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Do You Pay Attention to Calorie Counts for Food?

Do you pay attention to calorie counts in food? Do you keep track of the number of calories that you consume? Are calories important? Are calories important? On nutritional labels do you pay more attention to the calorie number that is in it or the actual nutrients you are getting from it? What is more important the nutrients or the calories?

Personally, I do not think that keeping track of calories is useful. We all know that if you want to lose weight your need less calories in your daily food intake. I believe that a balanced diet is what you need. I think that if you count calories then you are not potentially keeping a balanced diet but more paying for attention to the number is at the end of the day. I think that we know what a good balanced diet is, but we just don’t ever do enough about it. You can have a slice of cake everyday if we want to, I guess but it does mean other things like few snacks, lesser portions. Having a well-balanced life everyday where you generally eat the same, you do not overeat or under eat with lots of fruits and vegetables is the key thing in my opinion (well balanced). Knowing that something is more calories, and something is less calories is something to look into. Nutrition is something that everyone should investigate but not necessarily the calorie count. As always not what works for me can and will work for you but trying out a few different things never hurts.

Do you keep track of your calories so much that if you are out and about that you do not eat something even if you want it? For example, if you are at an event and there is a snack or dessert do you denied yourself it despite wanting it? Even if it is your favorite treat that someone in your life made? Is there an application on your phone or computer that you use to help you with what you eat in a day? Do you save your calories for the end of the day knowing that you are going to have a bigger dinner? What sorts of tricks do you use to make sure that you stay on target? Do you think that keeping track of calories per day can lead to an eating disorder or some sort of body dysmorphia? Do we put to much weight on how much we look like? When people talk about how they count calories do you think that it is a way of ‘fat talking’ or ‘fat shaming’ either themselves or others around them? Do you believe that counting calories is the best way to make sure that you are living a healthy life? Are there other ways to be living a better life? Do you think that portion control is better then counting calories? What are some other ways that you can keep track of your eating and weight without counting calories? What are some of the things that you do to keep track of what you eat? Would you suggest it to others?

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