After my recent post on fat loss, you’re likely saying to yourself “but I want to lose weight without counting calories, can’t I do that somehow?”
Of course you can.
The answer is simple. Follow the 3 conditions below and BAM – weight loss magically happens without tracking your food in your food log (which you don’t do anyway – am I right?), and without counting those annoying little calories.
But as with so many other things in life – it’s easier said than done.
Simple Condition #1 – Eat Real, Whole Food
Real, whole food is described by me as unprocessed fruits, veggies, meat, and fish. I also throw in minimally processed whole grains like oatmeal, and whole grain pasta.
Simple Condition #2 – Stop Eating When You Feel Full
Does this really need any further explaining? Eat slower, put your eating utensil down after each bite, and chew each bite at least 10 times. As soon as you begin to feel full, yep you guessed it, stop eating. Who cares if there’s still food on your plate! Don’t put so much on there next time.
Simple Condition #3 – Don’t Eat When You’re Not Hungry
Oh yeah! I saved the best for last. Everyone knows this is the kick in the gluteus to the maximus. Everyone has those times of eating just out of boredom, or stress, or just because it’s there. Myself included.
But here’s the deal, if you truly want to lose weight, and you don’t want to count calories of keep up with a food journal, then you simply MUST not eat unless you’re actually hungry.
If you’re some wisenhiemer that says “well I’m actually hungry ALL the time”, then I say you need to examine how much movement you’re doing in a day vs. how much food you’re eating. Get it in balance and make a conscious decision to reduce your food intake.
Now Let’s Put This Plan Together In Simple Fashion
Don’t eat unless you’re truly hungry. When you do eat, eat real, whole foods (without covering them in junky dressings and condiments), eat slowly and stop eating when you feel full.