Is Calorie Counting necessary?

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May 26, 2013 10:08pm
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Really, now. Is it absolutely necessary for weight loss? I have tried a couple times to get into the habit, but the process always bores me. I even find it discouraging at times, especially if i eat a high calorie food that is also healthy. Any success stories where calorie counting was excluded? lol. no, really...

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9 Posts
May 27, 2013 2:31am
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No, just eat clean!
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May 27, 2013 9:33am
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No way! Eat healthy. And eat more as you work out hard and more often :)
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Sep 17, 2013 5:25pm
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Yes it is important.....
That's just my opinion. 
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Sep 17, 2013 5:34pm
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I think it is necessary to count calories.

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Sep 22, 2013 10:52pm
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Nope I didn't count calories when I lost all my weight of 52 lbs within 8 months in combination with workout plus cardio back in time. I was eating simply low fat max. 30 gramm a day, almost no carbs three small portions a day,  no sugar, eating clean, no processed foods, high proteins (fills you up very good) plus vegetables as much you desire. 3 meals a day and one small snack like 10 cashew nuts (healthy fat). Trust me if you change your old eat habit your body will be thankful.  Ever since I keep my weight and cheat now and then it's a mind process and the will to rethink your food habits. Long term this is the only way how it works.  Calories alone don't help you need to know what is good and bad  so the eat clean method is a good start into this direction!  Word! !! I tried many diets, pills and my weight went up horribly. I tried it also with calories counting if you pick the wrong food you are still hungry....

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36 Posts
Sep 22, 2013 10:55pm
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Please try MYFITNESSPAL it will help n make counting less difficult. IT ALSO GIVES U A GOAL N DAILY INTAKE LIMIT

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Sep 23, 2013 1:45am
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as long as you know right from wrong food wise and don't binge, you'll be fine!

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124 Posts
Sep 23, 2013 1:49am
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Nope

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Sep 24, 2013 4:02pm
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In terms of calories in, calories out; yes, I believe it is a good practice.  You can eat too many "good" calories too, and not see the success you desire.  It is like a roadmap for your mouth, leading to your stomach 
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103 Posts
Oct 3, 2013 9:44am
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I think it's really important try it with "myfitnesspal" (u can get the app on playstore) Because you need to know what u ate in one day.
MyFitnessPal is a dairy for your food, weight and body mass. It's very helpful :)

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Oct 3, 2013 10:13am
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I got into the practice of checking the Nutritional Facts on every package and Calories were a big factor. I can see other people have differing opinions. It doesn't really matter however since you burn a lot of the same calories when you exercise. It is not necessary but something worth keeping on your mind

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Oct 3, 2013 10:34am
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I tried myfitnesspal.. its a good app.. been using it for almost 6 months now and it helped me manage the amount of calories i should take in a day.. i recommend it

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Oct 3, 2013 11:48am
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You can still be skinny and die from a heart attack or diabetes. So you don't necessarily need to count calories just to lose weight. Personally, counting calories allow me to be aware of what I am eating. Sometimes a specific food can be low in calories, bit extremely high in sodium. Since keeping track of calorie intake is boring for you, try MyFitnessPal OR purchase this VERY useful book which I highly recommend for people who go to restaurants a lot. There's also other versions of this book that helps with grocery shopping and preparing food. It has a lot of pictures and gets straight to the point about food. You'll love it.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002M3SP6O

Hope this helps.

11 Oct
I agree because it's a way to keep track of your nutrition (especially important fo anyone with any health issues). I use caloriecount.com
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Oct 3, 2013 6:55pm
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I count my calories and workout everyday. Been getting great results. Calories counting is not necessary. Make sure you getting your carbs fats and protein in everyday. If you've gained weight the next day then decrease the food portions until you come to a point were you losing weight. Track your progress by weighing yourself every morning
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17 Posts
Oct 4, 2013 9:27am
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Personally, it never helped me. If anything, it made it worse and it became an obsession. As long as you feel like what you're eating is good and healthy, the calorie content doesn't matter!

04 Oct
Agreed
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22 Posts
Oct 4, 2013 10:13am
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I lost 25lbs with no calorie counting.

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53 Posts
Oct 4, 2013 5:19pm
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It's pure math,if you want to lose weight you must reach calorie deficit,and reverse of that! So you must calculate how much calories you need when not doing anything and how much you need when working out! You have BMR and TDEE calculators for that.

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Oct 4, 2013 6:52pm
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Depends on what you are looking for in your goal.

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Oct 4, 2013 11:07pm
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Calorie counting is not necessary simply because not all calories are created equal. A calorie from a price of chocolate cake is not going to do the same thing in your body from let's say chicken or a banana will do. A lower caloric intake is a small piece of a large puzzle. You can eat low a low calorie diet and gain weight BC if what you are eating, or you could eat a high calorie diet and lose weight it just depends on what you are eating and your activity level.

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Oct 4, 2013 11:26pm
There is good calories and bad calories, stay away from the bad calories as much as possible. I am a pop drinker and I limit myself from pop.
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