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FITMOM1969 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/1/12 5:31 A

i count carbs because of my blood sugar

WILSON1926 SparkPoints: (0)
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11/1/12 3:48 A


ELLEKTRA Posts: 2,911
11/1/12 2:44 A

just calories

BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
11/1/12 2:10 A

Carbs. I'm prediabetic and the dr said watch the carbs carefully.

BLOOMING52 Posts: 2,676
10/31/12 11:12 P


KKLENNERT809 Posts: 10,742
10/31/12 10:16 P


MONIEE2 SparkPoints: (152,211)
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Posts: 4,739
10/31/12 10:12 P


KAYE454 Posts: 3,470
10/31/12 10:05 P


JOYCECAIN SparkPoints: (136,892)
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10/31/12 9:42 P

Just calories.

HOCKEYCHICK0207 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/31/12 9:37 P

Just calories. My choices and variety are nutritious. It's just portions and boredom snacking I need to watch.

SAILSCALL SparkPoints: (59,836)
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10/31/12 8:53 P

Calories and protein interest me most

CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
10/31/12 6:45 P

Calories, Carbs, Fat, Protein, Fibre, Sodium

SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (181,188)
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10/31/12 6:04 P

Carbs, Calories, Fat & Protein

LULUCALLY SparkPoints: (18,423)
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Posts: 833
10/31/12 4:35 P

I track everything I eat. When I began looking at my daily reports, I realized I was always low on protein. Maybe that's why I am so tired. Now I monitor calories, carbs, protein, and vitamin B. I work toward keeping it all in balance.

BESCATS SparkPoints: (238,436)
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10/31/12 1:43 P


KARALEAM Posts: 4,946
10/31/12 1:16 P


13ICANDOIT13 Posts: 266
10/31/12 1:14 P

Calories for now carbs soon

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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10/31/12 1:06 P

DIDS, no offense, but even a "clean eater" can overeat and gain weight. Just sayin'....

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/31/12 12:54 P

I don't count anything. I eat clean so there is really no need.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (0)
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10/31/12 10:54 A

Cals. carbs. fiber and protien.

STARMONICA SparkPoints: (214,157)
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10/31/12 10:26 A

I try my best

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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10/31/12 10:23 A

I track everything and try to stay in balance.

BJPENNY70 Posts: 4,806
10/31/12 9:16 A

I use the nutritional tracker everyday. I track everything.

DARJR50 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/31/12 9:15 A


TIG123GER SparkPoints: (77,547)
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10/31/12 9:11 A

Since we started eating vegan, I don't really worry too much but try to stay within the SP goal ranges for everything.

KKKAREN Posts: 12,754
10/31/12 8:47 A

Mostly just calories but I try to stay in the recommended range of carbs too.

MYUTMOST4HIM Posts: 11,453
10/31/12 8:47 A

cal and sodium

SKINNYMISSKASEY SparkPoints: (114,139)
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10/31/12 8:46 A

Calories but I try to keep most of my carbs complex ones due to my hypogylcemia

STEPHANIE202007 SparkPoints: (4,258)
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10/31/12 8:40 A

i count just calories ive been on a diet for a month and i dont want to make it to complicated yet

GINNABOOTS Posts: 8,529
10/31/12 8:39 A

just calories

ARTSYGIRLV2 Posts: 1,232
10/31/12 8:37 A


GOAL40TH Posts: 669
10/31/12 8:27 A

carbs. all the way!

TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,292
10/31/12 7:43 A

mostly calories.

TCANNO SparkPoints: (328,297)
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10/31/12 7:42 A

same here everything

KRISUA SparkPoints: (269,955)
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10/31/12 4:59 A

everythng, also proteins, fats and fiber

NETTI42 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/31/12 2:20 A

I am diabetic so I have to count carbs and calories

LEELYN95 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/31/12 1:10 A


SUSANBEAMON Posts: 10,897
10/31/12 1:04 A

calories, although i do check that my balance of nutrients is good. I do not listen to people who vilify carbs. i do not believe they are feeding their brains properly.

LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
10/31/12 12:58 A

count calories ..... but do check at end of day to see if had right balance of protein, fats, carbs - and got enough calcium, vitamins, minerals etc

BARBWMS Posts: 1,396
10/31/12 12:36 A

Calories.. and looking for a sustainable balance so everything is there in the right proportions.... my body likes carbs too much to give them up.. and I'm losing just fine.

RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,837
10/30/12 11:23 P


KAYE454 Posts: 3,470
10/30/12 11:00 P


MUMSWORD Posts: 56
10/30/12 10:47 P

I haven't been doing either and I am losing weight by eating healthy (watching my portions, cutting out bad foods/drinks like salty chips and soda and getting my protein in the morning) and regular check ups with my doctor), drinking water, and swimming twice a week and walking in between. For me, if I count, count, count, I get locked in and frustrated. So, this has enabled me to lose 50 pounds this year! My doctor says I am right on target and it is working! Everyone is different though. emoticon

Edited by: MUMSWORD at: 10/30/2012 (22:52)
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
10/30/12 10:46 P

I watch it all thanks to SP

YOJULEZ SparkPoints: (15,981)
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10/30/12 10:45 P

I keep an eye on it, but honestly I care more about calories and protein than carbs. But, I never get much over 200g a day in carbs, and many days I barely even hit the low number of my range. Heck even today I had a sandwich for lunch (with bread obviously) and some pasta with dinner, and I'm still only at 173g, when my bottom number is 170.

As long as the hot chocolate fits in with your calorie range, go for it.

ETHELMERZ SparkPoints: (249,799)
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10/30/12 10:28 P

I buy the instant Suisse Mocha s/f, f/f mixes in the rectangle cans in the coffee section,those taste great and not too sickeningly sweet the way the sugarfree or low sugar drinks taste. Folgers also makes a sugar free double Mocha drink that is tasty, bigger can than the Suisse Mocha. We count calories and carbs, but not down to the last point, the weight comes off anyway, no need to get so nit picky about it.............keep in mind, it's lifetime eating, you have to eat that way, even if you reach goal, can't get away from it, may as well enjoy it.

SHAKEUPTAMPA SparkPoints: (0)
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10/30/12 10:04 P

I count both along with protein and fat, some days I am shy in areas and other days I am over. More often I am not hitting the protein goal, staying low on the carbs, and hitting fat just perfect. Only going over calories 1-2x a month if we get to go to my favorite steak house.

Work it in or look for low carb hot chocolate, I know it's made! You might even find you like another recipe better, check in

KACEYSW Posts: 5,207
10/30/12 9:47 P

I count both and try to make sure that both are high quality and not just wasted.

KELLY_SP SparkPoints: (137,358)
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10/30/12 6:11 P


Just like with everything else, I think as long as you work it into your daily nutritional values (you can find those by going to MY TRACKERS and then MY NUTRITION) you should be fine.


Be well,

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
10/30/12 3:35 P

just wondering! I'm going into the hot chocolate mode and would love to partake of some on these cold shivery nights. It has carbs, though. Any of you just counting calories and still losing weight?

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