Should you count calories, or not count calories? It seems to be the age-old debate between medical professionals and dietitians. On the one hand, many experts will say that the quality of the food matters more—focusing on a diet full of nutritious whole foods and complex carbohydrates. While others will say that fully understanding the quantity of the food is what helps you to lose weight—focusing on counting calories and macronutrients.
However, there are quite a few experts that say focusing on the quality as well as the quantity of your food is important. And while it’s easy to set a healthy plate and focus on eating nutritious foods, what does this mean in terms of counting calories? How many calories should you be eating to lose weight?