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“As a daily, practice, I'd advise against it,” Fear said. “As a short-term (up to three days) experience to increase your awareness, it can be helpful to see where your calories are coming from. However, as an ongoing strategy it has many drawbacks. Long-term weight management can be attained more successfully by tuning into your body's hunger and satiety cues as the signals to eat and finish eating. Not only does this method save time and help you maintain a healthier relationship with your body, it is more accurate than counting calories or estimating your expenditure, taking into account day to day variations in the amount of energy you need.” See also: Why Calories Matter Less than You Probably Think