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Old 01-24-2017, 19:07   #1
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When I first started following a LCHF lifestyle, I did not count calories at all. Theoretically, you shouldn't need to because hungry tends to decrease after time following the plan. For me though, it is something I have started to track and monitor, mostly because my love of bacon is over the top and I don't tend to have much self control.

I am curious, do you count calories? Why? Why not?

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throughout my journey , I have NOT counted calories... to be really honest, its too much work.

I guess I'm doing ok since my results are good but I don't plan on starting to count ... unless I see I absolutely have to.

I hate counting calories

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throughout my journey , I have NOT counted calories... to be really honest, its too much work.

I guess I'm doing ok since my results are good but I don't plan on starting to count ... unless I see I absolutely have to.

I hate counting calories
I don't know how long I will continue to do so, but for now it is something I am testing because I also have some thyroid issues.

I am it won't take me long to get sick of tracking them though.

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I hate counting calories, but I do it because I need to lose weight and it's the only way that works for me. I use My Fitness Pal and log everything, it gets easier once you have all your usual meals and recipes saved.

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I don't count calories, either. But I am aware of portion size, which I try to keep to adequate and not overindulge on anything.

I don't count carb grams anymore either. I usually quit with tracking anything after three weeks of doing it. But after all these years being diabetic and on LCHF, I pretty well know what I should be eating and what I shouldn't.

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I don't count calories, either. But I am aware of portion size, which I try to keep to adequate and not overindulge on anything.

I don't count carb grams anymore either. I usually quit with tracking anything after three weeks of doing it. But after all these years being diabetic and on LCHF, I pretty well know what I should be eating and what I shouldn't.
I think that is probably the main reason I am counting calories right now as it is helping me recognize portion sizes better again. Slowly over time, I think my portion sizes were increasing and with my thyroid being a pain, I need to be a bit more aware for a bit.

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Going low carb high fat took 50lbs. off of me within 6 months. I do not believe in counting calories...just managing my carb intake and not going overboard on proteins and fats.....

although, anytime something weird happens, I take a fat bomb to cure it!

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although, anytime something weird happens, I take a fat bomb to cure it!
I like that "cure"

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I'm like VeeJay, I don't count calories or carbs anymore, I know what I should eat or not eat, if by chance I come across something I want to try that I haven't had for eons, then I'll check it out and of course test afterwards.

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In the beginning I logged all my food on sparkpeople which tracks everything. I found that however if I kept my carbs in check, and I got enough fats and the right amount of protein the calories were fine.

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