|After having a baby, I counted like a maniac.|
I am happy to report that my long time eating habits have rubbed off on her and she's finally getting it. Just because they are whole grain crackers doesn't mean they are healthy. Even though they are baked chips, doesn't mean that you should be eating them. Home made isn't always healthy. Splurging is necessary, whatever a splurge is to you. When you make a mistake, don't beat yourself up over it. Tomorrow is another day and you will do just fine.
|Absolutely a splurge dinner.|
I stopped counting calories because it ruled my life. I felt trapped. I felt ashamed when I would screw up. I didn't feel like I was doing a good job. I was more focused on how many calories were going than what kind of calories were going in. I would have a big gross burger for dinner just because my calories allotted for that. I would also try to make up for over eating. If I had a bad day, the next day I would eat far less calories than I should. I was basically sabotaging my own body.
|Calorie counting days...|
I have a few friends that still count calories and ask me to join them as a friend on My Fitness Pal but I just wont do it. I think back to those days and feel so much more free now that I don't worry about calories. Now that I actually pay attention to the health benefits of what is going into my body, I don't need to count the calories. My body takes care of it all for me.
Now the next step is to get rid of the scale. That darn scale sort of has me trapped.
Do you weigh yourself? How often?
Do you count calories? How many calories do you limit yourself at?