Weight loss is simple: if you burn more calories than you consume, you’ll drop pounds. But too many guys still underestimate how much they eat and overestimate how many calories they burn. Avoid the guesswork and keep a food journal for a week. Count up exactly how many calories you’re averaging. You may be surprised.
Now start eating 500 fewer calories per day—that’s about the amount in one meal. Of course, we’re not saying to cut out dinner. But cut back on your portion sizes and limit your carbs. Any junk or processed food you’re eating should be the first to go.