Hey! So Serena and I have been pretty quiet around here. Fall Finals week happened and this school year has been academically hard for the both of us, so we definitely needed all the time we could to study.
Regardless, I wanted to talk on the blog today about a topic that’s very close and dear to my heart. I started my weightloss journey in the spring of my eighth grade year. I used the MyFitnessPal app from the introduction of my friend who said that she was using the app to eat healthy. I definitely do not blame her for introducing me to this app as I feel as I would have found this app sooner or later. MyFitnessPal along with other calorie counting apps are on the top charts for the Health & Fitness category in the App Store.
With MyFitnessPal, I restricted myself to 1,200 Calories daily, lost 15 pounds in 2 months, got myself insecure about my body image, and yo-yo diet. It has been a vicious cycle.
Currently right now, I am not the slimmest I’ve ever been. And whenever I think I’m fat or when I try on some of my old clothes and they don’t fit right or don’t fit at all, I am tempted to be insane and restrict my calories again.
However, I know in my gut that this is wrong. Tracking calories is not only unnatural but so miserable. You can never eat foods that you want to eat — you purposefully look for salads, for the least “fattening” food. Eating out is a disaster for you rather than a chance to celebrate with your closed ones. Instead of having fun with your friends, you look to your phone and chug away the foods you ate. And if you ate “too much” you blame yourself. This. Is. Not. Normal.
Even now, back home for break, I’m super tempted to download MyFitnessPal. However, I promised Serena and promised my parents that I wouldn’t go down that scary and gloomy path.
So … for whoever has that MyFitnessPal app in your life, let’s fix this. You can eat without tracking calories. Personally, it’s really a matter of PORTION CONTROL. You can eat actually the worst quality foods and still stay slim. So really, quantity is key. What is easy for me is to just get ONE serving. NO second’s.
So even though I’m all about quality, for the sake of this post and to ditch the calorie tracking apps, just eat ONE serving and that’s it. You can do it.
How do you control your appetite?