Can you achieve a calorie deficit without counting calories?
You can achieve a calorie deficit without counting calories, but you still need to pay attention to what foods you’re eating and how much.
Signe said: “Some people can achieve a calorie deficit without counting calories but health is very personal.
“As with any journey, you have to know where you’re at and where you’re going. To achieve a calorie deficit, you need to know how many calories you’re taking in and from where.
“For some people, it can be enough to eat less nutrient-poor, energy-dense foods, including cookies, ice cream and sweets, and, instead, fill their diet with nutrient-rich, energy-poor foods, including vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and fruits.
“Meanwhile, others need to pay even more attention to what foods they eat and the amount.”
If you’re worried about becoming too obsessed with counting calories or have previously suffered from an eating disorder, focussing on eating in a calorie deficit might be the wrong choice for you.