Everywhere you look there is something or someone talking about the latest diet or fad. Well I ain’t going. I ain’t counting calories. I eat carbs, sugar, and fat. And I eat as much as necessary.
Don’t get me wrong, I have dieted. I used to measure and check calories and weigh my proteins. But that got tedious. And that’s exactly why I knew that I couldn’t really do figure competitions. I just wasn’t interested in the restrictions that dieting requires.
When I shifted my eating to more of a plant based diet, I figured out that dieting was pointless anyways. I would grab a handful of kale…or eyeball the necessary amount of frozen mangoes…or add a touch of seasalt. I’d cook and season to taste. Then I’d eat to taste too. Basically eating a bunch of living foods, limiting the process stuff, and exercising, I’ve learned that dieting (for me)isn’t necessary. I’ve learned to read my body’s signals and just use that as my guide. Now I do understand that many ppl need the guidance and restrictions that diets give. But learning how to follow your body’s signals is so freeing (IMO.)