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Besides not losing weight, how do you know if you're plateaued?

For example, if you feel really full after eating only 1200 calories, does that mean your metabolism has re-adjusted? What are some signs?

Tue. Aug 21, 3:02am

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correction for topic title:

you'VE plateaued, not you're.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 3:02 AM

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ack! it's the grammar police again!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 9:07 AM

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Or your stomach has shrunk to accomodate the smaller amount of food you've probably been eating.

Especially if you were overeating a lot before, your stomach stretched to accomodate that amount of food and "stayed" that way.

now that you're eating less, it "destretched"

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 9:11 AM

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OP here

9:07, Actually it was me, the topic starter, who made the grammar correction lol. After I posted it though I read it and went D'oh! I should have identified myself.

9:11, Good point! Thanks.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 4:09 PM

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I know I'm certainly headed toward a plateau when I've drifted off in the middle of a workout! I often catch myself just kind of going through the motions and not really challenging myself - it's at that point I remind myself - if I'm going to go through the trouble of getting myself to the gym I should at least make it count!

The 1200 calorie/full thing is the same for me - it's just a sign that I've adjusted to eating less food and it's definitely a good thing :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007, 4:14 PM

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I know I'm plateauing when the weights are getting too light. I then change up my exercise routine, which is about once a month.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 12:15 PM

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