So how much do calories matter when we want to lose weight?
Short answer: A lot. But the good news is you can still lose weight without counting a single calorie.
When the goal is fat loss, the only absolute requirement is a caloric deficit. That means we want to burn more calories than we’re taking in. This is the reason why calories are so important for weight loss. HOWEVER, calories do not have to be a main focus if we want to lose weight. In fact, we don’t even have to think about them AT ALL and we can still be successful.
In this episode, I’m making my case for why you don’t need to count calories and what you can do instead.