3. You skip meals
Skipping a meal seems like it would be a sensible way to save on some calories. Sure, it may cut calories but it slows down your metabolism and kicks your body into starvation mode. This causes the body to cling to fat because it feels it needs to in order to survive. The truth is, smaller regular meals is the best method, as it keeps your body in gear throughout the day, as opposed to stopping and starting between large less frequent meals.