How Many Calories You Need to Eat to Actually Lose Weight

Forget all the lies you’ve heard on the internet or TV or in diet books–let me lay down the real secrets of how many calories you need to intake to lose weight and how I lost 20 pounds doing so.

So you’ve decided you want to lose some weight. Good job! That means you have initiative, which is key to losing the weight and keeping it off. The next step after finding your initiative on weight-loss is to actually put that desire into action. However, with all the propaganda and magic ’starvation diets’ going around, you may be lost on where to start and what really works. That’s what I’m here for.

I’ve lost twenty pounds doing just this. No gym, no complex nutrisystem-esque dieting, just simple, easy math. That’s all you need, and best of all: it’s free and all right here below. So here’s the formula for weight-loss:


And it’s as simple as that. So let’s break down each element:

WEIGHTLOSS – is how much weight you lose. For this plan, we’ll measure weight-loss in calories. To lose weight, you need to finish each day with more calories burned that eaten. Generally speaking:

(3,500 calories = 1 pound)

That is, for every 3,500 calories your body burns, you lose a pound, AND, for every 3,500 calories you eat, you gain a pound.

To maintain a healthy weight, you need to burn as many calories as you eat each day.

To lose weight, you need to burn more calories than you each each day, and vice versa.

I know what you’re thinking. “Wait! But I eat 2000 calories or more each day! Are you saying I need to exercise off 2000 calories daily?!” Let me answer that simply:


Here is where a lot of new-comers get tripped up. You see:

(your body burns thousands of calories every day just to perform basic bodily functions)

Based on your weight, age, and height, your body burns a select amount of calories each day just to keep your organs running and your brain thinking. This is called your basal metabolic rate or how many calories your body burns to stay alive and function. How many calories is your rate? We can figure this out by using a calculator:

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