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    Soooo....what do you do when you don't want to count anything?!!!

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    I don't want to count calories, grams of this and that, protein and fat and carbs and blah blah blah.

    Not into it AT ALL!

    Cave men didn't do it! Why should we?!!!

    Does my head in. Got too much going on in there already!

    So what do we do instead? Portion control?

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    Just eat real food and portion control is important except for vegetables. you can pretty much eat as much of those as you want. I quit counting calories a long time ago and have had no problems. I also stay fuller on the primal/paleo WOE.

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    learn this simple rule and listen for the signal from stomach to brain:

    when you notice that you can say 'I could eat more but I am satisfied' then stop eating - you have received the message to stop

    when you feel hungry eat again using the same rule

    this way you will self-portion control and will learn to eat the correct amount for you

    no counting needed - just add fat to your food

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    Eat when you're hungry, don't when you're not.

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    I don't count.

    I do -- on occasion -- run what i'm doing through a counter, and it basically turns up the same. Which is cool, I guess.

    But I do this because it's how I work (and I don't need to lose weight/gain back health/etc), not because "grok didn't!" I don't do cave-man reenactments.

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    Ok, thanks people. I appreciate the common sense ideas you all offer!

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    More vegetables.

    The more vegetables I eat, the less other stuff I feel like eating and I lose weight.

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    I don't count. I eat a lot of vegetables, a fair amount of meat, I don't eat junk 95% of the time, I work out, my weight stays the same and I like where I am.
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    "Cavemen didn't do it" isn't a very good argument. Cavemen also didn't bathe, have supermarkets, modern medical care, electricity, a structured verbal language and mechanical means of transportation. Most neolithic things are better than their paleo counterparts - diet just isn't one of them.

    Just eat real food. Try and make protein the centerpiece of each meal and build your dish around it. Pay attention to your hunger and try and eat slowly - the feeling of fullness lags behind by up to 20 minutes, so the faster you eat, the more you'll overeat due to this lagging fullness. Don't go adding fat to things that don't need added fat. Spooning butter all over your meal is no different than spooning sugar all over your meal. It's just empty calories. Use oil/butter as a cooking tool and a flavoring agent, not a significant source of calories. Throw in regular heaving lifting, some sprints and regular moderate cardio and you should get pretty darn close to where you want to be just by following these guidelines.
    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    I don't count. Eat nutrient dense foods like meat and just stop when no longer hungry. So easy a caveman could do it

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