Yes, but probably not as much as a straight numbers analysis would predict. The bottom line is that your body will go to great lengths to remain at a stable weight, regardless of your actual calorie intake. So what’s the take-home message?
If you want to change your weight and your life for good, focus on the habits, attitudes, and situations that influence the calories you consume and burn instead of on the calories themselves. It certainly doesn’t hurt to be aware of the calorie content of the foods you commonly eat, especially those you consume outside the home, but don’t get caught in a numbers game. Continue reading »