From the number on the scales, to the grams per macronutrient all the way to the number of calories you consume in a day. Health has become a numbers game, particularly when we start talking about food. Its well known now days that the easiest way to lose weight is to eat less calories than what you expend (Calorie Deficit), but if it’s so easy why do people find it so difficult to stick to?
The answer, our relationship with food.
We have moved away from basing our food choices on how it makes us feel. This has led to confusion on what food is good and what food is bad for us. This is why “diets” are difficult to stick with, because food is made out to be a chore by restricting what we eat, which leads to unenjoyable meals which reduces the chance of adherence and habit formation.
So instead of just viewing how much you are eating during the day, start to get more in touch to the way real, natural food makes you feel and whether or not it satisfies you and gives you energy.