After doing some more reading and thinking, I am going to quit calorie counting for a week. According to the Primal info I have read, it is a good thing to track for a short period just to see and get a handle on your carb levels, but it is more important to pay attention to your body, eat when you are hungry, don't eat when you're not hungry, stop when you're full. Of course, this has been an issue for me in the past. There is no "full" when it comes to cookies or chips or Nanaimo bars. But since I am not eating those things, maybe this time will be different. Especially with cutting out the roasted nuts this week... because I could eat a lot of those and never feel full. I am not eating unlimited dairy, either; I have a serving of Greek yogurt here and there, maybe some cheese in a salad. Quitting the lattes I was drinking before will remove several cups of milk per week from my intake. I am basing my meals around the Primal pyramid with the greatest amount of calories from meat/fish/eggs but the greatest *volume* of food from vegetables. So if I eat to satisfaction with the basics: meat, vegetables, healthy fats and then allow for 1-2 servings of fruit, theoretically I would not overeat and would feel satisfied and lose weight. Right?
I am making my best effort here to give Primal eating a chance to help me. If I gain weight this week because I don't count calories, I will be back to counting calories (while probably still staying Primal) next week. I know the goal is *health*, but weight loss is something I need to do for my health.
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