I used to be strongly opposed to calorie counting, since I was utterly convinced it didn't do anything but make people crazy and depressed. Then I met Norbert, a fellow at the rock climbing gym who lost 30 pounds and kept it off for about 2 years. Recently, I met Norbert's friend Tom, who also lost 30 pounds and has kept it off.
So alas, I can't reject calorie counting anymore. Obviously, sometimes it really works.
Both these men use an online computer site called: www.myfooddiary.com. They say it only takes five minutes a day. So please check it out and let me know if it works for you. (Nutritionists need to know this stuff).
Maybe you won't want to start until January... 'tis the season!