Yep, lost 50 lbs last year by just counting calories. Doc told me to shoot for 1840 calories a day, after a couple of weeks of counting you learn what you can and can't eat calorie-wise so you don't blow it everyday. I did cut waaaaaaaaay back on the red meat but did have center cut pork chops at least once a week. Quit counting back in July and gained about 20 back, but getting back on my regimen starting tomorrow. Good luck to you, I'll be doing the same, gotta lose the 20 I gained back plus another 50 and I'll be able to get off of most of my meds.
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