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    16 Weight Loss Tips That Will Actually Get You Results

    Don't let the dreaded plateau cramp your style (or your progress).

    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us how they handled plateaus and setbacks while they were trying to lose weight. They told us some of the actual nutrition and fitness strategies they used to kick their weight loss back into gear as well as what they did to stay motivated even when things got tough.

    1. Make sure you're eating enough.

    2. Stop weighing yourself so much.

    3. Replace stress-eating with stress-reducing activities.

    4. Learn the difference between hunger and cravings.

    5. Avoid plateaus altogether by setting lifestyle goals that have nothing to do with weight loss.

    6. Write down the reasons you're trying to lose weight and refer to it often.

    7. Don't deprive yourself. Do strive for balance.

    8. Keep the whole thing in perspective because you're actually crushing it.

    9. Measure fat loss not weight loss.

    10. Drink less booze.

    11. Learn about nutrition and exercise and experiment to see what works.

    12. And be sure to change up your workouts regularly.

    13. Register for a race.

    14. Take it one healthy choice at a time and before you know it you'll be on autopilot.

    15. Join a community that holds you accountable.

    16. And most importantly, remind yourself who you're doing this for. (You.)

    "There will be times you want to quit, times you want to just let yourself go again, and times you will face negative people.

    Ignore all of it because at the end of the day, looking in the mirror and smiling at yourself is more important than looking at a stranger and wondering what they think of you."

    —Aaron M.

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