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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>specialK12</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
r u saying that u dont do any of these things ......... ever?</div>
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Sometimes I count my protein intake, but other than that, no. I used to count every single calorie I ate though.
 

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thats awsome how did you break free from that?</div>
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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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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thats fantastic thanks for that it inspire me for im struggling rite now<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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*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.<br><br><br><br>
Congratualtions, that is inspiring.<br><br><br><br>
peace<br><br><br><br>
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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!<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
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.<br><br><br><br>
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've been known to occasionally count protein intake as well as omega 3s, but I've never counted calories. I generally don't go by measuring, just try to eat a balanced diet and follow my appetite.
 

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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.<br><br><br><br>
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. i just eat when hungry, eat what i want when hungry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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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.<br><br><br><br>
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. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thinking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":think:">
 

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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.<br><br><br><br>
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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