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Do you need to count calories to lose weight?

How do you lot manage? I know Peer Trainer does the Point Of No Return programme, but I can't afford it as I am being made redundant in 2 months time. I am interested in low GI foods. Would trying to stick mainly to those help me lose weight - I have a lot to lose (4 stone). Does anybody know a good book or website that could point me in the right direction?

What is best though? If counting calories is the only guaranteed way of losing weight, then I would do that.

Fri. Jan 27, 7:35am

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Changing your caloric intake and type of food is the most effective way to lose weight, whether you do it through counting calories or weight watchers points or something else. Exercise will tone your muscles and help you to maintain your weight loss, but exercise alone without changing your diet will not be very effective.

There is a ton of information right here on PT. Check out the diet section. It discusses different diets out there and gives you the basics.

Good luck!


Friday, January 27, 2012, 9:54 AM

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It's really helpful to do for a week or two in order to see where your calories are coming from. For instance, my brother was unhappy about his weight but thought the soft tacos from a certain California chain were healthy. He had no idea how many calories the cheese added, and had a revelation about why he couldn't lose weight when he discovered that each taco had more than 500 calories!

Also, you may find it helpful to redistribute calories to earlier or later in your day, depending on how they are now and when you exercise.

Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:12 AM

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Thanks for that - I wll check out the diets section. I will check out maybe eating my main meal ealier in the day and a light meal later on to see if that works too. :-)

Friday, January 27, 2012, 10:31 AM

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calories count, where they come from matter more. Here is something that will help you learn the "where they come from matters more"

Why A Cleanse Makes Calorie Counting More Effective

basically you want to increase your greens, reduce your sugar, make sure your meat is clean or organic or don't eat it, explore the removal of bread, dairy and corn-- we consistently see that when people focus on a combination of those things, very good things happen.

Good luck, you can do this.



Friday, January 27, 2012, 11:10 AM

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Thankyou for that, I will put this into practice and try to keeo focused. :-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 7:05 AM

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