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Anyone feeling calorie-obsessive?

When I was growing up, my metabolism was lightning fast. Every Sunday morning, my grandfather & I would get donuts & I'd easily eat 5 without being sick. Now I want to lose weight (I've lost about 5 and want to lose 5 more). I know that the only way to lose weight is to monitor your calories coming in & going out. But now that I'm counting calories & being more conscious about what I put in my mouth, I feel like one of those high maintenance girls who obsess over calories. I swore I'd never be like that.

So where's the line between healthy monitoring & obsession? Any thoughts? Anyone have similar experiences?

Mon. Jul 3, 9:26am

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I developed this problem (a nearly bulimia as a way to control calorie intake), so I speak from experience when I say that calorie counting is not the only way. How did people stay slim before they knew what calories were? How do most little kids who eat a balanced diet stay slim? They eat when they are hungry, eat what sounds good and feels healthy, and stop when they are full. They are generally active. Your body actually knows what's best for it, and will let you know when you are actually hungry and when you are actually full, if you listen to it.

Forcing yourself to eat a certain amount of calories at a certain time of day is counter-intuitive. It is one way to lose weight, and it does work for many people, but you can become calorie obsessed and develop a disordered eating pattern. Pick up a copy of Intuitive Eating and see if it strikes a chord with you.

Monday, July 03, 2006, 10:51 AM

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pick up a copy of Intuitive Eating...
And to check out some of the concepts, google it and or a link to this team....


Tuesday, July 04, 2006, 5:27 PM

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