This is from an article arguing against our fetishization of counting calories and BMI but the conclusion contains an important truth that should be applied more broadly:
Humans come in many shapes and sizes. Some people can truly eat whatever they desire and not gain a pound; others chew on leaves and remain portly. The lengths we go to calorie count isn’t a sign of health; it’s orthorexia, which creates cortisol, another factor in weight gain.
Don’t be fooled by the arrogance of simplicity.
Derek Beres Do Caliries Even Count
It’s all too easy to fall for simplistic solutions and slogans. It’s also a reminder to question established truths.