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One if the biggest habit changes I've also adopted is visualizing the size portion and not eating any more than a tightened fist. Getting wait staff to take away any left overs ASAP also helps avoid overeating

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I have become obsessed with counting on MFP. I also take my logs with me to the doctor so they can review them and offer suggestions on how I could do better. Makes me feel more accountable for my actions. :)

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Neither. I don't diet, count or keep track of anything. I have such great restriction that it doesn't matter what I eat because I can only eat about 4 bites and then I'm done. And food doesn't have the appeal it use to, so it's easy for me to resist if I need to. You should get a fill if you're still struggling

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Sticking to three meals a day, eating only until satisfied, eating mostly healthy food keeps me to 1200 thereabouts. I just watch what I eat. I do snack and have extras now because I don't need to lose any more. In that, I do keep in mind the calorie count of those extras becuase thy add up and I like to stay below 1800. But for me, near enough has always been good enough.

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I like to use MFP not so much to count the calories but to see the summary and that I'm getting a good amount of Protein (more importantly) as well as other nutrients. I am between 900 to 1200 a day. It's a good log of what you eat daily to and so easy to use with loads of support from friends you make xx

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I count every calorie that I eat, it works for me :)

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alittle of both

i cant eat much (thanks to band/plication) but what i do eat, i make sure its healthy calories

and by that i mean protein/fruits/veggies...def aware of knowing if i take in more cals than i can burn off, that i will gain or not lose..i say do whatever works for you

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Thanks for the great responses everyone this really does help me understand options I could use robe successful.

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Neither. I don't diet, count or keep track of anything. I have such great restriction that it doesn't matter what I eat because I can only eat about 4 bites and then I'm done. And food doesn't have the appeal it use to, so it's easy for me to resist if I need to. You should get a fill if you're still struggling

Same here...I rely upon the band to control how much I eat...it's up to me to make the wise food choices, which is not rocket science....and yes, food does not have that appeal to me anymore, and that I believe is all part of the band taking away my hunger 24/7....

I do pay attention to my Protein intake...no longer count that either..I have a good feel for it now, knowing what I have consumed throughout the day....

Like the Green Zone says...NO Hunger, and GOOD Portion Control, = steady weight loss and patient satisfaction....does not get any better than that!

However, IMO, if you're just starting out..you have no other choice but to count calories and measure portions....

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