Cool, I see you already made it over here! I just posted to your nice Intro.
Are you on any specific program? I'm not ... but I guess technically you could say I'm calorie counting. Lots of the 3FC's are on www.fitday.com
(free and easy) or some other online calorie calculating site.
Having that site calculate calories by carb/protein/fat, and further by type
of fat has helped me tremendously. I would never go to the trouble of using a book to calculate calories. I log in quick thruout the day as I eat, and this helps keep me accountable.
After much reading (Fitness for Dummies, You On A Diet: ... Waist Management), I focus on whole grain, lean protein and healthy fats (olive oil).
At first I cut out too much fat, thinking that was a good idea, but I was always so hungry! So the You On A Diet book explained how good fats helps send chemical msgs from the stomach to the brain that "You Are Full!". Adding a total of one tablespoon of olive oil thruout the day in my food has
the Hunger Monster.
I'm eating 4 or 5 mini-meals a day.
My name is Teri, living in No. California with my family (two -- four legs, fur, K9). Technically (?) I'm over 40 something :grin: but I like this group. I kept my pizza/donut eating ways even tho I was on meds for high BP and high cholesterol ... just a bit outside normal range ... and kept eating even tho winter chill gave me knee and hip pain. But when my NP pointed out that blood glucose was slightly elevated for the last 2 years (possible diabetes indicator), that was it. And I got serious.
Anyway, I'm hoping to find a chatty group of gals to keep in regular touch with!! Hope to hear from you.