And it's also for Calories!
I've changed my way of eating from a low carb / high protein, Atkins style diet to actually counting calories (but still lower carb).
I've dealt with weight issues my entire life. Ok maybe starting in 3rd grade if you go back and look at my school pictures. I would diet here & there and lose 20lbs and then gain it back. At a few times in my life I was OBESE, but for the most part I was just over weight, so I really never put a lot of effort into losing weight. Then in 2000 I found an Atkins bulletin board and decided to give it a try. I lost 43 lbs in 6 months!!! Then gained it all back when I got pregnant 2 months later! LOL. Since having my 2nd son almost 11 years ago, I tried over and over again to lose weight. But I just could not get it to stick. I had no will power.
I was obese. Everything from my weight, to my pants size to my shirt size all started with a 2 and that was not a good thing. One day I was at the grocery store I took a good look at all the old people outside the store waiting for their ride. While a few of them were chunky, not one was obese. I decided then and there it was time to get serious about weight loss. It took me about 2.5 years (still not very good at sticking with it) I lost 66lbs!
I was no longer obese, I wasn't even overweight, I was in a healthy BMI!
Then I got sick & quit smoking, and over a few months about 20lbs came back.
So I'm back to trying to get that off. I turned of course to atkins. I think it's because I know it too well and know the short cuts because it just wasn't working. So I moved to JUDDD.
And now I have to count calories!
Counting calories SUCKS! I guess in time I will get to know what calorie counts are in certain foods I eat, but for now I'm measuring and weighing my food.
and it sucks!
But it's working.... so I guess I'll stick with it for a while.