Okay I am curious to what fellow Paleo's out there think about the idea of negative calorie foods? When counting calories, can I count everything EXCEPT live raw foods such as baby carrots, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, jicama, etc? I'm trying to eat low calorie during the week days, and have one day of freedom on Sunday (still with Paleo foods of course) but was wondering if I should count those raw foods towards my calories during the week days or if they actually are negative calorie and shouldn't be worried about? For those of you who don't believe in counting calories and are shaking their head at me, I'm doing this because I find when I don't, my weight can go up a few or MORE pounds which is a YIKES in my book. It's too hard to restrict calories every SINGLE day at a maintainence level, but I'm finding going lower than maintainence level during the week Monday-Saturday and then not counting calories at all (above maintainence level probably) on Sundays, to work for me. So hey, it seems to be working so that's all that matters right? But anyways, are the live raw foods mentioned actually negative calorie or do they still need to be accounted for? Thank you!
**EDIT Thank you for all your comments, because of them I've decided to stop calorie counting. Rather continue short IFs and focus on “what food will give me the greatest satiety, in the smallest portion?” Instead of “how much food can I eat with the smallest amount of calories?” That second question is what I need to STOP doing because it probably streches my stomach out and I'm full but not satisfied, like some of you said. I did this the past two days and it worked well. Thank you everyone!!