Originally Posted by canary52
You know, I hear there are actually some people who do not obssess over every morsel that goes into their mouths. They eat when they are hungry, stop when they are full and go on with their lives. That's the kind of person I am not but would love to be. That's what I'm talkin' 'bout.
Sure do wish I could be one of "those" people too--but if I've not accomplished it in 46 years, I don't think it's in the cards for me. At this point I'm pretty much resigned (not that it's really THAT big of a deal) to having to track my food intake forever (having proven more than once that I can't be trusted not to fall back into old habits if I don't).
I DO, though, agree that (for me at least) following a "Diet" is not the answer. Rather, establishing some good nutritional guidelines, including a calorie level and carb/protien/fat mix and sticking with it works well and makes more sense. Of course, YMMV.