Hello, I am typing by onscreen key board... It's a pain.
I wanted to get to this sooner. there are so many very crucial parts of the first few weeks, That it's hard to get to all of them right away.
I started calorie counting with just a set of measuring cups and spoons.
Until one night I was eating a piece of banquette chicken and realized that their portion was three ounces. As I looked at my chicken breast, I knew enough to know that was more than three ounces! Instead of eating 1600 calories , I had been eating more like 2000. It takes 3500 calories to burn 1 pound of fat. If I weigh 200 lbs., think I am eating 1500 and I walk 2 miles a day (200 cal.), I should be dropping 1 pound every 5 days. But, if you aren't weighing your food, you could be consuming more calories than you think you are. The only way to be accurate is to measure. Use the tablespoon, the cups, the scale. It takes all the guesswork out of it! Have a great day! Remember, steel curtain zone.