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Cutting the Calorie Cord

Thursday, December 21, 2017

I have been struggling with why I have very off-balance in my eating (and consequently in everything else). The story is a little long - but it ends with me putting calorie monitoring sheets (from my therapist) into the paper shredder and feeling a renewed sense of energy and enthusiasm for life.

It's not that I am against losing weight or totally against calorie counting. But the therapist didn't understand where I am with this....It's a great relief to free myself from her expectations. FYI - I'm not quitting therapy. She's a good person and still in training.

She and I get out of sync often. I made my own forms. We'll see how this works for her and for me.
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  • WHITE-2
    Yes, we need to figure out what works for us and if one struggles with calorie counting, it may be much better to just leave it. Calories are not food. You cannot eat calories, you can only eat food, apples, veggies, candy, you name it. Calories are really 'fiction' and a number. And for those who deal with binge eating, there are already too many negative thoughts, figures, numbers and dogma's swirling around in the brain. Having to count calories may make the confusion and the feeling of being restricted much worse. So hurray for finding your own path!

    I always hated and avoided counting calories and the BED treatment I got advised against counting calories as it would only increase the 'madness' around food, in their eyes. Recently I have started to count calories, I believe that it's taken a long time and a long road for me to begin to find it a useful tool instead of something that would kindle my craziness over food. And at some point I may again feel that counting calories is not worth it or not helpful for me. I am glad you found relief by shredding those papers!

    There is no need to count calories to make a sensible food plan or to eat in a healthy, 'normal' (as in: not eating disordered) fashion.
    I hope you can still get good use from the therapy.
    716 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2017 5:27:18 AM
  • LUCYICANNON
    I find when I do things my way instead of the way someone else makes my plans it works better. emoticon
    716 days ago
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