2. You’re Eating Too Little
While you might think that eating less will help you shed the pounds, it can actually do the opposite or keep you from losing weight. Portion size is important; if you’re working out, you’ll actually need more food to help sustain your muscle growth and what you burn off through cardio.
To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you’re eating, but eating too little can slow down your metabolism. A low metabolism will slow down your weight loss. It can also make you feel tired and zap the energy you need to exercise. So eat a well balanced, portion controlled diet to help stay energized and healthy while shedding pounds.