Why calorie counting isn't working for you
Calorie counting: it sounds simple enough. If you want to lose weight, you just make sure you expend more calories than you consume. If that sounds even slightly complicated, the wonderful people that make your food tell you exactly how much you should eat.
But wait! The weight isn't coming off. Your meticulous calorie counting just isn't adding up. The good news is you're not alone. According to a survey from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), people routinely miscalculate their caloric intake, often underreporting the amount consumed. But even if you pinky swear that your calorie counting journal is completely accurate, that still might mean nothing in your quest to lose weight. Here's why.