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Do you count calories every day?

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Do you count calories every day and make sure to stay at your goal each day? Or do you give yourself a day off where you don't worry about calories?
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  • staticsplit
    staticsplit Posts: 538 Member
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    I try to track everything but sometimes I guesstimate if I eat out. I find if I track consistently I'm less likely to mindlessly snack or overeat.
  • malibu927
    malibu927 Posts: 17,564 Member
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    Every single day, and if I go over I try to keep to my weekly total.
  • MelodyandBarbells
    MelodyandBarbells Posts: 7,725 Member
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    Everyday
  • CooCooPuff
    CooCooPuff Posts: 4,374 Member
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    I do, even days I know I'll go over. It's fun to see what I had. :)
  • kami3006
    kami3006 Posts: 4,978 Member
    edited January 2016
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    Everyday. I follow a weekly goal so if I'm over one day then I can balance it out on others.

    When I was losing, I only had a 250 cal deficit so if I had a day without tracking then I could have easily blew my weekly deficit.

    ETA: it's such a habit now that I spend a total of maybe 5 minutes a day weighing and logging. I don't give it much thought anymore.
  • 20yearsyounger
    20yearsyounger Posts: 1,643 Member
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    its stressful for some. I find it to be fun waking up every day with the challenge of eating what I want and making it fit. So I log every day.
  • williams969
    williams969 Posts: 2,528 Member
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    Always. Even with 6 months without internet or smartphone access, I kept a food journal and preplanned meals to keep a balanced intake. Even when I have a celebratory feast (holidays, etc, 3,000-5,000cal days), I log/journal my intake.

  • Ninkyou
    Ninkyou Posts: 6,666 Member
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    Everyday, with the exception of a few holidays that are too hard to track (like Thanksgiving and Christmas for example). Otherwise, everyday.
  • callsitlikeiseeit
    callsitlikeiseeit Posts: 8,626 Member
    edited January 2016
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    every day. the only times i dont are my birthday and (major) holidays.

    oky - and vacations. but even then i loosely log, so i have a very rough idea. but i dont worry about what or how much i eat.
  • namuh85
    namuh85 Posts: 3 Member
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    I track everyday, except for holidays. I still try not to eat every thing in sight though when I dont.
  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
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    Every day, because I like to save up calories for my drinking weekend.
  • nutmegoreo
    nutmegoreo Posts: 15,532 Member
    edited January 2016
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    I did not log on Christmas Day, and I made up a number for New Year's Eve (I logged the day, but took a wild guess for the evening).

    Otherwise, I log every day. Even the 3000 cal days. It allows me to look back over the data to see if there are any trends in hunger, overeating, and over-restricting. It is amazing what I have learned about myself since I began logging.
  • robot_potato
    robot_potato Posts: 1,535 Member
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    Every day, good or bad. I won't act like the bad days didn't happen, I still want to see what went wrong.
  • blossomingbutterfly
    blossomingbutterfly Posts: 743 Member
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    malibu927 wrote: »
    Every single day, and if I go over I try to keep to my weekly total.

    This exactly.
    pbprincess wrote: »
    Every day, good or bad. I won't act like the bad days didn't happen, I still want to see what went wrong.

    Yes, yes, yes!
  • LaceyBirds
    LaceyBirds Posts: 451 Member
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    Every. Single. Day. Since April 13th. Every morsel, every sip.
  • paulandrachelk
    paulandrachelk Posts: 280 Member
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    Yes
  • coreyreichle
    coreyreichle Posts: 1,031 Member
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    I track every day, even if I go over. Habitual. The only time I don't, is when I'm backpacking, but I've usually budgeted/planned calories for each day for fuel anyways.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,049 Member
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    its stressful for some. I find it to be fun waking up every day with the challenge of eating what I want and making it fit. So I log every day.

    Exactly how I think of it.

  • crosstraindylan
    crosstraindylan Posts: 124 Member
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    All day, every day.
  • rankinsect
    rankinsect Posts: 2,238 Member
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    Every day except special occasions where it's tough to track. Sometimes these are just guesstimates (like hotel room service).