In the online world, I’ve always felt like an outcast. Since I started blogging 3 years ago, I’ve been writing about my experience losing weight and maintaining my 80 pound weight loss. While I’m over here promoting calorie counting, monitoring portion sizes and balancing macros, healthy living bloggers everywhere are proclaiming eat whatever you want, eat in moderation, eat intuitively, don’t count calories because when a healthy habit becomes obsessive it’s unhealthy! Just eat!
While I agree with this, I know for a fact this doesn’t work for everyone. In fact, I absolutely know it didn’t work for me. Anytime anyone ever told me when I was fat to eat whatever I wanted “in moderation”, I continued chowing down on a bag of chips every night and pint of ice cream because that’s what I needed to feed empty emotions. To me, that was my interpretation of intuitive eating. Isn’t that the same as when a healthy habit becomes obsessive?