Eating healthy and weight loss must go hand in hand. Calories play an important part of weight loss. Though we want a diet where we don’t have to count calories, you have to figure them into the equation. A baked potato, for example, is 128 calories. Compare that with a cup of cooked Zucchini squash that is 29 calories. The baked potato is high carb, low-fat. If you ate the baked potato with a half cup of black beans, you have a fairly low-calorie meal. If you add a T-bone steak, bread and butter, veggies, and a piece of cheesecake, then the meal goes high calorie. If you choose to go with a low-carb diet, then 30 grams of carbs for a potato puts you at the top end of daily carbs.
A sweet potato is half the calories of a regular potato. Calorie King puts both in the three star good choice range. Also, can you eat a potato without putting something on it, such as butter and sour cream? It’s all healthy but does it promote weight loss?
Now do you see why there are so many diets?