What is a calorie? Please explain? Avoid sugar and remove all grains from you diet the weight will melt off. Be advise sugars are hidden all over in food you don't think. Listen to the podcast and learn. IMO counting calories leaves one starving and is not a pleaseant expierance. Weight watchers is the biggest example of this most poeple drop some pounds at first then gain it back. I don't want drama, but that's my opinion base on what i've seen. Plenty of great books about how the food industry is as trustworthy as MJ babysitting. Vinnie has a book club on his site of book to read.