So you've hit a plateau in your weight loss. Where do you go from here? I have a few suggestions for you that will help you melt that stubborn fat much faster than anything else.
Women, listen up! I know I cover this subject a lot, but it's so important! If you want to burn more calories during a workout and even at a resting rate, you need to pump some iron! I'm not talking the little girly 5 pounders, I'm talking 10 lbs or even 15 lbs (or a "heavy" resistance band) 2-4 days a week. If you want a nice physique, this is really the best way to accomplish it.
Sometimes we, as women, feel we need to starve ourselves to lose weight. We don't! Especially when we are weight training, our bodies need protein to build muscle. Our bodies also need to be constantly fueled, so 6 small meals a day should do the trick (and I do mean small!). Don't send your body into starvation mode by not taking in enough calories. Your body will actually eat away at your muscles if you do that...but that's a whole other topic.
Drink enough water!
There are many good programs that will deliver amazing results with their "HIIT" style training (high intensity interval training). By boosting the intensity in cycles over the course of the workout, you are burning more calories even after you're done working out. Booo yaaah! (check out some amazing HIIT style programs here!)
Take a rest day!
It is SO important for you to take a rest day so your muscles have time to rest, repair and refuel. If possible, experts recommend two full days of rest per week (not necessarily consecutive.) Physically, your muscles actually build during your down days; mentally, taking a break helps avoid burnout.
Remember to focus on how your clothes fit and how you look and feel; not on a number on the scale. Focus on fat loss, not weight loss.