Despite having salad for lunch every day, junking your favorite sodas and chips, and making time to exercise, the number on the weighing scale still isn’t budging. And it has been four painful weeks! Sounds familiar? Chances are, you could be doing something wrong. Seeing that your diet accounts for 70 per cent of weight loss and exercise 30 per cent, this much is true. I picked out seven diet boo-boos and three workout blunders that women often make. Whether you’re guilty of just one or all of them, rectifying those errors will go far in pushing that magic number down – and keeping it that way. Losing weight is a game of maths, where you want to create a calorie deficit. Every day, burn 500 more calories than you consume and in a week, you would have logged a deficit of 3,500 calories. Keep it up for a month and you’d lose about 2kg. Sounds straightforward, but in reality, it’s not so easy to get the numbers right. People tend to overestimate their calorie burn and underestimate their food intake.