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Burned out on counting calories

Posted by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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I am getting tired of obsessing over everything I am eating and tracking.  I am not losing weight anymore, anyways. I am sick of this.

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by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:53 AM
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eema.gray
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Try eating whole foods, eating when you feel hungry, and stopping when you're "gently satisfied."  :-)

frecklesthehen
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:08 AM

take a break from it. i have to stop every once and a while b/c i get too stressed. after a while, from counting, you should have a feel for how many calories things are anyway and can go a few days without.

jendawn1
by Ruby Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Hugs it can get fustraiting at times. It sounds like you have platued. Have you had your bmr done lately?
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jambaby
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I stopped counting calories. I know what healthy food is and I know what a good portion is. I make a smoothie in the morning and avoid the yogurt or stuff like that in my yogurt and no sugar. But if I have 10 frozen strawberries over 7 I am not going to freak out.  For my snack I have cheese and crackers. But if I have 6 small slices instead of 5 I am ok. It is still healthy and a good portion.

In the end losing weight and keeping it off is about a healthy choices and lifestyle change.

DissieDothe
by on Feb. 19, 2013 at 11:56 AM

It's easier to watch your calories if you put them into food categories. I've been dieting or on a maintenance plan for years (a strict one for about 4 years).

There are healthy low calorie foods & unhealthy low calorie foods. If you are eating too much of a good thing, it becomes unhealthy to continue eating it.

In the early stages of dieting, we consume an overwhelming amount of Vitamin C until it becomes unhealthy. I try to use more cooked tomatoes with Lycopene rather than fresh ones.

Any time that you can cut down on too much of a good thing, you're going to feel better.

armygirl16
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 3:31 PM
I didn't even count yesterday. I'm starting to get burned out too. I know I was way under yesterday.
I have to take a break sometimes too.
I also get frustrated when I eat something and have no idea how many calories it is.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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That's one thing I love about my diet....no need to count calories.  I just follow proper portion sizes and my body's hunger signals and I know that I'm on target with my calories.

I agree that it's a good idea to take a break every once in a while.

chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:51 PM



Quoting michiganmom116:

That's one thing I love about my diet....no need to count calories.  I just follow proper portion sizes and my body's hunger signals and I know that I'm on target with my calories.

I agree that it's a good idea to take a break every once in a while.


I feel like since I gained the weight maybe 5 years ago I have trouble knowing when I am truly hungry.  I feel like I am always hungry.

M4LG5
by Bronze Member on Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:55 PM


Quoting chrisnjoesmom:



Quoting michiganmom116:

That's one thing I love about my diet....no need to count calories.  I just follow proper portion sizes and my body's hunger signals and I know that I'm on target with my calories.

I agree that it's a good idea to take a break every once in a while.


I feel like since I gained the weight maybe 5 years ago I have trouble knowing when I am truly hungry.  I feel like I am always hungry.

I am like you....i don't feel like I really know my portions as well as I should.  At this time, I do need to count calories to know just count calories but also carb and protein intake but I get burnt.  I just realized that I had not been counting ALL WEEK and now i've gain 1.5 pounds back.

chrisnjoesmom
by Adrienne on Feb. 19, 2013 at 5:56 PM


Actually I learned a lot about portion sizes when I was in WW. My problem is that I am always wanting to eat something.

Quoting M4LG5:


Quoting chrisnjoesmom:



Quoting michiganmom116:

That's one thing I love about my diet....no need to count calories.  I just follow proper portion sizes and my body's hunger signals and I know that I'm on target with my calories.

I agree that it's a good idea to take a break every once in a while.


I feel like since I gained the weight maybe 5 years ago I have trouble knowing when I am truly hungry.  I feel like I am always hungry.

I am like you....i don't feel like I really know my portions as well as I should.  At this time, I do need to count calories to know just count calories but also carb and protein intake but I get burnt.  I just realized that I had not been counting ALL WEEK and now i've gain 1.5 pounds back.



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