I don't count calories. I know my BMR is in the 1800 calorie range, but I couldn't tell you how many calories I eat a day because I don't count them. I am a manipulative person, and I can make ANYTHING fit in my calorie allotment. Same thing with WW. I would eat my 37 points of Girl Scout cookies then starve myself the rest of the day. Until night time where I would binge because fuck I was starving.
It wasn't good.
And lawd knows I suck at tracking! I even have an app and I can't bother myself to use it. I don't know why but it has never been my strong point. And instead of punishing myself because it's something I am "supposed" to do, I just stopped trying. And I figured out something that works for me.
I have a plan, loosely based off the P90X3 plan (but with less food because woah). And I follow this plan about 90% of the time. That is pretty good, if you have ever followed a diet or plan lol. I count easy things to count because I dont have to count higher than 4 :D
I count servings.
3 servings of Protein
2 servings of Fruit
2 servings of unrefined starches
4 servings of Vegetables
3 servings of HEALTHY fat
and 1 serving of dairy.
And I usually break it down this way.
Fruit, Veggie, Starch, Dairy, Protein and Fat.
(seems huge, but I have Shakeology (P, F, V) with Almond Milk (D) a piece of whole wheat toast (S) and some avocado on it (F). )
Veggie, Protein, Fat, Starch (or I save it for dinner sometimes)
(Romaine Lettuce (V), Chicken Breast (P) Cesar Dressing (F) and a Pita (S)
Snack: Veggie (I like bell pepper sticks in the car on the way home, or during that 3pm slump)
Veggie, Protein, Fat and maybe a Starch.
(Asparagus (V), Pork Chop (P), Olive Oil (I cooked with it, F) and last night I had Sweet Potatoes (S), but I didn't have one at breakfast so I was good. :D )
I eat a lot. And all of it is healthy. I have no clue how many calories it is, but I don't actually care :D
Please note that I am not a registered Dietitian, or a nutritionist, or anything like that. I am just a girl who eats, and hates to count or write shit down. Try this if you are like me. Eat more if you need to. This is just what works for me.