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(06-06-2014 03:12 PM)cooledcannon Wrote:  FWIW many people who became healthy said eating "clean" is much better than counting calories. I would go as far to say counting calories is almost always useless.

Also high protein is not really necessary, if you have enough in your diet. Just get the amount of protein that your body needs, which can be as little as a gram per kilo of bodyweight per day. Double it if you are active/lifting.

The problem with counting calories is that you have to a) be honest and b) calorie counts can be off by as much as 20%. Given today's diet trendy environment do you think food packages are going to be on the high or low end of that 20%? So a 2000 Cal/day diet could be as much as 400 calories a day over. That's 40 lbs a year. Even if it's only 10% over that's still 20 lbs a year. The only way it works if you calorie count honestly, eat the same things everyday, have roughly the same workout regime, and track your weight. If your weight goes up you cut your food intake/up your exercise while keeping everything else the same. If you do that it works wonders. I used to cut weight for crew and wrestling and that's pretty much how you do it.

Now that I'm older it's more challenging. I've noticed as I cut calories my energy levels plummet. So now I'm definitely on board with changing the content of my diet so that I'm eating the foods that will make me feel the most energetic for the fewest calories.
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"Eat when hungry" - _DC_ - 06-06-2014, 03:05 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - SteveCR - 06-06-2014, 03:10 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - cooledcannon - 06-06-2014, 03:12 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - kinjutsu - 06-06-2014, 04:11 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - Ensam - 06-06-2014 04:31 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - rainy - 06-07-2014, 02:19 AM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - SteveCR - 06-07-2014, 02:23 PM
RE: "Eat when hungry" - RURALGAMER - 06-07-2014, 06:42 PM

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