Even if maths is your strong suit, you might not be counting up those calories right. New research has shown that a third of UK adults underestimate their calorie intake, with men consuming over 3,000 calories yet thinking they’ve eaten around 2,000, and women eating 2,300 but assuming their intake is 1,500. In response, Dr Emil Hodzovic from Medichecks suggests we need to strike a balance. Counting calories is a great way to kick off a healthy lifestyle for those of us stuck in our unhealthy ways, but it might not be sustainable long-term. He also stresses the importance of what we eat as opposed to how much, highlighting the need for single ingredient foods like veggies, whole grains and protein, with the odd treat now and then.