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2/22/13 1:20 A

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If you want to lose weight, you need to know how many calories you're putting into your body. It is surprising how many calories are in certain food items. You can either count calories or go on a diet like Jenny Craig, or E-Diets, or Biggest Loser, where a prepared menu is sent to you so that you don't have to plan or cook or count calories. Just pop the meal in the microwave. I've never personally been on Weight Watchers but I believe they count points. You still have to measure your food, though, so that you know how much you're eating. If you only ate vegetables and MOST fruits, you could probably get away with eating as much as you wanted with out measuring or counting calories. But, most of us want to eat carbs like bread, rice, and pasta, bananas, some fats like oils, nuts and nut butters,and avocados, and dairy products, and even meat. When you eat high caloric foods, you've got to count calories or you can so easily go over the amount of calories you need to lose weight. That's how we all got here anyway, right? : )

SparkPeople has a great app. for counting calories.

Edited by: BENTON1948 at: 2/22/2013 (01:21)
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2/22/13 12:41 A

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new to this site and really loving eating clean and following Tosca Reno and her books. I am just so confused on do you count calories or don't you??? she basically says eat well and exercise and don't. or did i miss something? i am staring workouts this week and blogging my journey so i want to do it right. help!

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