One of the biggest criticisms of the Fat X diet is that there is no calorie counting involved. I find the criticism to be one of it's strengths. My belief is that people aren't getting fat because the lack of knowing how many calories they are eating. People get fat or stay fat because they are eating the wrong types of food. My philosophy when it comes to diet is to not think so much about what you shouldn't be eating, but to concentrate on things you should be eating. The Fat X diet is intrinsically low calorie because of the high vegetable requirement. Just take a look at the calorie count found in these vegetables.
- Asparagus 100 grams 20 calories
- Broccoli 100 grams 20 calories
- Brussels Sprouts 4 sprouts 25 calories
- Cabbage 1 cup 20 calories
- Carrots medium size 35 calories
- Celery 1 stick 5 calories Corn 1/2 cup 50 calories
- Cucumber medium size 10 calories
- Lettuce 30 grams 5 calories
- Mushrooms 100 grams 30 calories
- Spinach 100 grams 15 calories
As you can see, by filling your diet with these types of food, you don't even have to keep track of calories to lose fat because they are naturally low in calories. As an added benefit, not only are they low in calories but they are highly nutritious. All the added nutrition will indirectly help your fat loss goals by keeping your energy levels up, hormone levels balanced, fuel your fat burning workouts and helping you recover from workouts.
If you like keeping track of calories and it's working for you, by all means continue to do it. I developed the Fat X diet because calorie counting wasn't working for most people. They either stacked their diet with calories coming from junk food, or just got tired of tracking calories. Either way, just remember that the Fat X diet is not about eating a magical amount of calories, but it's about eating plenty of healthy food.