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Nutrition & Dieting/diet, exercise, and weight loss plateau


hello once more Laurie, i was just wondering what kind of a diet i should follow with a weight loss plateau and what kind of exercises should i do. you probably gave me clues previously already. i know that sodium and carbs are a big block when it comes to losing weight.

Hi Christopher,

You needn't change your diet for a plateau. Just maintain a healthy regimen! has some great guidelines. There are other websites that give good guidance and allow you to track your calorie intake and exercise (walking is great for now...can you go 5 days a week? Can you do 5 minutes more than you have been?)

Try myfitnesspal, Sparkpeople, Fitday, for starters.I'm guessing you'd shoot for something around 2000 calories a day.

Good luck!

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Laurie Beebe, MS, RD, LD


As a registered dietitian (RD)I am fully qualified to accurately answer questions regarding weight loss, including those from people with health conditions requiring dietary restrictions (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, etc) who want to lose weight, or who have been advised to do so by their physician.


I have been a registered dietitian for over 30 years and have a certificate in Adult Weight Management through the commission on dietetic registration at Level 1 and Level 2. I am also trained in coaching through Coach U and currently work as a diet coach to help people lose weight the healthy way, through gradual habit changes.

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Bachelor of Health Science from the University of Florida, 1983; Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University 1985; Certificate in Adult Weight Management 2006; CoachU core essentials grad 2007; Level 2 certificate in Adult Weight Management 2010.

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