Is calorie counting important for weight loss?
Answer is "No". Its not important. Here are some reasons, Why it is not important?
Reason 1: Calories are based on our weight, height, food and some other stuffs (calculations). You could not calculate exact amount of the calories in food. Because It may vary depending upon the digestion and food condition ( Also if it is in same weight Ex: 100g). For example, If you are taking one boiled egg, the calorie of the egg may vary after the digestion. I mean, if our digestion process is not good, then it will not produce or give the same calories to our body. It may vary one person to another person. So the calorie level may increase or decrease based on your health and body condition.
Reason 2: Most of the calories counting is based on weight and food. For example 1 pound (0.5 kg) is equal to 3500 calories (approximately). They will say if reduce or burn 3500 calories in your body, you will lose 1 pound of your body weight. If I'm 120 pounds of weight, I have 420000 calories, right? If I burn 3500 calories per week, I will lose 52 pounds (26 kg) per year, right? What about the second year, and third year?
First Year => 120 - 52 = 68 pounds
Second Year => 68 - 52 = 16 pounds
Third Year => 16 - 52 = You/I may be disappeared or vaporized. (Just Fun). It won't happen.
Here I know very well, you will eat more while burning calories. But the information is - Our body contains the following :
Reason 3: You could not calculate exact amount of burned calories in your workout. Because, your body automatically reducing or burning calories everyday. How is it happening? - Because your inner organs are doing their duty all time, if you are doing work out or not. Also calorie burning will differ man to man.
What should i do?
Instead of counting calories, concentrate on natural and good foods. Your body will do rest of them (I mean weight loss) . Dr. Mark Hyman will help you to find good foods, and teach you how it works? His diets are based on Paleo and LCHF. But it gives you better result than others.
See More about this: http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/04/10/calories-dont-matter/
Key to Automatics Weight Loss: http://drhyman.com/blog/2014/05/19/key-automatic-weight-loss/