No need to apologize - I have the same problem understanding how people can just EAT without being cognizant of the makeup of their food. To me it's much easier to relax and feel secure about eating when I know what I'm getting. I feel like maybe some people's bodies are more intuitive (or at least they're more self-aware of their needs by simply feeling them), and some people need the freedom to enjoy food because they've calculated what they need and are confident they're getting it. I also don't anticipate needing to count calories and nutrients permanently because it will become more of a habit and a little more intuitive over time. But I also don't worry if I'm not meeting my "needs" precisely every single day as long as I feel like I'm in a decent range over time. And that's another benefit for me of monitoring - long term pattern emergence and visibility.