Why You Should Stop Counting Calories to Lose Weight

Clock09:00, Sunday 14th April 2024

Counting and restricting the number of calories you consume is a well established strategy for losing weight. Many people and fitness influencers swear by it, but scientists tend to disagree...

So we've sent our own scientist, Dr Oliver Bridgewood PhD, on a mission to explain why it doesn't work, but, also why it kind of does.

00:00 Intro What is calorie counting?
00:52 What are the benefits of calorie counting?
01:37 What Is A Calorie?
01:58 Does Calorie Counting Work?
04:03 Can You Accurately Measure Calories?
05:20 Does Cooking Change Calories?
05:55 How many calories do you burn in a day?
07:02 Are all calories the same?
08:36 Why calorie counting ISN'T a complete waste of time
10:40 The benefits of a food diary
11:33 Periodise your carb intake
13:00 So should I count calories?

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