Carb Counters - should i be concerned about calories?




chickadee315
07-24-2007, 01:32 PM
i am really uncertain if i should be worrying about calories at this point - i have only been doing modified atkins for 2 days - i say mordified because i am eating about 50 grams of carbs a day instead of 20 and am tracking what i am eating on fitday.com.

i only ate about 1200 calories yesterday which seems awfully low but becasue i am eating more fat and protein then i usually do does it matter?

thanks!


aud
07-24-2007, 01:49 PM
I'd say "no." (And also Hi chickadee!:))

I think the idea of Atkins is to: eat OP when you're hungry and eat OP til your full.

Listen to your body and get plenty of waterwaterwater as sometimes we confuse hungry with thirsty.

Just my two cents and my opinion that the beauty of Atkins is that its a WOL w/o all the calorie/fat gram etc etc that makes other "diets"/WOL such a drag.

Puncezilla
07-24-2007, 02:42 PM
I'd say no, unless it goes below 1200 for more than afew days in a row. I have days where I eat only 10-1200 calories but then I have some days I'm hungrier and eat 14-1600 calories so it evens out. good luck to you!


BoopRN
07-25-2007, 02:00 AM
For me I'm currently calorie counting and carb counting. Its working for me, but it isn't necessary if you are loosing weight successfully. It helps me choose the right foods and right carbs, etc. so that I don't end up eating high fat foods too.

Azure
07-25-2007, 03:15 PM
I've figured out my daily calories a few times out of curiosity (I used to be neurotic about it when on other diets) while I've been on Atkins, and if you follow Induction rules (as I'm doing), it's VERY hard to bump calories up anywhere over 1600 for a day. On average, I'm hitting between 1200-1400 a day with an occasional 1600 day here and there...which is really low for how full I feel all the time :) I wouldn't worry about counting calories too much. Unless you're eating sticks of butter and pounds of bacon all day, your calories probably aren't high at all.

chickadee315
07-25-2007, 05:14 PM
i have been tracking my carbs and cals though fitday and i am eating between 1200-1500 calories depending.