Calorie Counting — The Classic Approach to Accountability

The calorie counting plan offers the most flexibility of any weight loss diet:

  • Allows you to eat what you want, when you want, so long as you keep an accurate and timely food journal and stop when you reach your calorie limit for the day.
  • We will work with you to set a daily calorie goal based upon your metabolic rate, activity level and weight loss goals.
  • Weight loss happens at a moderate pace, typically 10% of your start weight in about 3 months.

Patients choosing this diet approach must commit the time required for meal planning, shopping, researching healthier ways to prepare food, cooking meals, and journaling. They are willing and able to exchange their time for more diet flexibility.

Tips for Calorie Counters

You don’t need to feel hungry or deprived while cutting back on calories. The secret is to choose low calorie, high-volume foods that will leave you feeling fuller for longer. To help you get started, here are some guidelines and recipes: