I see what you are saying. It's true that some people take it too far and obsess about it to the point of being unhealthy.
I -where I started at 183- was fat and hence my concern with losing weight, but I am also content to lose it slowly and enjoy food along the way. For example, today I enjoyed beef bacon, 5 eggs with butter, two beef patties with cheddar, a primal nut bar, and I have yet to eat a grilled rib eye with asparagus for dinner.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!