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Oct 13, 2008

Are we suppose to count calories too?
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 10: 17 am    Post subject: Are we suppose to count calories too?
Just wondering if we ' re suppose to count calories as well as carbs?
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Tue Aug 05, 2008 10: 42 am    Post subject:
No... you ' re not. Some people do, though. If you feel that you might be eating too much ( low carb ) food and that your portions are too large, counting calories for a day or two could be in demand feedback. This is what I could find on the website:
On calories from the Atkins website:
" On the Atkins Nutritional Approach we don't make you count calories. However for weight loss purposes we suggest you shoot for a healthy range. For women that range is approximately 1500 to 1800 calories. For men that range is approximately 1800 to 2000 calories per day. Be sure to limit empty calories and follow the acceptable foods list for whichever phase you are currently in.
Research has shown that on a controlled carbohydrate program, more calories are burned than on a low - fat, high - carbohydrate diet, so there is a certain metabolic advantage to the controlled carb approach. But understand that this does not give you a license to gorge. "

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