Move away from getting fixated on counting and weighing.
Have you ever noticed that when you go on vacation that you actually lose weight and feel better? I’ve had several clients ask me why this happens. We are relaxed not only from the hectic day to day schedules but also, we are relaxed about what we allow ourselves to eat.
As a nutritionist I find that most people are hung up on COUNTING. They count calories, protein, carbs, and fats thinking that if they maintain a certain number or percentage of their daily "limits" per some diet then they will perform at their peak. However, there are days when your body will need more protein and days where your body will need more fat. Think about it in terms of your car. Your car runs on fuel, oil, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluid, etc. You don’t measure each of these items daily. The car lets you know when it needs more fuel. Likewise, the human body lets you know what it needs if you listen to what it is telling you. But we have moved so far away from listening to our body and what it needs.
I have also found that People get fixated on weighing themselves. Your weight fluctuates several pounds during the day. If you must weigh yourself, I suggest picking one day a week or every few weeks (such as every Friday morning). Ditch the scale! Go by how your clothes fit and how you feel.
Move away from getting fixated on counting and weighing. It removes a lot of stress associated with eating.