6 Tips to Make Calories Count — Instead of Counting Calories

When it comes to dieting, it’s easy to wish for a magic number.

But I’ve seen too many patients rely on calorie count as the answer. Sure, it matters how many calories you eat in a day. But fixating on that number can cause problems, too. It can become like a game: “If I eat this candy bar, that’s 200 calories toward my total. I’ll skip a snack later.”

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