What do I do if I’ve hit a plateau and can’t seem to lose more weight?

Your body’s key priority is to survive. And your body can tell when you’ve lost weight. It might think that you’re starving, and you need to hold onto fat reserves. In response, it will adjust your hormones to prevent more weight loss for a time. This will usually last about one week. To move past this plateau, continue doing the program and try to relax. Cortisol is a hormone your body releases when you are stressed, which can also halt weight loss. Try to relax, do the program, and let your body work. After a few days, your body will realize it doesn’t need to hold the weight, and you’ll likely experience a gradual or dramatic drop in weight.