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Why You Should Stop Counting Calories & What To Do Instead

Why You Should Stop Counting Calories & What To Do Instead

I have a confession. 

I used to be a calorie and points counting, scale watching, and weight obsessed basic chick.

I would be that person that read ingredient labels, tracked calories in my cell phone, and researched the amount of calories in meals online before ordering take out from a restaurant.

I also had a love-hate relationship with restaurants that started adding the amount of calories right on the menu. On one hand, I was like "Yes, less work for me to do" and I could just choose the meal with the least amount of calories. On the other hand, when I felt like eating something with more calories, it left me feeling guilty and awful when I saw the number screaming out at me from the menu. 

Needless to say, my days of counting calories or points (or watching the scale) are over, THANK GOD!

I just don't believe its necessary, healthy, or beneficial to your overall wellness.

The biggest take away I've realized about calories is that ALL CALORIES ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL.