6 Weight Loss Mistakes

2. Not Eating

Since you need to get rid of more calories than you take in, a common strategy to lose weight is to seriously cut the number of calories you consume on a daily basis. This can have the wrong effect on your body, though, and actually reverse your progress.

You should never eat less than 1,000 calories per day. If you cut calories beyond this, you can slow down your metabolism, which will make it harder to lose weight, and you’ll lose muscle at the same time.

Also, if you try to limit what you eat too much, you won’t have the energy to work out and you may get so hungry that you end up eating way too much in one sitting.