Excuse – I don’t like to keep track of calories. The excuses we are talking about are excuses that keep you from a weight loss diet. The fact that you don’t like to keep track of your calories shouldn’t keep you from a successful weight loss journey. I’ve done calorie tracking and I find it tedious. It’s often also hard to figure out how many calories are in a meal. The food databases are getting very good and include lots of restaurant foods. But it still lacks unless you never eat out and you never fix a combined ingredient meal such as stew. I believe that those who keep track of calories in some way will do better than those who don’t. Many diets will have lists of ingredients with amounts such as 1 cup cauliflower and have the meals already calculated. I also know that after tracking food for a while you will get to know how many calories is in certain foods. If you restrict your eating portions, you will also cut the calories. Many diets suggest you keep a diary for a while just to record all the food you eat. If you aren’t losing, then check the calories. You are probably eating too many. Also, just fix your allowed food for each meal so you won’t eat extra. If your diet requires you to count calories and you don’t want to, don’t. Or change your diet.