What should I do to lose weight? The short answer is: do you want to lose weight the right way? Or do you have a wedding to attend and you want to lose your weight the fastest way possible? It totally depends on what you want (or able) to go through to lose those extra pounds. To make it as simple as it can be, the weight loss is a mathematical equation. If you spend more calories that you take in to your body, you are going to lose weight. If you want to put a number on it, 3500 in lost calories is equal to loss of one pound in body fat. But, it is not as easy as you taught; like everything else; there is a catch. How do you want to do that? I mean, you might think to yourself: “ok, I have like 15 extra pounds. Let’s say: I’m going on a cardio machine and burn 500 calories a day. That is like 3500 calories a week. It means: I’m going to lose 15 pounds in like 3 months (if I go to gym or a fitness center near my home and burn 500 calories a day!!!).” In which, in to your response, I will say: “wow that is a lot of time and energy there buddy! Don’t you want to have a social life too? or you just want to lose weight on an elliptical? (or treadmill, to be honest I’m a little biased against treadmill, the constant pounding of your legs (if you running style is not perfect) might be detrimental instead of helpful). Didn’t you know that you could just eat one meal less a day and do a third of what you planned to do on the treadmill (of course, depending on the amount that you have planned to take in in that one session).” You see, there is a well-kept secret in the fitness industry (that Joe Rogan doesn’t want you to know! lol). It goes like this: fitness (or buddy building) is 65% your diet and 35% physical activities! I know, Fing wow: They don’t tell you this equation: “calorie in – calorie out = weight loss” (if “calorie in” < ”calorie out”). Let’s call this equation the “basic caloric equation”. The equation has two parts in the left side. The “calorie in” part doesn’t make LA Fitness or Planet Fitness any money. They want you to focus on burning calories (the wrong way of burning calories, so that you’ll always need them to keep you in shape). To be blunt, cardio is the dumbest and the least efficient way to burn calories. Why the least efficient? Because, it is going to burn your calories and destroy your muscle mass at the same time. So, in the long run, you will be less able to burn calories on your own. Why? Because you have lost part of your calorie burning machine due to the hopeless cardio mythology. So, you might ask: what is the best diet to lose weight, fast? In the “basic caloric equation”, we established that the diet part (calorie in) is the most important part in body mass transformation (65.32% to be exact, join our facebook page to find out the 15 more digits after the “.”). Therefore, the fastest way to lose weight would be to eat nothing at all! Or to fast (“fast” is a verb, means eating nothing, it is awful). I mean, come on! That was obvious! Let’s add this that: “the AIDS patients also lose weight really quickly”. So, if you were to combine the two and…. Just kidding! Changing your diet can be very hard, dangerous and complicated (not as dangerous as getting AIDS tough). In fact, changing your diet will change you as a person! Literary! (Not just your physical form, but also your mode, ability to generate thoughts and accomplish tasks.) Humans are chemical computers! If you change the chemical input, the result will be different totally! So, just do a thorough study on what you want to do with the diet and supplements. So, now that we have established cardio is for losers and diet is a complicated subject; what else is left? Ahhh, the good old pumping iron! Doing weight training is like cardio (in burning calories), plus the added benefit of gaining muscle mass (which will increase you caloric need in future). So, if you do a weight lifting session, you are going to burn fat, both during that session; and then two weeks later, when you are sitting and watching TV. How? Don’t worry, your new muscle mass is going to burn your fat for you. Your new muscle mass is like a portable elliptical that is burning calories every minutes of every day. What are the most important muscles that are good for burning fat? This is another gem (that Joe Rogan doesn’t want you to know! lol). It is your legs. To be honest I think I have heard Joe Rogan has even pointed to this in his podcast before. So, some of your largest muscles are in the lower part of your buddy (not that one!). If you don’t skip the leg days, you are going to have a bigger calorie burning system to get them abs. The fact that you are forced to use your legs every (of course for walking) helps a lot. You see, if you have larger muscles on your legs, you are going to burn more calorie just via walking. At the end of this article, it is only fair to share with you the following gallery of very informative memes. Father forgive us, for all of these gains.