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thats awsome how did you break free from that?
I gained some weight and realized the world didn't end. I ate some meals without counting and logging and realized I didn't balloon immediately afterwards or even the next few days afterwards. I realized that it takes many, many days to change one's weight, in any form, and that eating a slice of cake one day isn't going to put twenty pounds on me overnight. And mainly, I think life just took over. Food isn't that important in my life anymore - it's just a nice thing that is vital for living.
 

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thats fantastic thanks for that it inspire me for im struggling rite now
*hugs* I'm sorry you are struggling. I believe that it absolutely will get better for you. There are so many wonderful things in life; it is just a waste to concentrate mainly on food and weight and calories.
 

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Well done for breaking out of that blue, I hope that I can one day. And just eat what I want, when I want to, and in the amount that satisfys me, no more, no less.

Congratualtions, that is inspiring.

peace

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specialK12, can you please try and type your words out in full? Other people here make the effort to. You can even download a spell check from right here at VB!

To the OP:- I don't. I eat when I'm hungry and I stop eating when I'm full. If I crave a particular food I just go out and eat it. I only measure when I'm making a new recipe, or perhaps making up a dish (such as a soufflé) that might require exact proportions of ingredients for it to turn out right.
 

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I don't count calories or do "exchanges" (I don't even know what that is), anymore. I used to, and used to weigh my food with a scale.

Life now is...WAY easier. Hahah. Getting over that was a huge milestone for me, and since then my relationship with food has improved very significantly. I still do have struggles with trying to gain weight, but it sure is easier when I listen to my body instead of a measuring cup.
 

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I don't. I eat what I'm hungry for when I'm hungry for it, and stop eating when I'm full. Works pretty good for me.

That said, I do try to use good judgement and keep healthy foods in the house. But I think that is different than what you're asking.
 

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I definitely don't. I just make sure I eat a small meal every few hours, so I don't get stupidly hungry and overeat. I also like to make sure I've had a good amount of fruit, veggies and protein each day.

If I started counting what I ate, I think I'd become obsessed with it. And I want to enjoy my good food, not have anxiety over it.
 

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Even when I am trying to manage my weight, I do not count or measure. I know which sorts of foods I need to be eating to accomplish my goal, and then I just eat those types of foods in moderation. I don't have to measure anything to know when I'm overindulging.
 

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I don't do any of that stuff. I do pay attention to labels and try to avoid anything with excessive amounts of sodium and sugar. I try to eat balanced meals and not overload on the "bad stuff". I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm full.

However, I do think that those of us who are ABLE to stop when we're full are extremely lucky. I understand that weight issues arise because simply stopping when one is full is not that easy for some people.
 

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Right now I'm trying to get into the habit of stopping when I'm full and not stopping when I'm stuffed but I don't do any counting, etc. That is more for the health of my digestive system (I've had many problems with heart burn) than for weight, I could go 5 lbs either way and still be happy.

I've always been in the habit of eating what I want when I want. I just try to keep healthy food around and if I start wanting oreos all day every day I'll try to limit sugar for a bit and get that craving back in check.
 
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