I try to eat a good balance of carbs, protein and some fat. Cutting out all carbs is unreasonable and not something you can really do long term. Besides the best part of calorie counting is that as long as you stay under your calories for the day, avoid too much sodium because it can cause bloat, drink plenty of water , get your nutrition in, you can eat whatever you want now and then.
Your menu could probably use some fruit or cut up veggies as snacks which I find to be helpful. Snacks keep you from overeating, giving into really bad stuff and keep your metabolism churning.
I usually do about 50% carbs, 30% protein and 20% fat but it really varries and I lost 46 pounds in 7 months, give or take, that way. *shrug*
FYI my mom used to tell me really crazy stuff about dieting which I ignored because she was anorexic. I didn't realize it at the time but she was kind of emotionally abusive about my weight. I'm not saying your mom is like that but, moms aren't always right about such things.
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