I am primal living and I do not count calories. When I first decided to try going primal, I went on marksdailyapple.com and read the primal blueprint....and freaked out because there really wasn't anything about calorie counting...something I had done almost my whole life, lol. Since everything else I had tried had failed, I decided to give it a go. I packed away my calorie counting food lists, books, and food scales....then I just took Mark's primal shopping list, (which is one of the freebies you get for signing up for his free newsletters on his site) checked off the stuff I liked, went to the store and bought it,...lol, and ate it. I eat whenever I feel hungry and stop after a few minutes to gauge if I still need to eat...if I feel ok/full, I stop and if not, I eat some more--but only from my primal list.
I never ever worry anymore about HOW MUCH I am eating; my only concern is WHAT I am eating. If you are someone who's eating is out of whack to the point that you don't recognize your body's full/hungry cues....try drinking something before you eat. Drink something and wait ten-fifteen minutes...if you are still hungry, you should eat. A handful of nuts, some cubes of whole fat cheese, maybe a chef salad....whatever you want as long as it's primal.
Once i started eating enough fat/protein...I really found myself not getting hungry that often. My first meal of the day usually falls around 11am. It just does, I'm not hungry before then.
I will usually eat 'lunch' around 3 or 4 and then dinner falls around 7-8. I snack all I want--just so long as it's nuts, whole fat cheese, meats, occasional fruit...etc...
Since I continue to lose weight...I figure it's working and happily will never count another calorie as long as I live.
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| current weight: 298.0