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Here's when your weight loss will plateau, according to science

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Weight Loss Plateau: Why the Numbers on the Scale Stop Going Down #

Many individuals experience a weight loss plateau, where the numbers on the scale no longer decrease despite ongoing efforts. A recent study analyzed different methods of weight loss and identified when individuals typically hit a plateau. The research identified that gastric bypass surgery and new weight loss drugs, such as Wegovy and Zepbound, effectively double the time it takes to reach a plateau compared to calorie restriction alone. The study revealed that the body’s appetite regulation system becomes more powerful as weight is lost, often undoing previous progress. However, weight loss surgery and certain drugs can prolong weight loss by decreasing appetite. The study emphasizes the need for sustained interventions to maintain weight loss in the long term.