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The scales or a pretty poor measure. Drink a litre of water and you have put on 1kg...oh no what have I done, go to the toilet loose 1kg yippee diet is working.
But over time yes it will show a correlation
The problem with counting calories is that although you might be able to estimate intake fairly accurately, independently estimating your daily burn isnâ€™t very precise. But, if your weight is remaining steady, then you know that calories in must = calories out. If it wasnâ€™t then your weight would change.
The way you do it without actually counting total calories is to look at your eating habits and substitute one of your daily high calorie foods for a lower calorie equivalent. Eg replace that bag of chips with an apple. Youâ€™re working off changes, not absolutes.
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Two many variables-have two glasses of water instead of one there's 250gms, have a hot night and sweat there's another 250gms. Have a meal that is slow digesting-there is another 500gms.
What I'm getting at is weight can fluctuate so much due to a whole myriad of factors that have absolutely zero to do with fat loss.
So weight yourself sure, but do it every week or two. By doing it everyday I've seen people get distraught and give up unnecessarily when their 'weight gain or loss' was nothing more than water or stuff in the bowels
I don't like it because it's tedious, annoying, and imprecise to me. And I have single digit bodyfat %, so I have no problem with "reality." The metrics I track are weight and body fat%. Screw calories.