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Top Trainers Share How to Lose Weight in 2 Weeks

Reader's Digest Logo By Lindsay Tigar of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 10: While you can file this under things you already know to be true, personal trainer Chrissy Lundgren says too many people discount the impact of making simple adjustments. As a general recipe to lose weight, you need to eat less than you burn each day, she says. Meaning the fewer calories you consume, the more weight you'll lose. 'You don't need snacks in between meals. Your body will fend for itself and burn off excess fat and stored energy in between those clean meals. Cut calorie intake,' she says. Here's how to figure out how many calories in a pound you need to shed—it's not what you think.

Decrease your calorie intake

While you can file this under things you already know to be true, personal trainer Chrissy Lundgren says too many people discount the impact of making simple adjustments. As a general recipe to lose weight, you need to eat less than you burn each day, she says. Meaning the fewer calories you consume, the more weight you'll lose. 'You don't need snacks in between meals. Your body will fend for itself and burn off excess fat and stored energy in between those clean meals. Cut calorie intake,' she says. Here's how to figure out how many calories in a pound you need to shed—it's not what you think.

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