Which impacted your diet more Watching Carbs or Watching Proteins or Calories
mpkpbk2015 Posts: 766 Member
This a poll because I have seen answers all over the place with respect to this on my MFP. And was just wondering what the overall consensus is. And what the reasoning is behind your choice. I know there are avid Keto folks, and Avid Paleo folks. And many other diets, so please humor me. I am not going to taint the results with my opinion until the end. thanks for participating.
Calories. Even when I've done keto and paleo, it turns out I'm losing because I'm still at a calorie deficit, just eating different kinds of foods.11
I ate the same foods when I was fat, when I was losing my excess weight, when I'm maintaining at goal weight - just the calorie balance changed.
(FYI - I have a high carb diet and I'm mindful of my protein levels to support my exercise.)3
Definitely calories. I am doing a dirty keto menu now in maintenance because I feel so much better restricting my carbs (20-30). I believe I might be allergic to gluten there is such a difference!
Also I realized that I have never really cared for potatoes, rice, pasta. I think they are pretty tasteless.1
Calories is the answer.
Watching carbs can help you control your calories.
Watching protein can help keep you satisfied, which helps you control your calories.6
Carbs. When I don't eat *carbs I lose weight. I have much more trouble staying under my calories when I eat those things.
*(by carbs I mean bread, potatos, rice - I still eat lower carb veggies and fruit)2
I have to watch carbs because I’m a diabetic, but it’s calories which helped me lose weight.
To be honest, if I have to watch out for overeating one macro, it’s usually fat. I can eat my own weight in nuts, avocados, cheese, and fatty meats, I like olive oil, and calories from fats can add up quickly if you don’t watch portions.5
I started watching my protein intake after 6 or 9 months (making sure I got at least 100gr per day) but that was to avoid muscle loss.
Overall, I'm still eating the same foods as before, just more appropriate quantities.5
Calories. But directly under that, protein. I know I could lose weight in calorie deficit with any macro split, but I do enjoy the muscles and protein fills me up.1
Calories for me as well. My wife is vegan so we eat carbs alot, but mostly healthy higher fiber kind. We'll indulge in pasta probably once a week.1
Weight management...loss, maintain, gain...comes down to calories. Various diet plans are simply vehicles to help one arrive at a calorie deficit for weight loss. Certain medical conditions can muddy the waters a bit...primarily in that the body is not functioning as it should...but by and large, weight management is about calories.
I'm in process of losing my COVID 20Lbs...I'm about 7 Lbs down from Feb 1...I eat bread, pasta, rice, etc.5
Calories. Because , no matter which plan you use, it’s always a calorie deficit that results in weight loss. Always.5
Calories first,but I also try to reach a protein and fiber target.
There's no way I could sustain giving up certain types of food just for the sake of weight loss, when I've been able to do successfully by eating all types of foods. However, if there were certain foods that were directly negatively affecting my health, then I might be able to avoid or limit those.2
Calories. It's the only thing that impacts weight loss.3
Calories. I did have a protein goal, and I think eating enough protein helped my diet be satiating for me, as well as a number of other things I did, but that wasn't really about counting or logging, but just food choice that I would have done without MFP. Calories were the thing that I found most helpful to track, by far.2
Still comes down to CALORIES. Methods of eating are for preference. Regardless of diet, if there's a calorie deficit, weight loss will happen.
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