the pieces, in an order that is easy to follow, with someone to hold them accountable and coach them along the dreaded plateaus. 

It’s not easy. It doesn’t happen overnight. You aren’t dieting, you are changing your lifestyle. Changing behavior takes a long time of working to be consistent, slipping up, and then trying again. Over and over and over until it sticks. 

So if you are struggling to lose weight, or if you have lost some but can’t seem to get the scale going again, we want you to listen very closely to everything in this episode. Some of it may hit a little hard. But if you read the title and still clicked play, then maybe you were looking for some tough love and inspiration. 


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Highlights From This Episode

[02:28] Unfortunately, stalls during weight loss are completely normal. Your body doesn’t like change, it doesn’t want to lose weight. But for your health, confidence, and to prevent disease, it is well worth the effort to make it happen, no matter how long it takes.

[05:02] The first point I want to share with you is the most common mistake I see people make when they are trying to get healthy or lose weight. They try to do too much at once, they get overwhelmed, it gets hard, and they quit. They just plain quit on themselves. This starts a negative cycle in their head that they quit again, they won’t be able to do it, they are a failure, ect. 

[08:40] Temporary change leads to temporary results. Consistency is crucial for long-term health. Plain and simple. If you want to age well, lose weight, and prevent disease, you have to change your lifestyle, not go on a diet. 

[15:00] When losing weight properly, you will be more hydrated and building muscle, this will slow the process down. 


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Resources From This Episode

>> Join Zivli

>> Book a Free Zivli Discovery Call

>> Weight Loss Plateau Quiz

>> Freebie: The Ultimate Food Guide

>> Overcome Your Sugar Addiction

>> Freebie: Favorite Breakfast Recipes

>> Freebie: Calculate Your Protein Needs

>> Carbohydrates Part 1: Facts About Fiber

>> Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin - Patient Trust