I am attempting my first grain-free day - rather painful, as I do love oatmeal and granola - and, truth be told, I am really ANXIOUS about it. I have been maintaining a 1200-cal/day nutrition regimen for the past 5 weeks, along with 4-5 days/week of exercise (Zumba, swimming, strength training, an occasional burst of plyometrics). I am 5'3" and started my current plan at 127 lbs. So far, I've ditched about 5 pounds, and am looking to maintain at around 115, so I have a few weeks to go. I have had great success this week in limiting my grain intake to breakfast only - I have more energy, and feel more sated and less hungry throughout the day.
I understand the benefits of limiting carb intake to between 50 and 100 grams/day for paleo weight loss, but, as someone who doesn't like worrying too much about eating, the prospect of counting calories AND carbs is making me sweat.
My main question is: will going grain-free hinder or stop my weight loss? If not, should I stop counting calories, and just count carbs?
Thanks, and much appreciated, Maggie