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Balance?

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I am still spending way too much time thinking of and planning my food each day. I either have trouble getting in enough calories or carbs or getting in too much sodium. I'm not even concentrating on fat, potassium, fiber, cholesterol or calcium.

In the past I mostly concentrated on the calories...every once in a while I'd consider the carbs. This time, I accepted that I needed to watch my carbs as well. It wasn't until I saw a program about sodium and how it can hurt your body that I started watching that.

If I stay within my range for sodium, I can not eat enough calories. I eat a lot of fresh fruits and veggies but there is just so much I can eat.

I don't like spending this much time thinking about food. I'm becoming obsessed with it. Not a good feeling.
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MOMMA_BEAR_69 1/20/2011 1:31AM

    I have to spend a bit of time on planning meals as I am on limited carbs, protein and sodium. It means I am most usually sort on calories which I have been fighting for over two years. Still they is only so much I can worry about at one time...just doing the best I can. That is my wish for you too!!!
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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GATOR12 1/19/2011 12:47PM

    Balance has to be the name of the game. And when too much time is spent on planning and counting food it puts all that emphasis on it. I know no answers!!!

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KBARTRAM26 1/19/2011 12:15PM

    I understand what you all are going through. I just watch my calories and my carbs. It will drive you crazy trying to watch everything. I wouldnt stress about the rest. If i see im going over on something every day i will adjust my diet to bring that down. keep up the hard work.

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KARENA-G 1/19/2011 11:06AM

    I have the same problem with not getting enough calories if I concentrate on eating lots of veggies and fruit. Last night I was eating broccoli right b4 I went to bed b/c my calories weren't enough. I watch my cholesterol, fat, etc. That was already too high so broccoli was left in order to bring up my folic acid!

Progress not perfection & balance are so important to me. Being healthy means being healthy in mind, body, and spirit! If I'm obsessing about food--either to cover up my feelings or to be perfect in what I eat, it's unhealthy.

BTW, my daughter & grandkids, & my mother are all UMCers.

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