Cardio may have helped you lose weight so far. (Congrats!) If you keep skipping the weight rack for the treadmill or elliptical, you'll miss out on lifting iron's unique weight-loss benefits.
If you can't lose 5 pounds, log your food for a few days. You might be surprised.
If you're trying to lose 5 pounds and keep them off, cutting back on high-intensity interval training may help (HIIT).
Avoiding refueling can be counterproductive to weight reduction and make it more difficult to shed the remaining few pounds.
Sleep deprivation has major hormonal effects, including increased levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and decreased levels of the satiety hormone leptin, both of which can make it difficult.