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Weighing in on weight loss plateaus

Last Modified: February 15, 2024

Family Medicine, Diseases & Disorders


According to Brian LaMar, MD, PPG – Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery, weight loss plateaus are common. This can be for several reasons, but the physiological explanation is that, as you lose body weight, your body requires extra energy and burns fewer calories.

If you notice your weight loss as slowed or stalled, you can try the following strategies*:

  • Adjusting calorie intake
  • Adjusting dietary approach or foods
  • Increasing activity level or exercise type
  • Adjusting medication

*Always consult with your provider or weight management care team before making any changes to your plan.

To learn more about the resources available to you at PPG - Weight Management & Bariatric Surgery, including free seminars, call 260-425-6390 or fill out this form and one of our care team members will contact you with more information.

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