I know that if you don't eat enough calories you stop burning them and can actually gain weight. My question is - is it necessary to count the calories in most vegetables? I had been using another site's tracker and the vegetables, most of them up to a point, were free.
I've been counting them, even though they add up to very little, but am wondering if I should continue to track them but add more calories from other foods such as proteins and grains.
I've had at least 10-15 lbs. extra most of my life with a weight problem that I was born with. To stay at an "ideal" weight I need to become obsessive and exercise a minimum of 1 hour each day & track everything I eat.
For eight years I was able to maintain my weight between 116-120 by doing the following every day: 10 mile bike ride with avg. speed of 16 mph; walking my kids to school and back - added up to 2 miles for me; free weights; and 20 minutes on a rowing machine. When I went back to work full time and cut back on the exercise 30 lbs. caught up with me almost immediately. I switched to a factory job where I was on my feet - dropped the weight. Was moved back to an office job in the same plant - 20 lbs. right back on - all while tracking my daily intake.
I have numerous books on nutrition, have taken college nutrition courses, and am a former leader for you-know-who with the initials that start with a W.
It's just what I have to deal with. I don't want to become obsessed again since it just makes life less enjoyable.
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