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"Is calorie count all that matters?"
I don't understand whteher to look at fat, carbs, or just calories?
A little more information would be very helpful in better answering the question that you have posed. Are you asking whether calories are all that matter when it comes to weight loss, or are you concerned about healthy eating or something completely different? In general, each of the nutritional subgroups are important for different reasons. As it is not clear from your question what you are looking for, it would be best to discuss your questions and concerns with your primary care doctor who will be best able to discuss with you at length what each of the nutritional subgroups is related to and how each affects us differently. If you are concerned about beginning a diet or are just thinking about eating healthier meals, he or she may recommend that you are evaluated by a nutritionist because they will be able to better describe what are the important things that are included in various meals and how to incorporate variety in your meals to maintain healthy eating habits. They will also be able to discuss good dieting habits including the importance of eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains in your diet. It is important to begin this discussion with your PCP.
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