Rednwhite Posted July 24, 2015 Report Share Posted July 24, 2015 I want to start off by saying that I don't think that tracking your calories and your macros is a bad thing. In fact it has helped me, because before I started tracking I was unknowingly under-eating on most days, and I discovered that I wasn't getting enough good fats and protein into my diet (the protein was a particularly difficult one as I was a vegetarian; I'm now a pescetarian who's discovered the joys of My Protein, so it's a little easier). BUT after a year and a half of tracking and counting and weighing and obsessing... I've decided that it's not for me, and it's not sustainable. I have a somewhat controlling personality and I like systems, so give me an app which lets me count everything I'm eating and see it laid out before me in neat little pie charts, and I will take it to the next level. Lately I have also found myself craving more chocolate and sugar because I've been telling myself that I'm not allowed them, whereas before I started tracking I just simply didn't want them very often, or if I did want them I'd only want a bit. I've never really had an issue with my weight aside from the fact that people have always accused me of being too skinny, but I'm still a little nervous about a life without My Fitness Pal. It feels weird to type that, but it's true, because I've come to depend on it so much. Has anybody else had experiences like these? My inspiration for quitting tracking came from a YouTube channel - can't remember the username, but her name is Josie Mai - who described an issue a lot like this, except perhaps a tad more extreme. 3 Quote Link to comment
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