Hi there! I’m Rachael, Columbia, SC private practice dietitian, food/wellness blogger at Avocado A Day, and one of the two other dietitians launching Joyful Eating, Nourished Life, the 6 week online intuitive eating program, with Anne. Leading up to the start of our first group, we’ll be visiting each other’s blogs and sharing a bit about the principles behind Joyful Eating. First up, we’re talking calorie counting – and sharing 3 reasons to consider not doing it.
3 Reasons to Stop Calorie Counting
by: Rachael Hartley, RD
Back when I was an undergrad student in nutrition, we were assigned a project to track our intake for a week using an online nutrition database, compare it to the food pyramid and our estimated calorie needs and report back. The main thing I learned that week: Calorie counting turns me into a literal crazy person.
My second day of counting was college football game day. If you live in the South, you know that means – lots of tai…