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No more calorie counting

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I've decided that as far as I can remember, I did NOT binge before sparkpeople.

I'm not saying sparkpeople caused the binging, in fact I'm healthier than I've ever been and I owe 100% of that to sparkpeople. But all the calorie counting I think has made me a little *ahem* crazy.

I talk about it a lot, and I take it so seriously. I tried once before for intuitive eating and it didn't work, but I don't think I gave myself a real chance. One month after a year of tracking calories is not a realistic goal.

I'm stopping the calorie counting. When I do count I'm always under anyhow. I need to relax and enjoy some treats. I think the binge is from feeling deprived even if I won't admit it. Add that to some emotional eating and you get a binge.

Time to give intuitive eating another chance.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINWINAGAIN 7/26/2010 6:53AM

    I had the same "problem" with weight watchers. The first meeting I ever went to (around 18) was around Easter and all they talked about was Easter candy. My response was to go out and buy a six pack of Reeses peanut butter eggs and eat them all! that kept me from going back. When I did (about 55), a new leader helped me lose some weight, but the focus on calories and weight only kept me from leading a healthy lifestyle and really dealing with what was keeping the weight on. Anything that works FOR us is what we need. I'm now on the Slowest Loser Team and it is refreshing not to be pushing for weight loss, just learning good habits for healthy living. Go for it Rockstar, you will make it!

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SPARKLOVE 7/26/2010 12:40AM

    Try counting food groups instead of calories. For example what do you feel would be a healthy many servings of diary , fruit , vegetables, protein and wholegrain should you get in ? Then track them to be sure you are getting a balanced diet. When we eat what we should then we don't have a lot of room for the junk food. Just a thought. Best Wishes on reaching all your goals. Joy

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