We are quickly becoming a world consumed with our weight. The fact is there are now HUNDREDS of millions of people who are OBESE causing multitudes of health problems that lead to negatives consequences for themselves and their family not to mention the strain it places on our healthcare system.One of the main problems that people face when trying to lose weight is that they simply don’t UNDERSTAND how the body works. Our lack of understand comes from so much BS that is thrown at us from all sides of the media. We are too busy looking at the latest weight loss programs to understand the basic fats of fat loss.Calories make you fat, not fatOftentimes when folks are looking to lose fat, they begin to cut fat out of their diet. They buy fat free and low fat product assuming this will help them lose fat. The fact is, it is not the fat, but the amount of calories that we consume that is the enemy. While it is true that a gram of fat has more calories than a gram of protein, many people eat MORE proteins and carbohydrates because they assume that fat is the enemy.Eating 3 meals per day can make you gain weightWe were always taught to eat 3 meals per day. Actually, this is wrong. The way to keep your metabolism moving quickly is to keep eating. Now, you want to gorge yourself all day, but spread out smaller, healthier meals throughout the day and keep your metabolism burning fat all day long.The scale is NOT always rightHave you ever been working out hard, running, lifting weights, I mean REALLY working out? Maybe you have been on the program for a few weeks. You feel better than ever and you are sure you are making fantastic progress. You decide to step on the scale and test your theory and, much to your surprise, BAM, you have gained a pound of weight! What the heck? How is that possible? Well, you may be in better shape than you thought. You see, muscle weight more than fat, so sometimes, the muscle we build working out causes our weight to level or even be a bit higher, BUT we have actually lost fat and are in much healthier condition. It is important for you to pay attention to how you look and feel, not just your weight.Not eating at all is the WORST thing you can do to lose weightOk, the last and perhaps most important fat loss basic we will talk about here is the idea that exists that if we don’t eat at all, we will lose weight. Well, to SOME degree, this is true. If you don’t eat, your body WILL begin to burn fat, but first of all, you will quickly become unhealthy. Your body needs a constant supply of nutrients and if it doesn’t get it, you will quickly become unhealthy. In addition, when your body is restricted of calories, it begins to enter into survival mode. This means that any calories it DOES get it will try to store as fat for later use. This is why some people who don’t eat for several days eventually end up gaining MORE weight once they begin eating again. Starvation is NOT a good fat loss technique.