So I've dieted most of my life and through the frustration of it all, I have realized two very important facts!! One, a pound does NOT equal 3500 calories! And two, you don't have to cut out all the "taboo" foods to lose weight! For one the calories attached to a food depend on the food, ie; I can eat way more protein than carbs....same calorie count, different outcome! I gain eating the higher calorie count of carbs and lose with the higher calorie count of protein!! And two, when I cut out all the "taboo" foods deemed to be "cheat" foods, I crave them and eventually eat all of them...and I mean all So I don't cut them out anymore and have finally figured out what does work!! Only took 20 years, lol!!
I get a lot of private msgs. asking me what I do, well here it is in a nutshell.....
I track ALL my food on HSK's tracker (Health Sidekick) or right off my computer if I'm @ work") I also, log my weight. This tracker's the best, hands down because the allowable calories change daily based on my weight logged, keeping my weight loss from becoming stagnant which I love!!
I walk up to 7 times a week and try to lift weights 3 times a week. Anything additional, I don't log
I follow a few forums, one being this one and the other's "No2Binge" on HSK.
So there you go, that's what I do and it works great!!