Last updated on Jun 13th, 2017 at 04:53 pm

Many people who claim to follow their diet religiously, find they lose weight VERY slowly and some struggle to lose weight at all

This can be really frustrating.

If you feel like this applies to you, here’s some good news – you haven’t lost the battle. There are just several factors that affect weight loss which you may not be taking into consideration yet.

Here are five key barriers to weight loss that may be holding you back:

1. Eating too seldom

Waiting too long between meals may feel like it makes sense – you’re waiting to feel hungry.

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But what often happens is that you’ll eat more than you should at your next meal because it’s been so long since your last meal. This leads to too many calories in your system, which could mean some of those get stored and not used.

Try eating smaller meals at more frequent intervals.

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Click page 2 below for two more reasons you could be struggling to lose those stubborn kilos…

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