There isn’t a magic pill, or a secret formula to weight loss. It all boils down to burning more calories than you consume. The real confusion comes from trying to figure out how to do that, and do it safely. While a severely limited calorie diet can help you lose pounds, it can be counterproductive if you ruin your health while you are at it. Starvation diets don’t work because they don’t allow your body to receive all the nutrients that it needs to function. People who lose weight too quickly also run the risk of regaining it again – and more. The formula is simple – eat less and exercise. Burn more calories than you consume.