Amanda wrote: > > Being that I'm still fairly new to lowcarb (I have done it for about 6 > or so weeks total) I'm wondering about when you started paying > attention to calories. > > I have started watching them in the past couple weeks and strive to > keep them below 1500. > > I keep seeing 'calories will count eventually', I'm just wondering > what people feel is the 'eventually'. My perspective from being on Atkins: Depends on what you mean by counting carbs. In your case it means reducing them and in my opinion you are way to early for that, maybe even a year to early. 1) Watching cals only to confirm I wasn't overeating - any time after Induction. I waited a few months then counted for a couple of weeks and did an average to see if my calories were in line with a common guideline like 10 calories per pound of goal. 2) Watching cals in order to reduce them - so long as you are certain you're not overeating, then it's potentially only needed in the last 20-30 pounds. 3) Watching cals to bust a stall - maybe the 4th thing to try when you hit a stall by the formal definition from Dr A, so long as you are certain you're not overeating.