I started counting calories again today.
Even the phrase ‘counting calories’ tends to elicit an extreme response from the general public, especially people who are not particularly health-conscious (no pressure, no judgement, just saying.) I remember in college I was sitting with a friend explaining how my old Wingstop order (ten piece boneless combo half Louisiana dry-rub and half Atomic with bleu cheese dressing and a root beer, mind you) had over 2,000 calories, which is more calories than one needs in an entire day.
The friend in question did say “Oh, wow…” but when I mentioned how I was counting my calories to actually understand in real time what I was consuming, she just shook her head and said, “You don’t have to do that.”
I understand the reaction of my friend. When you hear “counting calories” it tends to sound threatening and rather extreme because there are very…
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I am always amazed at the calorie counts of some foods!
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I find this interesting. Not sure I’m convinced by the idea that paying attention by counting calories *isn’t* dieting…
The one I like is referred to as being mindful about your eating – eat when you’re hungry, stop when you’re full. It involves listening to your body and stopping food guilt about certain foods and so on. Everything in moderation rather than particularly cutting out certain foods or whatever.