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The Hard Truth About Losing Weight That Will Help You Burn Fat

Friday, January 6, 2023


When it comes to burning fat and losing weight, there are hundreds of different products, diets, and strategies that can help you out. However, when you cut through all of the fluff and get to the core of what losing weight involves, you’ll realize that there are many ways to achieve your goal that don’t require you to pay a lot of money or waste your time.


So let’s talk about the cold hard truth around losing weight and how you can approach weight loss in a realistic way.

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Losing weight is about burning more calories than you take in


This is the hard truth about losing weight and there are no exceptions. The more calories you take in, the more weight you put on. The more calories you lose, the more weight you lose. As long as you’re at a deficit at the end of the day, you will have effectively “lost” weight for that day. Perhaps it wasn’t a lot of weight, but you’re expending more calories than you take in. Weight loss is therefore a collection of those small victories, compounded day by day until you’ve lost a tangible amount of weight.


In short, you need to maintain a healthy diet if you want to lose weight. Working out certainly helps because it expends calories, thus helping you reach a deficit. However, it’s not actually required. As long as you manage your diet correctly, you can actually lose weight by just watching what you eat.

Diets are about long-term changes, not quick weight loss plans


Yes, it’s possible to go on a diet that involves something silly like just drinking water and eating nothing for a few days. That’s called fasting and yes, it does work. However, it’s also extremely dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Your body needs calories to survive, you need to burn that energy in order to do everything from moving your body to thinking properly. Calories are fuel for our body, and that’s why we need to eat.


So the next time you think about calories, think more about how nutritionally dense they are. Is this meal going to give you a lot of nutrients? Are they mostly empty calories that don’t provide much benefit? These are the types of questions that you should be asking yourself. By making smarter decisions with your food, using resources like a BMI calculator, and actually tracking what you eat, you’re essentially developing your own diet that suits your preferences and needs. Work around conveniences, but be more mindful about what you’re eating and putting into your body. It seems like a lot of work, but you’d be surprised at how quickly you’ll start losing weight by just working on your knowledge.


We hope that this hard truth helps you make more sense of all the diet plans and supplements that are out there. A lot of that stuff can help, but losing weight is a simple science; burn more calories than you eat.



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