I've found that I do A LOT better on higher carb, 80-100g a day, and am trying to be aware of my calories keeping it around 1200. But I am SO confused, some people say NOT to count calories, but to rather stay low carb (which i'm not sure what that range is), in order to lose weight, while others say carbs DO NOT matter that much as long as you're not over 150g and you WATCH your calories. Which is true? Right now I'm moderate carb 80-100g per day and are trying to keep my calories in check. I feel pretty good (used to be less than 40g of carbs a day and felt miserable so it's quite the change), but I'm worried i'm not going to lose weight without the low carb. I think I will, but I've only been doing this for a few days, and I keep reading all kinds of threads advocating that you MUST BE LOW CARB to lose weight and I'm worried :/ What's the truth? Can I be moderate carb 80-100g at around 1200 cals and lose weight? Or must I lower the carbs?
5'1, 131 lbs, 16yrs old