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Better to count calories or fat grams?

Getting back into my weight loss adventure after baby #3...exercise and eating better. When I lost weight before, I chose to count calories and only eat a certain amount a day. Worked great! I lost about 50 lbs. A friend of mine lost about the same counting fat grams. Which is easier? Better?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:15 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (6)

  • I think it's all about counting calories.You have to burn more than you take in.

    Answer by Tikismom at 11:27 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Countin calories

    Answer by smiley745 at 11:02 AM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • It is all about living a healthy lifestyle:

    Make sure that you are drinking enough water, at least 8 8oz glasses a day.
    Eat a half pound of non-starchy vegetables every day.
    Don’t buy junk food
    Walk, or do other exercise, for at least 20 minutes a day, at least 3 times a week.
    Eat an apple or big pile of veggies before meals.
    Eat 7-8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, in at least 3 different colors.
    Eat 5-6 servings of whole grains a day.
    Eat at least two servings of legumes a day.
    Cut way back on meat and dairy.

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:11 AM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • Counting calories

    Answer by sstepph at 8:33 AM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Calories, but also paying attention to what KINDS of fats you eat. SOme are beneficial and some are nasty.

    Answer by KTMOM at 3:42 PM on Mar. 4, 2011

  • My husband just got back from Duke University's weight loss program, and he's basically counting calories, but paying attention to all nutritional content.

    Answer by elasmimi at 9:05 AM on Mar. 18, 2011

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