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Why not calorie counting?
Why not calorie counting?

Why should you focus on mindful eating rather than calorie counting?

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Written by Esther Mehesz
Updated over a week ago

Calorie counting works for some people, but not for everyone. We live in a fast-paced life, where we don’t always have the time to figure out how many calories the restaurant’s meal has, how many grams of protein the fish has, etc.

Don’t cause yourself extra stress if you can’t calculate the calories!

Also, companies have the chance to label 20% fewer calories on their products than they have in them! As much as you want to keep a strict calorie count for your day, you cannot always calculate the exact amount.

That's not all, calorie counting has been shown to cause many people to have a negative relationship with food. This can lead to disordered eating (the “lite” version) or even an eating disorder. We want to avoid these problems and let you go off path while steering you back on path without causing yourself stress after a meal. Stress about the bigger things in life like your health, don’t let one meal or a number on the scale get you down!

Let's not forget! The quality of your food is more important than the quantity. Instead of eating a small bag of potato chips, just have some fruit or veggies. The small bag of chips has a similar calorie content as eating some fruit and/or veggies. Because the fruit and veggies are healthier, you can indulge and have more without worrying about it. It will keep you feeling fuller for a longer amount of time and its nutritional breakdown is far better than if you choose the chips.

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