How many of us have attempted to diet only to get frustrated by our lack of progress? Often when it comes to weight loss, we are our own worst enemies. There are many ways we prevent ourselves from reaching our ideal weight. Here are a few common ones.

1. You Don’t Eat Enough During the Day

There’s a misconception that starving yourself is a great way to lose weight quickly. This is just not true. There are two ways that not eating enough slows down your metabolism. The first is that your body thinks that it needs to slow down your calorie-burning capacity in order to continue to survive on an empty stomach. Secondly, you are more likely to make up for your lack of food intake in the last few hours of the day, causing your body to hang on to the food overnight in preparation for another day of lack of sustenance. The trick is to eat early and often to ensure that your metabolism remains as efficient as possible.You Don’t Eat Enough During the Day