It is also important to realise that your body needs a pretty good amount of calories just to function (heartbeat, breathing, brain function etc.). My gym had this machine which gave an estimate of how many I needed and I was surprised to find it was 1600! I'm 24 roughly 130lbs and very active (I'm military) but I never expected such a high number.
The way the health and wellness rep explained it to me I MUST consume at least 1600 calories per day, when I workout I need to give my body more if I want to lose weight don't give as much as I burned but still some.
So I start at 1600 say I burn 400 working out that makes 2000 and if I want to lose weight I'll only eat 1700-1800 and my body can help make up the difference by burning fat. When I started following this method I saw WAY more results.
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