2. Too much dietary fat
Years ago, a high-fat diet was unthinkable, but today, modern diets such as the Paleo diet give the green light to egg yolks, sausage, red meats, and other fat-filled foods. While dietary fat is essential for hormone health and brain function, and beneficial for weight loss, too much of it will hurt your otherwise clean diet. Your fat consumption contributes to your daily calorie intake, so the more you eat, the less you’ll have for other foods. Even if you eat avocados or cashews or dress your salad with olive oil, remember that every little bit counts.