This is the question I’ve been asking myself lately. I do not think it’s obsessive in the least to simply monitor the calories and macronutrients you have in each meal.
My family, nutritionist, and pediatrician all say it is… Since the beginning of this summer I’ve been consistently writing down my intake, trying to maintain somewhere in the neighborhood of 3800 calories a day. It varies greatly on certain days, of course. It’s not that big of a deal. I just eat healthy foods, sticking to whole foods as opposed to “empty” foods like candy.
I’m all for achieving balance in life, but when it is viewed by the majority(my friends, family, and the practitioners I rely on) that playing video games for 3 hours a day is less obsessive than taking 10 minutes, once a day, at the end of the day, to write down my intake, what am I supposed to do?
Heh, the irony.
Don’t mean to complain, though it probably came off that way. I’m just curious, do the majority of you write down your intake on a notepad, and try to maintain a certain caloric range? I know bodybuilders do this, generally, but how can that be viewed as obsessive?