13. You Are Stressed Out
Stress is a slow killer. It’s poison for your body and mind. Stress leads to a rise in cortisol levels, which, in turn, causes belly fat gain, insomnia, inflammation, improper digestion, etc. You have to identify the triggers of your stress and work on them. Practice meditation/yoga or run in the mornings and evenings to reduce the stress levels. You must also set aside at least 20 minutes a day for yourself.
14. You Are Not Sleeping Enough
Not getting enough sleep can also hinder your weight loss. It raises cortisol levels, which causes inflammation and leads to inflammation-induced weight gain. So, you must sleep for at least 7 hours. Also, go to bed by 10:30 p.m. so that you wake up early, workout, and have low-carb breakfast before heading out.