Hello all, I've been lurking around the forum threads for a bit now and thought I should delurk and haul myself out of the shadows to say hello since it seems to be getting a bit quiet around here. I enjoyed reading the recent posts and I must say it's inspiring and encouraging to read about how much effort people here are putting into getting to goal through exercise and diet. It also makes me more aware of the rubbish habits that have got me here in the first place, but I know I'm not the only one struggling to break through.
I started at 240lbs in March 2012, and am now currently at 179lbs through an 'induction' of a Slimmm shakes diet, then a smooth transition into calorie counting. Somewhere along the way, swimming, pole fitness and zumba were added lol.
Just a quick question - what do you guys think of calorie estimating? I've been quite good at weighing and counting everything I eat like meat, fruits, snacks etc, but I allow myself vegetables for free. That is to say, plain vegetables don't add to my calorie count. I count everything else that I add to them (eg sauces, gravy etc). This kind of encourages me to fill up on a larger amount of vegetables rather than anything else to avoid a hit to my calorie count for the day. Do you reckon I should bother with actually counting vegetable calories too, or is it negligible enough that I could continue with this method?
Thanks in advance and keep up the good work, all of you! xx