I just count cals I dont count protein, fats or carbs or anything like that just cals. I keep myself under a set number and I am good. I did do a massive lifestyle change when I took it on. I cook everything and prepare it all at home its a bit easier on the pocket book and its fun. I also find that it takes just as long to make my meals as it would to go order something so that helps a lot. In a pinch I will get a 6inch sub from subway or a salad from MCds but thats rare. I also allow myself one cheat day a week to keep myself sane, its not like i cheat big when I do but sometimes pizza is just the right thing to set my mind for the next week.