You Are Eating Too Few Calories
Although it's important to eat in a calorie deficit, you can go too far and eat too few calories. This will definitely sabotage your weight-loss efforts.
"This actually can slow down metabolism and lead to your body conserving fat stores; your body perceives that it is starving, so it holds on to fat to ensure survival," Sarah Reuven, MS, RDN, told POPSUGAR. "Making sure you are getting enough calories to maintain good energy throughout the day and eating a combination of lean protein, plenty of non-starchy veggies, healthy fats, and whole grains is the best way to ensure you meet your weight-loss goals."