Weight loss is a fine balance between the number of calories you take in and the number you expend by the physical activity you do every day. So if you take in more than you consume, the result is weight gain. If there's a balance, you stay the same weight. But it's only when the balance is skewed by you using more calories than you eat that you can truly begin to lose some weight.
Now the all-important question, in the name of fitness, how many calories should you eat?