30-Somethings - Calorie Counting, Low Carb, WW...What are you doing??

12-12-2011, 05:48 PM
Hi! I just want to get an idea of what approach most of you are taking. In the past, I did calorie counting and was successful; however, this time around I am will be doing Atkins mostly because I have PCOS and this diet makes the most sense for me now.

12-14-2011, 03:23 PM
I also have pcos... I'm counting calories.. I can't stick to low carb :/

12-15-2011, 09:54 AM
I'm calorie counting too, it's working so far! I use livestrong.com to track my intake and weight loss. Good Luck!!

12-15-2011, 11:09 AM
I'm a calorie counter.. and I also count my steps and water intake, lol... :D

Whatever you choose, stick with it!

12-19-2011, 12:24 PM
PCOS here also. I'm doing WW. 2 months strong and I love it!

12-19-2011, 12:35 PM
I have done WW in the past. I am sort of following it again (the old way) - but not really. Basically at this point I just know how much food I should be eating in a day and following a specific structure, ie: same breakfast everyday, fruit for a snack, a lunch that I know is about 6 pts, a snack/dessert that I know is around 2-3 points, Dinner that I know is anywhere from 6-10 pts, dessert around 2-3. Brings me up to approx. 23-26 points. When I used to follow WW my alloted amount was 18-25 pts a day or 18 (with the 35 flex pts). But I noticed with my body that I loose more when I eat around the higher end - it doesn't like when I am too low. I drink a lot of water, cut out diet pop (mostly just drink tea and water).

If I am not tied to a specific program I am able to deviate a little and not be too hard on myself. If I am bad one day I sort of detox with a lot of water the next.

So far it is working - but not be as quick as I would like (but that might also have to do with my size, one pound is just under 1% of my body weight so I really SHOULDN'T loose too quickly if I want it to stick).

12-19-2011, 12:39 PM
I have been doing calorie conting and low carb for two weeks, so far so good. I have 1 day high in carbs, starting january i going to follow south beach diet.

Stephanie Osborne
12-19-2011, 02:27 PM
Calorie Counter :)

12-19-2011, 02:58 PM
WW for me.

12-19-2011, 06:35 PM
Another calorie counter here. I also use livestrong.com to track my calories, plus I sometimes keep a spreadsheet. Yeah, it's redudant, but I like to see months at a time.