maximum weight loss plateaus are caused by nothing greater than "calorie creep"-this is, consuming greater calories than you watched. This, mixed with an ever-slowing metabolism, is a assured formula for stagnation. Calories can creep in from many locations. Purposeless snacking, consuming out at eating places (they load calories into meals with butter, oil, sauces, and many others.), overdoing it with condiments, and drinking alcohol are all not unusual ways to add enough calories to stall your weight reduction with out making you sense like you are absolutely "off your weight-reduction plan."