Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Confession: I feel like a calorie logging black sheep.

The more and more I wander through the healthy living blogsophere, the more I feel a little bit like a black sheep back here at my own blog.
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Many seem to be adamantly against counting calories, or as I prefer to call it managing food intake. The general consensus seems to indicate that counting calories is a restrictive and isolating practice. This frustrates me. Greatly. In fact, it frustrates me to the point where I felt compelled to blog about it.

*hops on her own little soapbox*

Logging your food and having a calorie target is just a tool.

It's up to you to decide whether it's the right tool for you. And, because it's just a tool, it's up to you to use it responsibly. And when used responsibly, it can help an overweight person go from this:

To this:

There is no one right way to eat healthy.

 It's up to you to find what works for you and not judge anyone else's choices based on your chosen lifestyle. What works for one person might not work for another, and it's up to us to be responsible for ourselves.

Okay, I'm off my soapbox now!

I've got a great how-to program custom workouts into your Garmin post coming up tonight once I finish editing the screenshots so that will be less ranty. :)