You’ve heard it a million times. In order to lose weight, all you need to remember is that calories in should be less than calories out. It's another way of saying "Eat less, move more."
There’s a whole industry built around this belief. While some programs are finally breaking free from this paradigm, there are still plenty of books, apps, and websites dedicated to calorie-counting. Just the thought of having to keep a running tally of them is depressing.
Do you really believe your body is a simple account ledger with income on one side and expenses on the other? You–and your body–are more sophisticated than that. Read on.