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Monday, March 19, 2012

I have been trying to eat intuitively for about a year now. I have had my ups and downs, but iI say I'm in a fairly good place. This is the good news.

The part that frustrates me is that I will loose a few pounds and then gain it right back. I really havn't lost. I'm in no way perfect so I do still emotionally eat from time to time, I guess this might be what holds me back.

It makes me feel like I want to start keeping track of calories, but I know in the past that always sets me up to binge, become obsessed with food and miserable. So feels like I'm just stuck right now.

I needed to get that off my chest. Can anyone out there relate?
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  • SOTM121097
    I have tried with counting calories or even points again, but I can only go for so long. It's just not what I want to do anymore. I honestly get my days where not loosing weight really gets to me but, overall I know that I'm on the right track. I think no matter what I have to really work on the emotional eating because without that in check nothing will work for me.
    1671 days ago
    Any chance that you could keep track of calories without becoming obsessed? I know it sounds weird but I tell myself each day (and sometimes more often than that) that I am keeping track of my points because I am still learning what it good for me. How much is good and since I feel better about my body than I have in a little while I feel like its okay to give myself some guidelines. Without guidelines I go haywire and that doesn't really work for me at all. I think that within IE giving yourself guidelines can be okay as long as you are okay with them.

    Just a thought,

    1677 days ago
    I can see how intuitive eating would not always result in weight loss. I'm glad that you are in a fairly good place. Sometimes when I want to change something I change just one thing at a time so I know what is and what is not working for me. Then other times things have gotten where I had to change several things at once. I hope you find what works for you the best. Blessings emoticon
    1679 days ago
    Yes totally. I think our bodies naturally try to maintain our weight, so intuitive eating does not necessarily lead to weight loss. I agree calorie counting can cause more problems though. I'm am currently tracking and trying to stick within the SP calorie range, but I have given myself a very long deadline to lose the weight, plus I do quite a bit of exercise, which means that the formula comes out that I can eat quite a lot - which helps me feel like I'm eating 'normally' rather than dieting and deprived.

    Good luck!
    1679 days ago
  • A*L*P*
    Totally. I am currently doing the one, two waltz with weight loss it is so frustrating especially with how good I eat and how much I exercise. I guess no one said ie was easy, huh? Hang in there.
    1679 days ago
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