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Close up of calculator - counting calories

Ultimately, there is no simple answer – and perhaps no right answer – to this question. In theory, counting calories can help you determine and achieve the appropriate caloric deficit required to lose weight, particularly if you have the time to prepare meals in advance; however, for most people, it’s not an easy task and can be an imprecise method for achieving your nutritional goals, particularly if you are seeking long-term changes. For those interested in counting calories, Healthline provides some great tips to help you succeed, including: measuring tips, helpful apps and more.

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