It's a hard transition for folks that have been counting points or calories to SBD, where counting and weighing is not required. If you eat the recommended foods, in the recommended servings, you do not need to worry about calories. I guarantee you it does work and you will lose weight without counting. However, there's no reason you can't count calories along with SB, and I have done this for short periods of time, mostly because I didn't trust my judgment of serving sizes, or my loss slowed and I wanted to do a reality check. I know there are also a couple of chicks around here that combine WW and SBD and they do track points as well. Mostly though I love not having to worry about calories. As with any plan, it all comes down to what works for you. If you feel you need to track, by all means do. When I quit counting calories, it was a scary feeling for a while, but very freeing, and I have continued to lose.
BTW, there are limits as to the fat servings, nut servings, and other calorie heavy foods you eat, so if you were to prepare recipes that included these foods, that would count in your daily intake, and it would even out over the day.
Life's a journey, not a destination.
It's easier to stay on plan than to get back on plan.
Last edited by Schmoodle; 06-17-2008 at 11:25 AM.