I know the theory is that you should not need to count calories but, as I have mentioned before, most of us have a broken apistat which needs to heal before it is totally reliable and it needs help until that happens. Take a look at your total calories. If you are eating 2,200 calories a day on average, for example, then try reduce it to 2,000 for a week and, reduce it a further 200 after a week if you see no change. You can make this reduction easily by reducing, slightly, the amount of fat in your diet. Since fat is so high in energy that a 200 calorie reduction is easy to achieve. Just one handful (1 Oz) of Macadamia nuts, for example, will get you there. You can normally sneak in a slight reduction in a few items to total 200 calories and you won’t even register a difference in your hunger. Remember also, that a lot of what we perceive to be hunger is just our brains telling us we need to eat because we haven’t eaten nearly the volume of food in a day as we are used to eating. Make sure you consider very carefully whether or not you are really hungry or just feel like you should be hungry because you haven’t eat much food. Remember, you are now eating very nutrient dense food and you have normally eaten more than enough without even realizing it.
You may also be one of those people who is extremely insulin resistant. If you persist with this diet and keep tracking your intake and constantly tweaking things your level of insulin resistance will improve over time and you will eventually lose the weight you are looking to lose. But there may be a way to kick start that process increase the rate of improvement of your insulin resistance. This is addressed towards the end of the next lesson when we talk about Therapeutic Fasting.