The Calorie Counting Diet


 Summary:

Only calories are important in weight loss. Other nutrients don't cause weight gain or loss. For example: Fiber helps keep you full so you eat less calories, and fruits and vegetables give you more food for your chomp. It really doesn't matter what you eat, you just can't go over you're Recommended Daily Caloric Intake (as suggested by your doctor). Of course, you're going to feel better, and more full, being able to eat more, if you eat healthier. It's very simple. To lose weight, you have to burn more calories than you take in. To gain weight, you have to take in more calories than you burn. If you want to maintain your weight, you just have to burn approximately the same amount of calories that you eat. It works, and it's simple. Especially for those who have a hard time sticking to diets, because you can eat what you want (you could even start the diet without exercise and see what progress is made, I don't recommend). Read the tips.

(paintwithyellow's food tips)

 Foods you can have

Breads, Grains, Cereals, Pasta, Rice
Meat and Fish
Fruit and Fruit Juices
Vegetables and Legumes (e.g. Beans)
Dairy Products - Milk, Cheese, etc
Eggs and Egg Substitutes
Nuts and Seeds
Fats and Oils
Herbs, Spices, Sauces
Beverages
Others, Snacks, Sweets, etc

Not OK
Unfavorable
Moderation
OK
Favorable

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 How To Follow The Calorie Counting Diet:

It's pretty simple. Count all the calories you take in. ALL! Don't let even one slip by because those are the ones that add up and get ya! If you exercise, make sure you find a program that calculates the amount of calories you're burning there too, and record that everyday.
     
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Hey, I'm Trina. I'm 21 years old and about 70 pounds overweight.. I love myself regardless, just finally trying to get to a healthy weight before any bad health problems come my way. I'm a college student, studying Mathematics and Statistics. I'd ...
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paintwithyellow's top tips

1.This diet is easy for those that have trouble with dieting. Once you get used to controlling your portion sizes and are comfortable with your caloric intake amount, try cutting out an unhealthy item from your diet (like soda).
2.Once you have cut out your unhealthy item and have adjusted to not having it, try cutting something else out. Continue this until you're eating all healthy foods (of course, an occasional treat is okay, just don't make it a habit as it is now).
3.At some point, exercise should be brought into the picture. Slowly is okay, as long as you're doing it. Start with twice a week for 30 minutes doing exercises that you are comfortable with, and then increase at your own pace.
4.Allow yourself one cheat day each week (if you need it). A day where you don't count your calories (or you can count them but they don't matter) and you can eat what ever you want. This works because your body is working off all week long and then having one day in the middle doesn't even make a difference.
5.Always make sure that the amount of calories that you are taking in, is lower than the amount of calories that your are burning off. In order to lose weight, you have to burn more than you eat. If you do that, you are guaranteed to lose.

About / History

My sister got me inspired to start to lose some weight after she started this sort of diet. I added my own tips to it, because I think cutting out bad foods and actually trying to eat healthy is important, as well as exercising.

     
  Why choose "The Calorie Counting Diet"?
 Promotes long term weight loss
 Maintain your goal weight
 A healthy living alternative
 Teaches sustainable weight loss skills

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