Calorie counting is a technique I firmly believe in to help effectively achieve weight loss. There is a great deal to say in its favor. Moreover, any of us who have strictly followed a diet that tracked every single food in this way knows that yes, weight is lost when using it. However, that one measure is not the only factor worth considering when it comes to effective weight management, particularly over the long term. We’ve all known this for a while, but now science is catching up to our instincts.