We all know that to lose weight we have to consume fewer calories than we burn. But be careful. Consuming too few calories can actually make you gain weight. Sure, you’ll lose weight at first, but you’ll gain it all and more back because it will slow down your metabolism. A safer, more effective way is to find out the total calories you should eat each day to maintain your current weight and adjust from there. Reduce the number of calories and increase the amount of activity to create a negative balance. But, don’t go less than 1200 calories - no matter how much you currently weigh. Try using a weight loss app to help keep you on track. And make sure you eat foods that are good for you. Go for healthy, not just skinny.