Q. What could be the reason for getting stuck at a particular weight for months during a weight loss regime?

Answered by
Sumiya Sulthana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 10, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am a 16-year-old male weighing 84 kg and 179 cm tall. I have recently lost weight from 92 to 84 kg, but over the past month and a half, I have not been able to lose any more even though I am training properly and on a diet of 1500 calories per day. Therefore, I want to lose weight and reduce my body fat percentage from 23.5 to 18 percent.

Kindly help.

Thank you.



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Sometimes one reaches a plateau wherein the weight gets stuck. So you must follow a detoxification diet for two days and then follow your regular diet and exercise regime. A detoxification diet will help to increase blood circulation and improve metabolism. So follow one-day vegetables and fluids in plenty, the next day with only fruits and fluids in plenty with a 1500 kcal diet. Make sure to take protein of 70 to 75 gm, reduce fat and simple carbs, and increase your fiber content to 35 g and fluids in plenty.

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