There are a lot of calorie counters out there: websites, apps, watches, and calculators of all sorts. That’s because calories are how we’ve historically measured a food’s value. The idea was that if you want to lose weight, you count calories, right?
Well, what if I told you that simply counting calories is totally misguided, and even counterproductive? In other words, when we count calories, we’re making the mistake of “not seeing the forest through the trees” when it comes to diets and weight loss.
Here’s why you should stop counting calories, plus 5 essential components that every effective and sustainable weight loss program should include.