Well done on your weight loss! Oh that’s a hard one… I count calories, and have been for the last 7 years or so, and it’s worked well enough so far, but I have slipped many times… I went from roughly 190 lbs to my current 145 over about 7 years. So I wasn’t “huge” to start with, and I’m neither huge nor skinny now (I’m 5’4). I am still counting calories on a daily basis, and I’m trying to lose weight, and I find that it’s the best way for me to go about it, but my partner who needs to lose quite a bit of weight, hates counting calories.
– Easy: weight food, check the calorie content
– Simple as long as you cook (can count individual ingredient calorie content) or calories are listed on package
– Accountable: you can’t delude yourself
– Scientific: if you consume less calories than you burn, then you’ll lose weight
– Easy! No cutting out foods (or even worse: food groups)
– Teaches you to look at food differently: you could have a lot of fruit and veg (which will fill you up) for the same amount of calories as a chocolate bar (which will give you a sugar rush, then you’ll crash and feel like crap, and most likely will get you reaching for another bar)
– Can be tedious
– You’re one of “those” women who count calories
– Hard to know calorie content when you eat out or at someone else’s house
– Doesn’t take into consideration other factors when trying to lose weight: stress, too much salt in your diet, lack of sleep, over-exercising/ under-eating will prevent you from losing weight; although on paper, you’re doing everything right
– When you lose weight, you might be tempted to restrict your diet even more, and not eat enough, which is counter-productive
I think this covers everything… Do you use myfitnesspal or similar website/ app?