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New To Calorie Counting


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S: 13st0lb G: 10st6lb
Hi, I have done SW and WW but got too obsessed with it, so am waiting for my Collins calorie counting book to arrive.
Hopefully I won't get obsessed like I do on a set plan, although the others are still calorie counting really I suppose, but this way I won't get obsessed with points or worrying what to eat on green or red days.

So after that bit of life story,lol, hi everyone:)
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Hello Coco

And welcome:wave_cry:


A little of everything!
S: 12st13lb C: 11st0lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 28.2 Loss: 1st13lb(14.92%)
Hi CoCo, welcome to the mad (& yes...obsessive) world of calorie counting! I too got bogged down with the points value of everything- but what really scuppered my loss efforts was eating bucketloads of 'Free' foods- that aren't really free! Okay, they may be low-cal, but they still have SOME cals! LOL!


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S: 14st6.5lb C: 12st10.5lb G: 10st6.5lb BMI: 30.6 Loss: 1st10lb(11.85%)
Welcome CoCo!

Rather than using a book, an easier way is to join a site like Weight Loss Resource or Nutracheck, it does your adding up for you :)


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S: 83kg C: 80.8kg G: 72kg BMI: 27.9 Loss: 2.2kg(2.68%)
I've calorie counted in the past and i'ts very effective. I lost 8 kilos in 7 weeks. Did the gym 4 times a week for an hour and limited myself to meals/snacks every 2 hours or so to speed up my metabolism and chose what I wanted for the day any where between 1000 - 1100 calories a day.

You'll be fine and can't wait to hear about you loss's.
Hiya, I am new to calorie counting too, planning to start in the morning, have been doing WW for a solid 6wks so taking today off, hope I dont gain too much :eek:

Good luck, I am using the Calorie, Carb & Fat bible & a note book, working around 1300-1400 cals per day.


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S: 10st7.0lb C: 10st7.0lb G: 8st10.0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
hi I'm back, I tried SW but too much food to control so I hope you guys don't mind if I pop back on your side, I need a push, I'll be on 1500 calories so any ideas on meals pleaseeeeeee ........


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S: 10st7.0lb C: 10st7.0lb G: 8st10.0lb Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
I have started a food journal, I think writing down what goes in my gob will help, feel free to have a look & any feedback will be good.

Wishing you all a very good week

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