About 2 weeks ago I decided to stop tracking my fruit consumption. I did this because I found I was opting to not eat fruits because they were taking too many of my daily calories. Dumb. Very dumb. So I decided to just make fruits free so I don’t feel like I need to budget my calories around an apple. Yeah, it makes my nutrition journal for each day inaccurate since I’m not recording all the nutrients I’m getting from my fruits. I don’t eat that many fruits as it is so it’s not making a huge difference in terms of the numbers, but it was affecting my actual consumption. I don’t know if this has been a good idea or not, but I at least don’t have to make a decision between an apple and something else. Now I get to eat both and that makes me happy and that helps me stay on track with the rest of my weight loss challenge.
I’ve been doing this same thing with my vegetables as well. It’s pretty rare that I count any veggies. This way I don’t have to make a decision if I can afford to eat a bag of carrots. Of course I can, now I don’t have to even think about it.