CrimsonThunder wrote:Hm I think that becoming "obsessive" about it would be a good thing, as you know exactly how many calories you have per day.
It depends. If you are being accurate
and obsessive then yes, it would work. The problem for me is that I was worried about extra calories sneaking into my diet unnoticed so I was erring far too much on the side of caution. I improvise with healthy recipes all the time and cook a **** load each time. As a result I don't know how many calories there are in each serving. I know how many calories for the entire pot, but I have no idea how many servings there are in there. Unless you have 20 small sized containers handy it's impossible to dish up equal servings on the spot for the sake of accuracy. So I was guesstimating higher calories per serving to be on the 'safe' side (a huge pot of stew err... 17 servings maybe? Oh, this container's a bit bigger. Better assume there's more calories in it. That one has less liquid, so it's probably got more sweet potato. Add a hundred calories just in case). Erring on the side of caution meant I ate too few calories and went into starvation mode. Does that make more sense? I don't think I explained it adequately in my last post.