Precision Nutrition Part 1 “Calorie Counting”

 

 

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The surprising problem with Calorie Counting.

Part 1: ‘Calories In’.

By John Berardi Ph.D. and Helen Kollias Ph.D.

As we shed the layers of winter for spring, we want to shed some light on a very common nutritional practice, Calorie Counting.  Thanks to Precision Nutrition, we’ve got a terrific infographic to help you understand the science of Calorie Counting and get a better understanding of some of the problems associated with it. Stayed tuned for for Part 2 of this article towards the end of the week.

Most people who count calories for weight loss or weight management assume it’s an exact science. It’s not. Here we outline 5 reasons calorie counting (i.e. logging your food to calculate intake) is fundamentally flawed.

Check out the full article of Part 1 here: Precision Nutrition Calorie Counting to learn why, today, the 5 biggest (and surprising) problems with calorie counting as it relates to the “calories in” side of the energy balance equation.

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