5. You are not eating whole foods.
Food quality is more important than food quality. Eat healthy foods as much as possible. Whole foods, single-ingredient foods are healthier than their processed counterparts.
6. You are not lifting weights.
Resistance training must go hand-in-hand with weight loss. Resistance training include lifting weights.
Lifting weights during your weight loss program can help you hold onto your precious muscle mass, which is often burned along with body fat if you are not exercising.
7. You are binge eating.
Binge eating is a common side effect of dieting. It involves rapidly eating large amounts of food, often much more than your body needs. Note that calories are calories even if you are eating healthy foods.
8. You are not doing cardio.
Cardio (i.e. running, jogging, swimming, nordic walking, etc.) is one of the most effective ways to improve your health. It is also very effective at burning belly fat, the harmful “visceral” fat that builds up around the organs and causes disease.