As everyone else said-- baby steps. You already know how to eat healthy. You already know that cakes, cookies, extra sugar, too much fat, too much of anything-- is not going to get you your goals. It is how you choose to use the site and how you choose to live your lifestyle.
If working on just eating right now-- go for it. Track what you eat without really making any changes to your daily intake. Get your base first. make tweaks to the base.
For example, look at what is in your fat intake-- where is the fat coming from? Can you shave off a few fat grams by making some changes?
Personally i don't count calories. I never really did. I count the nutrients instead. i make sure i get in my vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, proteins, fats and water daily. I find when I do that correctly, i feel awesome. I have energy to burn, i sleep fantastic, i wake rested instead of groggy, my skin clears, my hair and nails grow. When I slip and eat something that my body doesn't like-- i notice it in my energy and sleep patterns first.
So just eating your allotment of calories will not be successful. You also have to know where those calories are coming from. But baby steps will get you there too.
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