The Only Diet Tips You’ll Ever Need

green apple wrapped in a tape measure(BlackDoctor.org) — Weight loss is much simpler than all the diet books and diet pill ads want you to believe. Basically, to lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you eat. If you can fully understand that, then you are on your way to losing weight.

There are 6 simple steps. Here they are:

1. Count how many calories you eat in a normal day. That’s right, wake up and eat like you would normally. Eat and count the calories in everything you eat and everything you drink and keep track of it on a piece of paper or on a computer. You might be thinking to yourself, “yeah right, I’m not going to sit around counting calories all day.” Well, if you’re thinking that, then you’re obviously not dedicated enough to losing weight.

2. At the end of that day, add up the number of calories you ate/drank. Be as exact as possible. Once you add it all up, you now have the total number of calories you consume daily. After you do this, weigh yourself.

3. Starting the day after you counted calories; eat 500 calories less than you normally do. For example, say the day you counted calories you counted 2000. For the rest of the week, you would eat 1500 calories a day. All you have to do is subtract 500 from the total number of calories you consume in a normal day, and eat this new number of calories every day for the next 7 days.