I'm a planner. I tend to plan a day in advanced, sometimes 2 if I know I've got leftovers. I really don't remember the last thing I grabbed from the fridge and just ate it. I took a week off from tracking but then found myself calculating calories in my head, then writing down meals in a note pad just get an idea of how many calories would be in them, then before I knew it was back to preplanning everything. I guess I'm a little obsessed... but I like to know how my macros are going to balance out, make sure I'm getting enough vitamins, minerals, fiber, my sodium intake isn't going to be too high. Takes a lot of the guess work out of what I'm going to eat/prepare or spur of the moment food choices in the midst of hunger.
But usually once a week I take a day off from tracking... make sensible choices for the most part and loosely keep track of how many calories I'm eating. I am going to have to slowly start letting go of this security blanket though, trust myself a bit more and just learn to eat sensibly. It's a little scary.
Take your focus off the Marshmallow. www.leangains.com/2010/01/marshmallo
"Toning" is marketing muscles to women who are afraid if they pick up a barbell, they'll leave the gym looking like She-Hulk. If you don't want to get bulky, lift heavy!
I can bench Nicole Richie, eat more than she does in a day before noon, I have a good 20 lbs on her but could still wear her pants.
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