This video gives tips on how to count calories in order to take responsibility for the food that you eat and your weight. Pick a daily calorie count for each day. Set a goal. That goal can be anywhere. You can set it at 1200 or 1800. It doesn't matter. Weigh yourself regularly. Make a note of whether you are losing weight, gaining weight, or staying constant. Allow your weigh ins and your goals to direct your course. If you are losing weight, if you have weight to lose, then you should keep your calorie count constant. If you are gaining weight, if you don't want to gain weight, then you should set a lower benchmark for your calories.