I started on my self made diet about 11 months ago by only counting calories I of course omitted all fast foods from my diet. I eat more fruits and vegetables and turkey, chicken and fish. No fried foods either and I now have realized that I eat a lot more, just by sticking with the healthy stuff. I since then have lost 60 pounds.
I did start by only eating 1,000 calories now I allow myself the extra. I'm happy to have made the decision in eating healthy for me and my family. I love your recipes.
01/16/2010 - 2:30pm
Actually I do keep a food journal. Every single bite of food/drink that touches my lips gets logged on calorie count... I eat between 900(0n a bad day) and 1200... 1400 max.. I am quite over weight and am changing my eating habits so I make sure I log everything..
01/13/2010 - 4:11am
If I don't get sufficient exercise, I lower my calorie budget to below 1500. I keep track of it all with the WONDERFUL free app Lose It!
01/12/2010 - 2:16pm
I follow South Beach Diet guidelines with a few modifications--Don't count calories. Have tried that with other diets and find it arduous and usually abandon the idea.
01/09/2010 - 5:53pm
I eat about 2500 calories a day, but I also exercise about 3000 calories a week. My weight has been stable for about a year after losing over 45 pounds.
01/08/2010 - 8:27pm
It's way too hard to keep track of calories consumed on top of everything else I have to do throughout the day!!
01/07/2010 - 9:57pm
I use Fitday.com to track my nutritional goals. When I started keeping track I was eating about 2300 calories per day. 1500 calories isn't much. It is important to be choosy about what I put in my mouth. It has to taste wonderful, look wonderful and for the most part be nutritious. I've lost about 30 pounds in the last 5 months and I am relatively sedentary. Looking forward to exercising so I can eat more!
01/07/2010 - 7:22pm
I track my nutritional goals on Fitday.com, a great site which keeps me on target.
01/07/2010 - 7:17pm
I am a 61 year old male. I use the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR) formula to determine my ideal caloric intake to maintain my weight at 165 pounds. My ideal caloric intake is 1803 calories. I have tracked my meals and maintained less than that for 3 months and have lost 15 pounds to reach 165 pounds.
01/07/2010 - 7:04pm
I seldom eat more than 1000 calories a day and I am 40 pounds over weight. I have decided that calories don't count.