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10 Ways You’re Wrecking Your Belly Fat Loss Goals

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 2 of 11: We've been indoctrinated into thinking that eating as little as possible is the most effective way to lose weight when that approach often backfires."Not only can this lead to increased cravings and potentially feeling more out of control around food, but entering the starvation zone can slow down your metabolism through adaptive thermogenesis," says medical board member Lisa Moskovitz, RD, a registered dietitian with the NY Nutrition Group and author of The Core 3 Healthy Eating Plan.Your body needs a certain number of calories and nutrients to function properly. Threatening that basic need can cause your body "to hold onto fat cells and send your body into a protective, premature plateau instead of burning body fat," she says.RELATED: Make better eating choices every day by signing up for our newsletter!

1. You eat too little.

We've been indoctrinated into thinking that eating as little as possible is the most effective way to lose weight when that approach often backfires.

"Not only can this lead to increased cravings and potentially feeling more out of control around food, but entering the starvation zone can slow down your metabolism through adaptive thermogenesis," says medical board member Lisa Moskovitz, RD, a registered dietitian with the NY Nutrition Group and author of The Core 3 Healthy Eating Plan.

Your body needs a certain number of calories and nutrients to function properly. Threatening that basic need can cause your body "to hold onto fat cells and send your body into a protective, premature plateau instead of burning body fat," she says.

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