A Lifetime Change

Sunday, September 08, 2013

I've seen a lot of people on this site saying that the calorie tracking is temporary for them, to train them in a different way to eat. To those people I say it is fantastic if that works for you. It does not, however, work for me, I've found.

I've tracked my caloric intake countless times in my life, from my borderline anorexic obsessive restricting (very unhealthy, I might add) when I was a teenager, to much better versions later on in life. Nonetheless, one thing remains: I lose track of how many calories go into my system when I'm not actively tracking. For some reason my brain just doesn't consider these things if I'm not actively tracking everything I eat.

As a result, I've come to the realization that I will need to keep tracking for the rest of my life if I want to maintain my goal weight after I reach it... and the interesting thing is, it doesn't at all seem like it will be hard to do that.
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    We are all different and what works for one doesn't work for another. So glad that you have discovered that tracking makes a difference for you!
    1644 days ago
    emoticon Tracking in some form is definitely a part of this Lifestyle for most of us, I think. It is a Small Price to pay, in my opinion for a Healthy Future.
    1655 days ago
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