Right now I am. I have been stuck in a rut for a long time, and counting calories was getting tedious and I was starting to hate it. I decided to start over and focus on being active and making healthy choices, while avoiding unhealthy snacks and grazing (the things that got me in trouble in t he first place.) My goal first is to maintain while getting back on track, then shift to adding more exercise, and then if I'm not amking progress, go back to calories.
It's worth a try, but I've been at the calorie counting thing for over a year now; I've got a pretty good idea of what is a serving. Portion control is the trick. Learning what a real portion is (no, that 12 ounce steak at Outback is NOT a reasonable serving size... it's FOUR!) by sight is the trick. If you learn to stick to a palm-sized portion of meat, for example, you're going to do fine. I also use the government food plate to compose my meals: www.choosemyplate.gov
I know about what I can have at each meal and get enough to support my needs, while still losing weight. It seems to be working... I lost .4 lbs last week. ;)
Give it a try. If, after a few weeks, it doesn't seem to be helping, you may have to go back to calorie-counting!
Here's a good place to start learning portion sizes:
First test your knowledge to see how well you know your portions: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/quizzes_quest
Then come here to learn what portions SHOULD be! www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog. fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/
| current weight: 186.4