It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re trying to lose weight. With so many popular diets that people talk about or share on social media — keto, intermittent fasting, Whole30, Atkins, vegan, Paleo — it’s hard to decide exactly what to do to lose the weight.
In reality, weight loss can be as simple as calories in, calories out, or CICO. We spoke to several woman who lost 75 pounds or more using this simple principle. Through tracking apps, making room for their favorite treats, and cutting out liquid calories, they were able to zero in on how many calories they should eat a day to be successful in losing weight.
Scroll through to find out some of their best calorie-counting tips. It may inspire you to start a food journal and keep track of every bite.