Sparky: 1st; only the last forum works. Anyways, you don't HAVE TO count calories (unless you enjoy doing so)! First cut out all MAMMALS' FLESH (red meat, beef, pork, etc. ANYTHING THAT WALKS THE EARTH ON ALL 4's) THEN engage in dojo routines 3X (or more!) per week REPLETE with taisos and exercises, warm ups and preliminaries. You're on your way to weight-reduction!