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16 Reasons You Can't Lose the Last 10 Pounds

Mom.me Logo By Madeline Holler of Mom.me | Slide 1 of 16: Whatever successful weight-loss plan you follow, the last 10 pounds are notoriously the hardest. It seems not matter what you do, you're stuck with them. Here's what could be going on.It turns out, the less you weigh, the fewer calories your body burns. So despite the success you had at whatever calorie threshold you set, you're going to need to lower it to get after those last 10. Try 100 fewer calories for every five additional pounds you want to lose. Your mileage will vary, so experiment and do what works.

16 reasons you can't lose the last 10 pounds

Whatever successful weight-loss plan you follow, the last 10 pounds are notoriously the hardest. It seems no matter what you do, you're stuck with them. Here's what could be going on.

YOUR METABOLISM IS CHANGING: It turns out, the less you weigh, the fewer calories your body burns. So despite the success you had at whatever calorie threshold you set, you're going to need to lower it to get after those last 10. Try 100 fewer calories for every five additional pounds you want to lose. Your mileage will vary, so experiment and do what works.

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