Is it an obsessive habit or will it help you reach your goals?
Ive been on the fence about calorie counting for a few years now. At first I thought it made me think about food more often than I normally would, which in turn made me eat more.
However, now that I am trying to lose fat, I have found it helpful to track my macros, and limit my caloric intake.
I still have my reservations about calorie counting, but as you should enjoy the little things in life, it is also important to note what you are putting into your body.
On the other hand, when you start counting calories it can become obsessive and impact your relationship with food. I think that a relationship with food should be healthy one in order to have a healthy diet, and stop things like binge eating from happening.
There is a very fine line between being able to be disciplined in what you eat, and having an unhealthy obsession about what you eat. If you are going to start counting calories, you have to be consistent and not binge eat or starve yourself in between, because then it won’t work.
An app that I think is very helpful when you want to count your calories is My Fitness Pal. I know that a lot of fitness professional use this app, and I know that it can work very effectively. One of the biggest things that helps is that you can scan any barcode to get the exact calories per serving of the item you scanned.
But one must remember that counting calories is not a way to live by. You should only do it when you want to lose fat or if you are prepping for a competition, otherwise just make the health conscious decisions but allow yourself to have those little cheat meals every now and then 😛 We were put on this earth to enjoy life, not to sit by and watch it pass us by!
Happy Thursday Fitties 🙂