Recently I have come across a few people who have completely disagreed with calorie counting or some other eating strategies I mentioned in my previous posts (here & here).
1. Calorie counting :
Reaction: “This is too much hard work, feels likes you are obsessed!!!
My Reply: It’s not hard work, initially it might take time but soon you get used to it, you don’t always need an app to tell you because you know by experience the approximate calories. I’m not obsessed I just make sure I don’t overeat. If you call that obsession I’m fine with it to me it’s more about taking care of myself and reaching my goal of being fit.
2. Filling up on healthy options before going out for a meal:
Reaction: I go out to eat what I like, what use of going out if I can’t eat?
My Reply: I go out to have fun with friends and family, sometime I also go out to eat my favourite meals. It’s ok to eat what you like but if it’s an unhealthy option for me it is always better to eat less of that and if I don’t fill up on healthy options before I go out I will just be hungry or end up eating too much of the unhealthy stuff.
3. Portion Control:
Reaction: I eat till I’m full, so I don’t need portion control
My Reply: If you are used to eating bigger portions you get used to eating more to feel full. I’m surprised at how much my appetite has reduced since I started focusing on eating right. If you focus on proper serving size and calories you will slowly realise how much your body actually needs.
I have a few friends who are healthy and still will not agree to use any of the above techniques but I have also noticed these friends already have good eating habits, they eat the right amount of food. Like my mom she does not do any calorie counting but if you notice she always eats controlled portions, she will not overeat just because it’s her favourite nor will she overeat just because we are going out, she is always sharing her meals and she sticks to her portions which I used to find surprisingly small (now I know I was eating more) and that helps her keep calorie count in place.
I think some people can manage to stick to the right calories and portions without giving it a second thought and some people cannot so they need to put in the effort. I belong to the second group and I'm perfectly fine with it.
I found these 3 techniques very useful in my weight loss/fitness program if you have some other ideas we can always exchange ideas doesn’t mean I will give up on these
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