For me I found I am the most comfortable with counting calories. No foods are off limits by doing this, which makes it easy to mixthings up. It’s a very simple theory, if you consume less calories than your body is use to then you will lose weight. Obviously this is something that is easier said, then done. I started counting calories before I had a smart phone…. Now that was a pain in the ass! But with a smart phone and all the apps they have now it makes things soooo much easier. My app of choice is the “Lose it!” app and the best part about it, its free! Lose it does all the work for you, all you do is enter your information, weight, sex, age, how much you want to lose (max 2lbs per week) and Lose it will calculate how many calories you can have per day. Once your all set, you enter in all the foods you eat. The app includes a list of restaurants, brand name food, and allows you to search different generic foods. My favorite part is the bar code scanner, anything with a bar code, you can scan and all the information goes right into you phone! God I love technology.
I still find myself looking up foods on websites of restaurants that I can’t find listed on the app. When that’s the case, I choose “Create food” on the app and enter in the informationI found on the website. I find myself doing this often for Saladworks, every time I go Iget a different create your own salad. Lucky for me the website has a nutrition page that always you to create your own and it will calculate the calories for you. Best. Thing.