Counting calories without regard to the quality of the food you are eating will not do much in helping you with any weight loss goals. You can’t try to lose weight by watching your calories and eat processed junk foods all day. It is the difference between eating 500 calories in chips and candy or 500 calories in lean protein and vegetables. You are skipping essential nutrients and sabotaging your metabolism which is critical when trying to lose weight. There are many foods that you can include in your diet to help speed up your metabolism, lose body fat, and stay feeling full longer.