Just out of curiosity, was this person a registered dietician? Do you know what kind of credentials they had to be dispensing advice to someone else about their weight loss?
If not, I would be cautious before accepting their advice. Not that people who aren't registered dieticians can't give you good advice, but if it's someone like a personal trainer or a supplement hawker, you can't really trust their credentials.
There's something to be said for it, because if your macros are where they're supposed to be, likely your calories are too; but you can't really have one without the other. There is one way to lose weight: Eating fewer calories than you burn. All calories are not created equal, and yes, there is such a thing as unhealthy foods which can hurt your body, but if you meet your macro goals and your calories are over what you're burning, you're not going to lose weight, plain and simple.
You do need to eat a balanced, healthy diet that meets your body's nutritional needs, but if you lose weight while doing so, it's because you managed to eat fewer calories than you burned.
Although it seems to me like trying to track all your macros is just as complicated as counting calories, in the end.
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 3/23/2013 (13:44)
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