At any given point in time, millions of Americans are taking some action to lose weight. Whether it’s the latest fad diet or a carefully planned exercise regiment, many of us are looking to drop at least a few unwanted pounds.
While there is a plethora of information available on the topic on the interwebs and elsewhere, sifting through the sensationalism to find reliable research can be an arduous task. A multibillion dollar diet and supplement industry counts on your confusion! We’d like to cut through the hyperbole, dispel the myths, and demystify the process of losing weight.
There is an easy equation anyone can follow to lose weight, regardless of body type, genetics, or activity level: burn more calories than you consume! That’s it. Losing weight requires some basic arithmetic and, of course, a little self control. Of course, there is some nuance to this weight loss method, known colloquially as “Calories In, Calories Out” or CICO for short.