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Old 05-10-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
Paul M
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If you're not going to count calories, then you need to adopt a system of eating which will naturally provide fewer calories than you need to maintain your current weight.

Paleo is a great choice in this respect. Eating (lean) meats, seafood, and fruits and veggies, you're unlikely to overeat, caloriewise. Nuts are fairly calorie dense, but won't be a problem unless you eat them in large amounts.

Coach's recommendations that Roy mentioned, are another example of a system which will tend to provide fewer calories without counting. In fact, almost any system which stresses unprocessed or minimally processed food will provide fewer calories than those that don't. Just take whole wheat bread versus white bread. 1 ounce of whole wheat bread has 70 calories, while 1 ounce of white bread has 83. Less processing=fewer calories (nearly all of the time.)

So whether its Paleo or something else, my recommendation is to minimize processed foods, with a focus on keeping processed sugar (including high fructose corn syrup,) white flour, and white rice to a minimum. For most people, just eliminating those processed carbs will mean fat loss.

-Paul M
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