Cutting The Cord

In college, I used to carry around this little composition notebook where I wrote down everything I ate. A few of my college friends poked fun at me because I would whip it out at the lunch table, and feverishly write down every single bit of food on my plate: “Mixed greens, tomatoes, olives, 2 slices of Whole Wheat Bread, 2 slices of turkey, 1 slice of Cheddar” etc. Some days I wrote down my calories, other times simply writing down my food would suffice. Every time I stopped logging I felt as if I lost part of my control. By logging my food I felt assured that I could continue to make progress in my weight loss and Fitness journey.

I like freedom. I like flexibility. So in the coming weeks/months I want to try something new. I want to try listening to my body and eat a little bit more intuitively. Ok, so I still have a few rules:

  1. Eat 5-6 meals
  2. Carbs at 3-4 meals
  3. Fat at 3-4 meals
  4. Protein 5-6 oz per meal
  5. Veggies! Lots and lots and lots of veggies!

Whenever possible, I will still measure my food to try to get into the habit of seeing what a serving for me looks like. Eventually, I would like to eyeball my plate and get a good idea of how much I am eating. It is a little scary to not know a calorie count, or to not worry about grams or macro percentages. I no longer want to be attached to my phone anytime I have a bite to eat, and I am hoping that letting go of MyFitnessPal and the extensive Food diary will help me create life long eating patterns. Seeing as I tend to be out and about quite a bit throughout the day, I will plan my meals for the week and meal prep like usual– mostly because I have found recently that eating out most of the time just isn’t as satisfying.

Let’s see how this fares up!

One thought on “Cutting The Cord

  1. I’m a BB coach, so I tried the 21 day fix so that i could figure out which of my clients to recommend it to… it really helped me to get macros right without having to depend on MFP!

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