Someone mentioned on the weight loss thread the Basal Metabolic Rate. I worked mine out here
You are supposed to eat 500 calories per day less in order to lose a pound a week. So I should be eating 1650 calories - probably less as my medication slows my metabolism.
So I need a way of tracking the calories I eat. I use this website
which not only tells the calories I eat in foods, but gives reports on whether I met my daily nutritional requirements.
Counting calories is like keeping track of your money; you quickly see where the waste is and where you can cut back.