I wouldn't count calories, that isn't the point. Plus the calories that come from a pop tart are different than the ones that come from an apple. Focus on what you eat and how much, not just the calories. Also get regular exercise.
Exercising--even if it hurts--is the most important part to keeping off the or losing weight. Even if it's just walking home instead of getting a ride or walking around the house more, it'll help. I try not to think of weight as just calories, but more of just junk food. Drink just water, no sodas, and that'll help you lose weight. Maybe don't eat cookies, or just on occasion. Good luck!
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Last edited at 5:57PM on 1/10/2013
Don't focus on calories. Here's a weight loss diet plan my doctor suggested:
Lean proteins like fish and chicken. Less red meats. Plenty of dark green veggies. Avoid gluten. Avoid anything but organic grains (as in, avoid GMO's.) Avoid simple carbs. Complex carbs are OK. So eat sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes. Use spices instead of sauces. Vegetable oils, not butter in your pan. So use olive oil or safflower oil. Olives are great because they give you MUFA's. Protein-rich legumes. Water, not sodas. Frozen greek yogurt, not ice cream. Keep fruits and veggies in the house for snacking.
MsStina is right, not all calories are equal. It needs to be a healthy diet (as in food choices), I had read that going below 1000 calories encourages muscle loss and not fat loss... I had heard that 1200 calories is a healthy intake... with that in mind exercise is crucial as you train yourself to eat differently... don't fall for the diet pills, tricks, or weirdness... eat healthy foods, in healthy amounts, and exercise regularly. Weight will not fall off fast, but it will come off leaving you healthy and ready to maintain your new habits.