People obsess about reducing calorie intake without realizing the fact that calories give you energy to function. You shouldn’t be fretting about counting calories as long as you have good energy levels throughout the day and your weight is neither too high or too low. People with specific health goals like weight loss usually count calories, but unrealistic expectations often render this exercise unsustainable and this leads to increased frustration. If you’re counting calories, make sure you take small steps that are sustainable. Focus on small wins that will keep you motivated. If you are not counting calories, follow some ground rules like avoiding too many sugary drinks and starting to learn how to read labels.