“Calories in, calories out” is a popular concept that suggests that as long as you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight. But is it really that simple?
For decades, this concept has been the go-to for weight loss advice. It’s the foundation of many diets and fitness programs. But despite its popularity, many people struggle to lose weight despite religiously reducing calories and watching how much they eat.
The “calories in, calories out” concept is oversimplified and flawed. There are many factors that influence weight loss, and reducing it to a simple equation ignores the complexity of our bodies and the science of weight loss. In this article, I will explore why this approach doesn’t work and what you can do instead to achieve sustainable weight loss.