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Calorie counting is the worst way to diet

Anonymous
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If you eat fewer calories than you burn you're on the fast track to anorexia, btw. Calorie counting is the worst way to diet because your body NEEDS a standard 2000 calorie diet to keep functioning. Limiting your calories only results in starving yourself. Just eat healthier it's really not that hard. You don't need to count calories the process is pointless.

Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:48 PM
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kristin_1984
by Gold Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:53 PM
I count carbs because when I was pregnant with my last baby, I had gestational diabetes, and I had to count carbs. I have a good chance of developing diabetes after age 40, so i am still trying to keep on track with the carb counting.
lalaballet
by Wrapper on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:54 PM
I pay no attention to calories. Just carbs.
-Spider-
by on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:56 PM

I watch Carbs. I don't count calories. If I had an issue over eating all the time then yeah I might, but I am fine.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:57 PM
2000 is a gross over estimate. And it varies per person. For me 1200 is right. Anymore and I gain weight.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 7:58 PM
I limit my carbs to under 75 and I keep my net calories under 1200. It works for me.
jennierenna
by Silver Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:04 PM
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You could eat the healthiest foods in the world but if you're still taking in more than you're burning you can't lose weight, at all. The maths not there.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:07 PM
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2000 calories is intended for a 175 pound active (not necessarily athletic) adult male. Most women need less than 2000 per day.
fullxbusymom
by Sapphire Member on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:11 PM

My dietitian told me to keep it to 1,200 calories a day and do to GD I have to limit sugar and carbs as well due to the chances of developing diabetes as I age. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:12 PM

I'm 250 lbs, so I need more than 2000 calories per day.

Quoting Anonymous 4: 2000 calories is intended for a 175 pound active (not necessarily athletic) adult male. Most women need less than 2000 per day.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Mar. 30, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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Bullshit. Counting calories works.
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