Let’s face it, losing weight is no simple task. If it were, we’d surely see fewer people struggling to get their weight down and keep it off. Taking in fewer calories than you spend every day sounds like a simple enough formula, but counting calories accurately—both the ones that you eat and the ones that you burn—takes considerable practice when dieting.
On top of the calorie counting problem, I’ve found many dieters—with good intentions, mind you—who make critical mistakes when it comes to devising their own health plans. So, when patients tell me they can’t lose weight, it’s often because they’re committing a few of these common dieting mistakes.