With technology on the rise and smart phones appearing in hands on every corner, it’s no surprise that more and more people are counting calories. When I reflect on smart phone apps that track calories, I find myself in a caloric dilemma.
On one hand, as people track the calories of what they eat, they are becoming more knowledgeable about the foods they eat and in turn hopefully begin to make healthy food choices. Phone apps are great for this reason. People are tuning into nutrition in a way they never have before, and it’s an easy and quick way to do so.
On the other hand, I never want to encourage clients to only count their calories. Sure, the equation to lose weight is calories in vs calories out, but eating healthy is more than just numbers. Calories alone do not dictate which foods are healthy and unhealthy….