Eating without counting.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Calorie counting got kind of boring for me a year ago, I still did it, but honestly 9 times out of 10 I can tell how much calories are in a food and I know how much I've ate even without writing it down, I think it's because I've been doing it for more than 3 years. So, I decided to do a little experiment and eat without registering my calories on SP, and see if I can still lose weight. Even with calorie counting I usually eat first and write down calories after (and they don't go over my goal, because as I said I count in my head, or not even really count, I just know that "yes, this meal looks like lunch meal that has nutrition and calories I want and need").

So, long story short for the past two weeks I ate and didn't write down what I eat, assuming I'm still doing it right. This morning I had a weight-in and I've lost 3 lbs as planned. :) This doesn't mean I'm gonna get all "yeah, I rock this, who need counting calories anyway!", I think it's very useful, especially if you don't eat the same foods all the time or you want to track something like sodium or just want to make sure where you are at your nutrition goals (because while calories matter, I still like to get them from healthy foods and make sure I eat carbs, proteins and fats in normal levels). But it is still nice to see that after 3 years I can pretty much be sure about what and how I eat, and as long as I eat within weight loss range instead of maintenance, I can see results.

And I finally can run my 5km within 30 minutes, so there's that as well. I really want to be able to do it in 25 minutes, so that's what I'm slowly training for. So far the best time was 27 minutes. I am so excited about being able to run this summer, I wish our winters would be less cold and snowy, sadly I can never run when it's around -25C (-13F) degrees, I've tried, but it's too hard for my body, instead of feeling energized I mostly feel like I'm about to die after those runs. Maybe I need to move to a place where there's no snow in winters. :D
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    Good for you. Sounds like you have it under control.
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