The history of dieting by calorie counting shows why it should stay in the past, experts say

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Calorie counting has been the basis of weight-loss programs for more than a century.

It’s still a popular way to approach losing weight, whether it be keeping below a certain calorie limit on fasting days or using an app to calculate “calories in” versus “calories out”.

But many leading experts are now calling for that to change.

They say calorie counting is based on flawed, obsolete science.

And they say our obsession with the calorie has actually served to make us fatter.

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