Do I Need To Count Calories?

Long-term calorie counting is not necessary for the majority of people. However there is definitely some value to had from tracking your food intake for a number of weeks and monitoring the results. This helps you learn the true energy cost of foods you routinely consume allowing you to make better and more informed decisions long after you have finished your experiment. For those who want to get down to really low body fat levels then meticulously monitoring and tracking food-intake might well be a necessary inconvenience!