It is not enough to eat healthier meals. You also have to burn as much or more calories in your daily activities than you take in. Machines at the gym are notorious for overestimating calories burned and people are notorious for underestimating how much they are actually eating. It is also not beneficial to “starve” yourself thin for quick results. You will be too tired to exercise, you will be grouchy and lose friends, and you will not be able to sustain that kind of eating behavior for very long. Getting in shape and becoming healthy is a life style change…that if taken slowly and done safely can last forever. Believe me, I know!