I am at a plateau with my weight loss. I have lost and kept off 25 lbs over the past year. Although I feel great I still need to lose another 30 lbs to be at the "ideal weight" for my height. My weight is now fluctuating up and down -/+ 4 lbs and I can't seem to get past that hump. Since I have a very slow metabolism I need to raise it so I can loose those extra pounds.
Metabolism is the rate that your body uses energy (calories). Muscle uses more calories than fat just to exist. By increasing my muscle mass I can raise my metabolism rate and lose those extra pounds. The big bonus is that by having more muscle mass I will be using more calories even while I am sleeping.