Every **successful diet**, including the commercial ones, has a basic math formula that makes weight loss possible. Itβs this simple: to lose weight, you must consume FEWER calories than you burn.

As a baseline, keep a tally of how many calories you consume and subtract the number of calories you burn. If the numbers donβt work, make subtractions (from the consume column) and additions (to the burn column) until you have an equation that creates weight loss. There are dozens of great calorie-counting apps available for freeβ¦ try one to help you track your calories and do the math!