There’s no getting away from the fact that the number of calories we consume plays a key role in whether we gain or lose weight.
In fact, for many years we were led to believe that it was the only variable that mattered. More recently, there’s been a backlash with many arguing that in fact we shouldn’t track calories at all.
The answer lies somewhere in the middle. If we consume more calories than we burn, we will inevitably gain weight.
But blindly chasing a calorie deficit is also a flawed strategy in the long-term, and here’s why.