People Don’t Know How To Count Calories
Don’t be afraid to use a kitchen scale to measure food. Also, read your labels!
how to read labels: http://nutrition.about.com/od/recipesmenus/ss/learnlabels.htm
Calorie Deficit Is Miscalculated
There are some really shady calculators online. A good estimate is 13-16 calories per pound for most people. Obviously, the more active you are, the more calories you will need per pound.
People Make Bad Food Choices
Make sure to get a healthy diet with veggies, fruits, lean protein sources, and other whole food sources. if you want, get protein powder to supplement your diet. A game changer is what food you eat. Eating peanut butter could be not filling, but could give you an insane amount of calories, now you have to worry about overshooting your weightloss diet on a hungry stomach since you spent all those calories on that peanut butter!
Cheat Meal Becomes a Cheat Day
Cheat meals are good for replenishing your glycogen storage and help you with the stress of dieting. It’s okay, we all need a break, but when one meal becomes a all-out eating festivity, then you know you screwed up. Don’t be that person with zero control. One meal. That’s it.