The Bulletin of the World Health Organization suggests that instead of tracking calories, people should consider decreasing portions to make healthy eating easier. Weight status is about the types of foods we consume as well as the portions. Restaurant portions have reached astronomical sizes, and this is what we are now accustomed to. By reducing intake at meals, people take in less energy overall, leading to better weight control in most instances.It takes eliminating 500 calories per day to lose one pound in a weeks time. This can be done through diet, exercise, or a combination of both.
References: Brooke Schohl, MS, RD | For Active.com