Just as we prefer eating our vitamins instead of taking supplements, we believe that the counting calories is less effective than assuring servings of healthier foods. Best bet? Check out the Mediterranean food pyramid to give you an idea of what foods should be served more often, & what foods should be included sparingly. Here’s a chart we like, which also includes a note to remember that physical activity & emotional connections are just as important to your everyday well-being. Keep in mind that living well, Beyond Your Scale, means exactly that. Being healthier & happier is not based strictly on what you weigh, but promotes the importance of choices that create a balanced lifestyle that keeps you strong-physically & mentally, with the ability to enjoy everything in your daily life!