On this message board you will get tons of different answers. I count serving sizes and that works for me because I don't get triggered by counting calories.
If you have been successful with counting calories then do that!
My advise would be not to compare yourself to your friend or not go on the same plan. Also, before you start your weight loss journey with her, decide on the terms.
My friends and I go to the gym and eat out all the time. We are all on different plans and it works because we decided not to talk about food and weight.
I have faced it. Having tasted, a life wasted. Oh, I erased it, I'm NEVER going back again- E. Vedder
1/20/10 Weight Restored from 90-109 pounds.
| current weight: 100.0