celtic wonder's Journal, 17 August 2018

Does anyone else just get tired of all the prepping, measuring and just plain counting everything? I don't want to worry every time I want something to eat how many calories or anything it is. I want to be able to just enjoy it.

Diet Calendar Entries for 17 August 2018:
417 kcal Fat: 4.14g | Prot: 36.85g | Carb: 63.00g.   Breakfast: Equate Sugar Free Fiber Powder, Coffee (Brewed From Grounds), Great Value Fat Free Coffee Creamer, Splenda No Calorie Sweetener, Cafe al Fresco Vanilla Syrup. Lunch: Millville Elevation Whey Protein Powder Vanilla, Great Value Frozen Tropical Fruit Mix, Tap Water, Equate Sugar Free Fiber Powder. Snacks/Other: Tap Water, Equate Sugar Free Fiber Powder, Tap Water, Joseph's Lavash Bread, Tap Water. more...
6388 kcal Activities & Exercise: Sleeping - 8 hours, Standing - 4 hours, Walking (slow) - 2/mph - 4 hours, Watching TV/Computer - 7 hours and 30 minutes, Housework - 30 minutes. more...

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I feel ya! I’m tired of counting calories. I’ve lost 27 lbs in a year and I am proud of myself for that. But I get tired. Then I want calorie refunds when the food doesn’t taste good. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Rosee27
I am kind of a nerd when it comes to tracking. So, enjoy the process. Have you considered a cheat meal once in a while? As long as you don't go crazy, this might help. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Erquiaga
Sometimes I do, but most of the time I think of it like a little ritual that leads me to eating and I’m fine with it. I think it definitely keeps me in control too. 
17 Aug 18 by member: mrsroboto
I like it. You may want to try an elimination diet if counting isn't for you. I prefer to eat what I like and count it. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Diablo360x
Also, I’m doing OMAD so I only have to do it once a day. I can understand how it would get tedious if you’re doing it 3 times a day. 
17 Aug 18 by member: mrsroboto
@mrsroboto - Oh the simple joys of fasting :) 
17 Aug 18 by member: adefwebserver
I've been it for over 10 years. I do cheat and that is why I haven't lost as much as I had before. My body is a all or nothing kind. I gain when I see or smell food. I have lost 35 this year.  
17 Aug 18 by member: celtic wonder
I am exhausted with all the eating i do to stay healthy 
17 Aug 18 by member: SissiJo
I'm kind of a nerdy tracker. I also "cheat" by eating a lot of the same stuff so I don't have to think about it; I already know my portion sizes.  
17 Aug 18 by member: SoCalPam
I hear ya. I got tired of all the counting and measuring and stopped for a few years. Now I’ve got 30 lbs. to try to get rid of. Back to counting, it just seems to be what works for mr. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Magpiezoe
I understand your frustration but the added work helps me stay on track.  
17 Aug 18 by member: ccpatterson
Here's something I came up with a few years back, and it's pretty much in line with portion sizes... the VA in East Orange NJ tried it with their dieters and diabetics and found it easy and right on without all the measuring: Use a portioned picnic plate! The first small portion on the left will fit about 4 oz of protein (meat, fish, poultry), the next small - for starches such as: potatoes, rice, quinoa (only to the top of the ridge, not mounds) and the large opening for veggies - unless you are counting potatoes as a veggie (see above for them). Corn, lima beans, and other legumes (beans) are only "measured" in the small portion areas. It sounds goofy, but it works. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Jbber
I tracked n weighed everything the first few weeks. But now I’m managing my portions. I’d like to eat a lot more but choose foods that fill me up vs quantity. I’ve had to entirely cut out snacking. That’s my biggest issue. That’s how I over eat. The bit of this, the bite of that, the few nuts, the one glass of wine n ten pieces of Brie 😂 
17 Aug 18 by member: Swedishblondie
sometimes I feel the app is a crutch , so instead of weighing first, I'll cut the portion I think is correct, then weigh. so I've slowly learned how to "eye" a proper portion instead of being a slave to the scale. you'll get a hang of it if you want! your doing well! 
17 Aug 18 by member: jenjabba
I love counting because it allows me to eat whatever I want and not blow my progress! 24 lbs in 11 weeks tells me it’s effective for me. That being said, if it’s not something you enjoy, you won’t stick with it. So, it’s important to find an eating plan that works for you! <3 
17 Aug 18 by member: JJSinger
I use a small plate or small bowls that only hold a certain amount for my at home meals. Automatically limits amounts. Most of the time I have two eggs with chopped veggies and a half cheese stick for breakfast, fast and the cals/carbs/fat stays about the same. Eating out is when I stress because I'm not in control then. 
17 Aug 18 by member: BlueFront
Jbber, that's a good idea. I just googled "diet plate" and all kinds of options popped up. Some are funny (but a little off-color). 
17 Aug 18 by member: SoCalPam
One of the reason I am on keto. I don't care how many calories or how much it weighs. I eat whatever on want on plan and eat as much as I want.  
17 Aug 18 by member: Mjgh06
Mjgh06 when you hit a plateau you gonna have to check your calories if you care to get to your goal weight 
17 Aug 18 by member: rosio19
I’ve been doing it for so long that I don’t even think about it. I’m not diabetic or Keto or anything else that requires precision accountability or it screws things up. If I forget or am out to eat I just guesstimate and that is good enough. No OCD here. 
17 Aug 18 by member: Kenna Morton

     
 

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