Hi Im planning to start a low calorie diet, how do you guys count the daily intake of calories? I mean do you write everything you eat then do the calculation or you plan ahead every day? I do all the cooking in my house, and we go out for dinner 2 to 3 times a week. What should I do? And if you want to lose some weight how many calories do consume every day? Do go lower than the recommended 1200 cal day? And how many do you consume when you maintaining your weight?