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Are you obsessed with counting calories?

Here's what you need to know about calorie-counting


Do you find yourself saying "screw it" and binge once you go over your allotted calorie limit?

Are you stuck with the all-or-nothing mindset?


Your calorie limit is the culprit of your overeating behavior.






Instead of obsessing over calories, here is what you should focus on:


1. Quality over quantity Calorie counting and macros counting are restrictive methods and aren’t a true indication of how "well" you’re eating.

You could be eating the “right” amount of calories, but if it’s all in the form of Doritos and Oreos, then obviously that’s not going to help! ;-) And even worse, people who restrict the number of calories tend to have black-and-white thinking. How many times did you say "screw it" and binge for the rest of the day because you went over your limit by 50 calories? What’s more important is the quality and nutritional value of what you’re putting in your body. 2. Aim for balance and variety Further to the point above, the number of calories does not reflect the nutrients your body needs. But it helps to look at the nutrients in your meals and make sure there is enough balance and variety. An easy way to do this is just to make sure you have some protein, veggies, fat, and carbohydrates. The combination of protein and fat keeps you satiated for longer, and so does the fiber in fruit and vegetables. Contrary to what many dieters believe, carbs are not evil-they are a useful source of energy, especially for the brain! If you've ever gone on a low-carb diet before, you'll know how the lack of carbs causes brain fog, fatigue and headaches. 3. Take time to enjoy the moment If you are eating your meals too fast, your brain doesn’t even have time to register how much you have eaten or how full you are. Try to slow down and not have any distractions while you are eating. Eat each bite slowly and deliberately. Chew your food thoroughly. Practise eating a meal without looking at your phone (put your phone away!) or watching TV. It can seem weird in the beginning, but this helps you focus more on your food and your own internal hunger cues. You'll also enjoy your meal more and feel more satisfied.



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2. If you're ready to fast-track your progress and say goodbye to yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, constant snacking, and binge eating and finally lose weight for good, make sure you check out the Stop Binge Eating Program, which gives you a proven, step-by-step roadmap to help you lose weight for good without feeling deprived!


In the Stop Binge Eating Program, you learn how to work with your body again (not against it) so that you can lose weight with ease, without counting calories or cutting out your favorite foods. Because these methods don't work long-term!


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