Tonight’s topic: Counting Calories
I remember when I began counting calories, since “diet culture” is always promoting if you’re wanting to lose weight you have to begin counting your calories. And yes that’s true, counting calories helps you lose weight, but most of the people in this Community slowly begins having the affects of the “diet culture” world where being skinny is the right way in living.
And I was sucked into that “diet culture” where I saw food as numbers. Instead of seeing food, I was this amount of calories this rice has and it drives me crazy! If I took a bite of something, I counted it.
I hated seeing my food as calories. I just wanted freedom. When I began my recovery journey, it was so hard for me to stop looking at number and begin looking at food. I tried so hard. There were times were I did stop counting calories. Then I went back to counting calories because I wanted to see how much I been eating and there’s where I stopped myself because I knew I was using the counting calories the wrong way. -
It does take time to look at food like actual food, rather than numbers on a plate. But you have to put your mindset to where you see food to nourish your food to whatever craving your body wants or how much it wants. Some day it can be a lot of food and then it can be less food you eat. But that’s what your body wants and you should listen to your body.
Treat your body and eat whatever your body is craving.
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