Counting Calories is Harder than It Sounds

But I lost 75 pounds on a calorie restriction diet

weighing potatoes on an old kitchen scale
Photo by Kelvin Theseira on Unsplash

A few years ago, I hit a wall with both my weight and my health. After a lifetime of being overweight, I was the heaviest I had ever been — I got winded using stairs, my joints ached constantly, my clothes never felt like they fit, and I felt horrible all of the time. I was already in my late 30s…