I was taking a nutrition class, in which we had to bring in our food log every week. I was very honest, and this helped me stick close to my 1,500 cal. target. At the end of eight weeks, I had lost 5 1/2 pounds--from 154 to 148 1/2. My body fat measurements all went down a notch, most from average to better than average, belly from worse to average to average. We used the same method as calorie count.
That does not sound like a lot of weight, but it was a big milestone getting below 150 pounds.
However, now that the class is over, I can't seem to make myself keep a log or count calories.
Any advice? Is there any place on calorie count where I can report my calories so I feel obligated? If not, is there anyone who wants to be my buddy; we could report to each other daily calories consumed. What we did with nutritionist was report time of day, food, amt. and calories.
That is exactly the same dilemma I faced and I came up with pretty much the same solution. I announced to my CC friends that I will log my food every day and post the analysis in my blog every night. I also told them to kick me if they don't see my blog. I still occasionally slip, especially on weekends, but it mostly works. I am also logging exercise. I would be happy to add you to my friends list and we can check up on each other. (just don't read my last entry, Easter weekend was not a sterling example)
That would be great if you could add me to your friend's list. Are you saying you log food and exercise on your calorie-count blog? That sounds like a great idea.
Yep, take a look. I log it into CC's food log and then run the analysis tool on the day's eating. (Both are under the My Account tab.) That gives total calories and carb/fat/protein breakdown. I post that. I don't think most people really want to read everything I ate. That is enough to show how well I did and that I did log for the day.