There are plenty of effective weight-loss strategies that we know work, but some quick-fixes can actually cause you to gain weight.
1. Skipping breakfast or other meals. Limiting your calorie intake will help you lose weight, but in no way does that mean forgoing entire meals, especially breakfast. To keep your blood sugars level and metabolism thrumming, try eating five to six small meals a day. This will help your body use up the calories you take in and limit the unhealthy cravings.
2. Limiting calorie intake. While watching portion sizes is essential if you want to slim down, limiting your calorie intake to well below a healthy amount will make your body think you’re starving, so instead of losing fat, it’ll hold onto it for dear life. Women should never go below 1,200 calories a day; if you’re not sure how many you should be eating, then check out this calorie evaluator.