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Whether you need to lose those last 5 pounds or are stuck at another weight plateau, there's a lot we know about why the scale won't budge and ways to get it moving in the right direction.

Why those last 5 pounds are so sticky
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The Diet Doc weighs in:

If you eat the same way you did 10 years ago, odds are you will gain weight. That's because as we age our muscle mass and metabolism decreases so our bodies need less calories.

Along the same lines, as you lose weight, your body needs less calories (approximately 8 calories less per pound lost) because there's less of you. If you've already lost 20 pounds, your body may need 160 calories less than before you lost the weight.

Adapting and changing the way we eat as we age and as we lose weight is an important concept that helps us adapt to our changing bodies.

Losing those last 5 pounds or breaking through a weight plateau requires making small changes in your routine that add up over time. In an effort to start doing things differently and break through that plateau, here are some things you can try:

--Save 100 calories per day by choosing a 100 calorie snack instead of your typical ...    Continue



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@ 9:15am ET on September 21, 2009
Very interesting.


@ 11:47pm ET on September 22, 2009
I like this blog. You've basically said the first thing I thought when I read the title. Losing even just a little weight, has a lot to do with self control. Those last 5 pounds will come off so much easier if someone eats right consistently!


@ 2:06pm ET on September 23, 2009
I HAVE LOST OVER 4 STONE AND JUST NEED TO LOSE ANOTHER HALF A STONE BUT IM FINDING IT VERY DIFFICULT CAN ANYONE HELP


@ 3:32am ET on April 20, 2011
The initiative taken for the concern is very serious and need an attention of every one. This is the concern which exists in the society and needs to be eliminated from the society as soon as possible.
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