Ten Reasons Why I Stopped Counting Calories

by danielle on January 26, 2013

Happy Saturday! No new post on the blog today but I am popping in to share a guest post with you over on MindBodyGreen. Feel free to check it out and bring all of your awesome comments over there!

Here’s the link

Hope you enjoy!


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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance January 26, 2013 at 2:22 pm

Hi Danielle! I’m not sure that the link is working! :)

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danielle January 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Whoops! Thanks Michelle. Just fixed it!

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Lisa January 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm

I was just going to comment on the same thing as Michelle!

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danielle January 26, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thanks Lisa! All fixed!

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GiGi Eats Celebrities January 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Ha Ha Ha! Not gunna lie, I think I COULD eat too many calories of spinach! LOL!! You should see me go to town on those pre-washed bags!!!

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danielle January 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Hahaha I believe it! I love spinach too!

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Danica @ It's Progression January 26, 2013 at 6:34 pm

loved it…I can relate SO much….last year I went through this stage of very intensely counting calories. Like you mentioned too, I was afraid and extremely nervous to go out to a restaurant (even if it were just once that month), I avoided some extremely healthy foods because of the calories (sweet potatoes, quinoa, etc.), and I just was totally and completely obsessed with counting the numbers in my head. Now that I’m beyond that, I was so much better AND am much more at peace in my mind.

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danielle January 27, 2013 at 2:39 pm

So glad to hear you are in a better place now! Isn’t it amazing not to have that worry anymore!

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Kristen@Change of Pace January 26, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Oh my gosh you and I are a lot alike. I can still tell you how many calories are in things and exactly how much a portion is of something. I definitely used to obsess over calories like crazy and honestly I didn’t have a great relationship with food. Now that I don’t count calories I have a much better relationship with food!

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danielle January 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

I couldn’t agree more! While I still do know how many calories are in just about everything it doesn’t take over my thinking anymore! Such a better place to be!

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Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl January 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Awesome article! This is a habit that I am currently working on breaking, so I can totally relate. Thanks for your thoughts on this topic :) .

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danielle January 27, 2013 at 2:40 pm

Thanks Hannah! It takes time so hang in there. I’m sure you will break the habit. Stay strong!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 26, 2013 at 11:51 pm

Awesome post girl! I struggled with calorie counting a few years ago too, but I’m so much better off without it. Calories do not accurately reflect nutrition! Like I used to be scared to eat almond butter because it’s so calorically dense, but now I love it because it’s such an awesome source of nutrients.

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danielle January 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I couldn’t agree more! I used to love those 100 calorie packs and now I know they’re just 100 calories of sugar! I used to be so afraid of healthy fats too for the exact same reason but now I realize how much they actually benefit our bodies!

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