Why do I detest calorie counting? I started tracking my calories a few day ago. I know perfect time of the year to do so. I realized a few “why’s” of my distaste for counting calories.
It’s like a cold wet slap in the face. You are eating far worse that you thought. Although I do realize this a positive thing when it comes to weight loss but … Then I start second guessing the calories. “That wasn’t actually a medium slice of sourdough, more like a SMALL”. So then I start adjust things. This is where the nutty comes into play. “The sausage I ate has 2 less grams of fat” and on and on. NUTSO. I don’t need to spend my time and energy getting nutty.
I am using Spark People’s site to look up my calories. I will track my cals. I am backtracking a week’s worth of food so I do need to spend some time at the computer.
My cheat free day turned out to be where I estimated it was - 1507 cal, 110 g carb, 66 g fat, 116 g protein.